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Please Critique my first typeface design !

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I would like a critique of my first typeface design, it is comprised of 3 versions: a standard clean neo-grotesque, an alternative version that has multiple alternatives, and a "advertising" version that has a much higher x height, along with a shorter ascender/descender line, with a more expressive feel to it. all three versions will be released under the name "Dawson Grotesque"
All advice is appreciated! This has been a project of mine for quite some time — and is my first baby, so please help me make it perfect for its release in the near future !
Thanks .

As Types Grow Older – Re-Release of Grimoire and Sadness

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My very first typefaces Sadness and Grimoire have just been published in new and revised versions at Myfonts. After the tragic end of the established Fountain Type Foundry I had to ask myself the following question: Is there still any justification for the existence of my 20 year old fonts?

by Felix Braden

Plastica: Experimental 3D typeface issues

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Hello guys,
I’m nearly finishing work on my new experimental 3D typeface called Plastica. I’m facing few problems I would like to discuss.

It is CFF OpenType made in FontLab on PC. Outlines are very precise and I used atypical custom UPM of 2300 units (23 modules at 100 units). But this should be fine regarding to older nodes on Typophile.
There are two versions: Plastica One (Striped) and Plastica Two (Outlined).
And here is what I struggle with:

1) On-screen rendering issues:

typeface references

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Hi Reader,

I am looking for a similar typeface just like the image attached. It's a broche people get when graduating nurse school in the '60 in Holland. Besides my own research, I might need your expertise about similar typeface. But then I am looking for a bit more modern looking then this one, but still the same style.

Hope to hear back soon,

R

Sans, Serif, Stencil, and Inline in one Typeface?

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Hi everyone!

Does anyone know of a single typeface that has sans serif, serif, stencil, and inline (or outlined) styles? Again, I'm looking for a single typeface that has all of these styles included—I know, quite a tall order, but I'm curious if one exists. Audree is the only one I know that comes close. It has a so-called normal style, but not a pure sans serif.

Thanks!

Wallington Pro (The Wallington Update)

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Hello guys! Happy New Year 2015!

Today i have released new version of Wallington : it's Wallington Pro!

Wallington Pro is a decorative-serif font embodying vintage and elegant curves with functional structure. Style is adopted from Old English cultures with their descendants around mid-12th century and Art nouveau in 19th century, it was inspired by natural forms and structures and the curved lines. Crafted with love and easy-to-read letter design.

Wallington Pro consists of 721 glyphs including 268 unique ligatures, 30+ catchwords and 10 stylistic sets.

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Find out more at http://ink.creativezeune.com




BOXDON - latin typeface for vertical layout

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Hello Typephile members.

I've released my typeface "BOXDON" which was especially designed for vertical layout. The typeface looks like boxes or playing blocks with minimal counter space to enhance 'stacked' feeling as much as possible.

In general, Japanese, Chinese and Mongolian, etc. is well known as languages which can have vertical layout system. However, even in usage of Latin alphabets, we can see some examples of vertical layout as building signage and spine of books. Then I thought that we have possibility to design special typeface for vertical layout to dig out expansion of type design world.

I hope this typeface gives spicy inspiration to your graphic design..

BOXDON at MyFonts.

What Do You Think About Hydrogenic Sans

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Hello my name is Jose Luis Ruvalcaba and I'm currently attending The Art Institute of Phoenix. I'm a senior and pursuing a degree in graphic design with a minor in typography. I'm currently enrolled in a font design class and I just completed my typeface! I would love your personal and professional opinion. Please let me know what you like and what would make this typeface better.

Hydrogenic Sans
By: Jose Luis Ruvalcaba

Honest Critiques Only

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Hey guys,

I'm working on a typeface this quarter for a school class and need some critique from you type experts. The name of my typeface is "1800 Something" because it was Inspired by the “Franklin TYPE Foundry - Book of Specimens Edition of 1889”. The goal with this font was to use characteristics of 1800 typefaces and make them relevant again for type nerds alike. Basically i'm looking for any critique but I am specifically concerned with my drop shadow alternates, how can I make the drop shadow less illustrator stroke looking, it feels too blocky.

Thanks for any comments and all your critiques!

Kyle

Most impressive typefaces

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It's a common question to ask what your favorite typeface is but I usually get stuck because there are so many typefaces that are amazing in different ways, it's difficult to select any and exclude others. I have an extensive collection of pictures of typefaces on my computer so I know what's around generally speaking. However, at least once a year a typeface is released that's so clever and so well done it makes me realize there is a lot more to do in type design besides emulating old classics.

HELP beauty spa logo needs typeface suggestions-

Hi I am starting up an Eyelash Extension spa- the logo picture is a very rough draft. My demographic is early 20s to late 40s with average being late 20s-early 30s. Am trying to convey an upscale, chic, modern (but not cold), stylish, with elegant/feminine touch. Suggestions of typefaces is VERY appreciated! Have been going crazy trying to find something that looks ok. Was thinking modern/script but am open to other typefaces/script. Also what would you recommend then for tagline? (Logo might be edited with box around it and/or without tagline). Again your guys feedback is very very much appreciated!

Looking for a decent pan-Asian typeface (not the cheesy kind)

Hey guys!

I’m currently working on branding for an Asian city and I imagine the wordmark to have a modern, Western-friendly appeal, but with a subtle Asian warmth and sharpness to it.

ITC Symbol Std has caught my attention so far, but I’m really not comfortable with the varying thickness of the stems and the loops. Also, the thicker weights look nice but when it comes down to the lighter weights, the typeface looks odd.

I have also found Penumbra to be appealing although I wish it had more subtle serifs and available lowercase letters for the wordmark I’m designing.

"Core Sans" family – any opinions?

Hi,

can anyone comment on the usability of the "Core Sans" family by S-Core?

The "N" (= neutral) version is on discount at the moment (for example here http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/s-core/core-sans-n/), and I would like to hear about how it works for large amounts of text like in books.

Has anyone ever mixed the different members of the family, "N" with "G" for example? Are small caps included? I once saw that there’s an extra "SC" font available …

Thanks!

Simplified Arabic

Titus Nemeth's article titled "Simplified Arabic: a new form of Arabic type for hot metal composition" was recently published in "Typography papers 9."
This is an excellent review of the development of Simplified Arabic since its inception in the 1950's. It will be of interest to anyone concerned with the history of Arabic typeface design. It would be even more useful if some of the figure were published large enough to show the details of the typefaces featured. Perhaps, Reading or Nemeth could publish these images in high resolution on the Internet for those of us who desire to learn more.