Rosetta Type Foundry

Rosetta is an independent foundry, created by David Březina, Jose Scaglione and Veronika Burian, with a strong focus on multi-script typography. It is a response to the increasing interest and need, within the global market, for multi-script typefaces that are both technically and aesthetically of the highest standard. Rosetta is committed to promoting research and knowledge in that area and to support excellence in world script type design.

Typeface Comparison: Web Fonts... Tahoma vs. Verdana (IMAGE)


Ok, so it is that inevitable time in every brand's life when it must be made into a website.

In this case the printed materials would use Gotham Narrow as a body copy font. The question is, which is more like Gotham Narrow: Tahoma or Verdana, and why?

I have adjusted size and tracking to get all three into the same basic space and configuration. Please forgive any little issues.

I am eagerly awaiting interesting comparative notes. Thanks in advance!

How to study typogrpahy in the army?

Hi everyone, I have always wanted to study typography but never got the chance to do it. I couldn't get into design school because I don't have any design/art background. Currently I'm studying a course that has nothing to with typography/design. I have studied the course for a year and finally realized that I want to pursue a career in typography/design. I will be joining, well actually forced to do national service as it is mandatory in Korea. I want to use my time wisely in the service and study typography but I don't have a clue where to start. Do you have any suggestions on how to study typography? I'm interested anything with typography and eventually want to design fonts.

I will not be able to use a computer for personal use so anything with computer is out of picture.

SPEED Nike Font

Can anyone tell me if this font is designed for Nike specifically, or, is it available for purchase through another designer?

On their apparel design page it is listed as the font 'speed'.

I've been searching for it but haven't found any answers yet.

Thank you for your help


Plau! New font by Niramekko


Hey everyone, I'd like to introduce a fresh new face from Niramekko. Plau is the name and it's available at MyFonts:

The description:
Futurist typeface from the programming era, Plau is a sans-serif with rounded corner personality and interestingly deliberate lettershapes. Comfortable in headlines, reads surprisingly well in longer passages of text.

Also looks quite interesting on the screen.

Hope you guys like it.

hand written tattoo style font (identify pls)

Normally i dont second guess other "designers" but there are many things that make me question this person hand drew this typeface.
So im looking for anyone who might have seen it before, specifically the lower case glyphs since the uppers are easily modified for variation(unless you are a complete newb).

Programming OpenType Font with FontLab 5 to have size restrictions


Does anyone know how to set some parameters that restrict a font to specific sizes? In my case, I need the character to be no smaller than 12pt and no bigger than 72pt. I would like the character to change to another character for sizes smaller than 12pt or bigger than 72pt.

Is this sort of thing possible in FontLab 5 with the OpenType programming panel?


All Caps, Techy, Sporty, Spacey Font - Untitled


No name for this bugger yet. It's my first attempt at creating a full alphabet plus punctuation for an actual font release! Inspiration came from a custom logotype I created that was not commissioned, it's a great excuse to dive into FontLab and see what it's all about. This will be an all caps display font, released at some point this year. Here is a screenshot of the regular and outline versions. I've attached a PDF for closer inspection.

Name of wave-like font


I have seen a font some time ago, but I don't have a photo and I have no idea how to find it. I remember it was used for a corporate identity of an architect. It is a font which has some kind of wavy baseline, it reminds me of water. The letters were somehow added on top of the waves. Here's an image of the wavy baseline:

I am looking for the name of this font. Does anybody know what font this could have been?


Need Help

I purchased this font back in 2002 and have since replaced my computer. Unfortunately, my computer crashed before I got rid of it so what mattered more was saving my documents versus my fonts. Anyhow, I need help identifying the font so I can rebuild my company logo. Thanks in advance!