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Text in Images

I am creating a grammar test online and I want to have the questions in .gif format and the answers in .gif format to help prevent copying (please don't focus on this. I am aware of the difficulties) I have a monitor with screen res. of 1920 x 1080. I selected Arial Black, 16 pt as the text to use because it is clean, clear and bold. I use Fireworks and create a 700px x 72px, 300 DPI canvas and placed the text on this canvas and saved it as a .gif image. I have to create close to 4,000 of these images. All are the exact same dimensions and the same format etc. I have two questions:
1) Can this be automated somehow?

The perception of text (rhythm, texture and color)

I've recently been doing a lot more research and personal studies in type. I'm thinking of doing an elaborate study on the perception of text, where I set a page in a certain typeface and analyze why the text is being perceived in a certain way. For example, in Maiola has a rather rich texture so if I were to analyze this typeface, it would be predominantly a study in which specific elements cause the texture to increase.

Serif Typeface with Serif cut/s ()

Hi guys,

I am looking for a serif typeface along the lines of Marlene (http://www.typonine.com/fonts/font-library/marlene/), that has a large family which includes stencil cuts. I am working on an online magazine layout and would like to implement the stencil version as a hover effect for links.

The foundry selling it should therefore be able to host the type (have a web version).

Thank you!

HELP! Magazine Redesign: Modern Typeface Combination Needed

Hello!

I'm a newbie in a need of some typo advice from experts as I have become overwhelmed by browsing the web ...

I'm a student and currently redesigning a medical magazine run by a non-profit student organization.

I'm looking for a sans serif for headings (it will also appear on posters) and a serif for long texts (2 columns).
Keywords: economical, legible, modern

Foundation Sans

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Hi,

I've been working on my first typeface for the past 2 and a half weeks.

The idea was to create a type inspired by the Bauhaus letterforms but adapted to modern times.

With styles good for Display ("regular" and "bold") and others good for Text ("book" and "book bold").

I haven't set the kerning yet and there's still plenty of work to do, but I wanted your opinion about what I've got so far.

THANKS!

Benedict Sans ? - A first attempt at Sans Serifs

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After reading a few old posts about appropriate sans serifs to accompany classic serifs, I decided to make an attempt at designing a sans serif to accompany the Benedictine Pro face. Tentatively named Benedict Sans, here's what has been done so far for the regular weight (to be followed by book and bold):

Thanks in advance for your attention. And have a nice summer ...

Wrenloch - Scotch/Bodoni inspired

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I've always enjoyed both Bodoni and Scotch style faces. I wanted to introduce some ‘fashion sense’ into the ‘work horse’, and get something unique. I think there's some potential to make it into a text face, eventually expand it, but I wanted to get some feedback here first. I honestly have no idea what I'm doing, folks. It just sounded like a worthwhile idea to entertain.

I've been looking at Monticello quite a bit, and referencing a generic Bodoni for logic and proportion. For what it's worth.

What do y'all think of that |Q|? and
I realize the teardrop is missing from the |g|. Bear with me.
Thanks to raph for the Monticello Specimens.

Would anyone know the name of this font?

Hello! I know this an incredibly stupid font to ask you to name, but it would be nice to know. I've only seen it on Windows computers, and have seen it many times before. Does anyone know this font's name, if so... is it also downloadable?

In this specific case, this was just a screenshot I took from a youtube video. Do not mind what is says, it won't make any sense. Heh Heh.

Rieven Roman by Steven Skaggs

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For Immediate Release:
Alameda, CA- February 12th, 2013

Delve Fonts presents Rieven™ Roman, by Steven Skaggs.
Available now at: http://www.delvefonts.com/rieven_roman.html

In order to address those instances where the more contemporary letterforms are preferred, designer Steven Skaggs has expanded the Rieven family by creating a Roman version that can be used hand-in-hand with its predecessor, Rieven Uncial.

(New Release) Concord - A Fresh New Geometric Sans Serif Typeface from SoneriType

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About Concord
Yet another typeface with simplicity as it's core element. Concord is derived from a successful type family 'Accord Alternate' by giving geometric touch to it. Hence Concord is a geometric sans serif. It has large counters which enhance readability. It is available in seven different weights for emphasis.












Available at following websites:
MyFonts.com
Fontspring.com

Marat Sans

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After more than a year of hard work my new sans serif typeface Marat Sans is completed. It is a clean and lively sans serif typeface. The entire family contains of 27 styles & weights and includes many OpenType features: various numerals, alternate glyphs, fractions, superiors and inferiors, language features, arrows, case sensitive forms and many more. Marat Sans is the perfect companion for Marat, a soft and elegant serif typeface.

I'm offering a temporary discount on the font family to celebrate this release! Purchase the entire Marat Sans family on MyFonts for incredible $149 (instead of $799).





Guimarães 2012, European Capital of Culture, Official Programme Book | Serif

Hi all,

can anybody help me identifying the Serif here?
http://behance.vo.llnwd.net/profiles5/110669/projects/3629935/hd_4a73e65...

It's from the "Guimarães 2012, European Capital of Culture, Official Programme Book" by Atelier Martino&Jana.
More pictures here: http://www.behance.net/gallery/European-Capital-of-Culture-Programme-Boo...

Thanks so much,
G

New Release: Tulika Bengali

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The Indian Type Foundry is pleased to announce Tulika, a new text typeface family inspired by traditional Bengali calligraphy. It features distinctive, sinuous shapes and a high contrast between thick and thin strokes. Bengali is one of the most complex Indic scripts, requiring the design of over 700 glyphs for each of Tulika’s 5 styles. Jyotish Sonowal, in-house designer at ITF and native speaker of Assamese, did extensive research while defining the character set and included support for the Assamese, Bengali, Bishnupriya Manipuri, Garo, Kokborok, Meitei, and Mundari languages.

Announcing Doncaster

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Greater Albion Typefounders has just launched the Doncaster family on Myfonts and Fontspring.

Doncaster is a bold display face which emphasises legibility and clarity, but which combines those qualities with a distinctive flair. The designs have a timeless quality, making them equally at home today or even in Victorian inspired design work. All of the faces are ideal for poster work, signage or for really eye-catching but not ostentatious headings and titles. Seven faces are offered combining upper and lower case forms with incised and embossed decoration as well as an italic form.

Here is a specimen sheet showing all seven faces:

Two New Families Released

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Greater Albion have jusst released two new families through Fontspring and Myfonts:

Corsham:
Corsham was inspired by traditional stonemason's engraved lettering designs. Designed to be used alone, or in combination with our Corton family, ithas wonderfully lively air, with distinctive lively serifs and beautifully swashed downstrokes. Four faces are offered-regular bold and black weights as well as a condensed form. All faces include a range of Opentype features, including ligatures and old-style numerals. The Corsham faces merge 'olde-worlde' charm with fun character, yet remaining clear and legible for text use.

Metropole:

Twitter Maze - Twitter trends visualization in 3D

Announcing Twitter Maze: a free Mac and PC application that generates a spiral-shaped maze based on Twitter trends from the last 24 hours.

http://chronotext.org/TwitterMaze

It was originally produced for Written Images (a generative book initiative) before evolving into this simple desktop application (much more to be done...)

Feedback is welcome,
Ariel
http://chronotext.org