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Too many type faces?

Hey guys.

I was a follower of Typophile and typography in general some years ago. Grew tired to be fair and here I am once again.
Here I was thinking in doing some stuff once again and found myself with a question.
Aren't there are already too many type faces? Is there any space for new ones? New foundries? Is it still profitable enough to live without eating rice and tuna everyday?
What is your opinion on these subjects?

Licensing and Purchasing for Business Owner - Individual or Company?

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Hello all!

After years of lurking, I came across a real-life licensing pothole and figured this was the best crowd to ask.

I am a designer and small-business owner that has 2 LLCs to my name. I have purchased single-machine licenses in the past for type that I would use for my design business - graphics that I would create and sell. Now that the second LLC has opened, I am looking at an interesting dilemma.

"Bay Fonts/Kelly Media" Font List

Hello Typophiles, I am looking for an exact list of all of the font names from "Bay Animation" (which comes from multiple ClickArt packages of thousands of fonts from Brøderbund Software since 1994). Many font names, of which, have been renamed from Bitstream/Corel, and If there's any questions, let everyone else know and we'll post it altogether.

"Bay Fonts/Kelly Media" font list

Here are the following 240 font names from "Bay Fonts/Kelly Media" in alphabetical order:

• Ache
• Adams
• Aidan
• Aloe
• Alor
• Alps
• Amaze
• Ameretto
• Amery
• Amos
• Annual
• Antiqua 101
• Array
• Asia
• Atilla
• Banco
• Bangle
• Banner
• Banty
• Barrett
• Bars
• Bart
• Basque
• Bassett
• Beach
• Beagle
• Beau
• Beeswax
• Bernhart
• Bernie
• Bid Roman
• Billboard 11
• Bimini
• Blew
• Bliss
• Block
• Bobo
• Bosnia
• Bow
• Brando
• Brando Engraved
• Brisk
• Broach
• Broadcast
• Brush Stroke 26
• Brush Stroke 35
• Bully
• Busso
• Cable
• Calli 109
• Calli 721
• Candide
• Cane
• Carla
• Carmine
• Catchup
• Centime
• Cento
• Challenge
• Chaney
• Chasm
• Chaz
• Chelsey
• Chisel
• Circus
• Clare
• Clayton
• Clean

All-caps display font with distinctive A, seen in various business logos

I've seen this font a lot and it has a distinctive look, but I've been unable to find any information on it. It seems like the kind of font you'd see in a logo for businesses related to construction/hardware/trucking; I've seen it used in such a manner, but I can't recall any specifics. It has a very distinctive A; so distinctive that I'd bet an expert would be able to identify the typeface from the A alone.

Personal Business Logo Critique, Please

I've narrowed my business logo down to 3 favorites. I'd like some critique. Favorite and why; colors complementary, too dark/too light; kerning too tight/loose; design element too much/dark/light; design element size; so, basically anything I need to do that would make it better, etc. Be brutal, but constructive. Thanks so much :)

Photography business logo

I am in the process of designing a logo and identity around a photography business. The client wants to look young and modern, while alluding to early 20th century america. She does wedding photography and portraiture as well as boudoir/ pin-up style photography. She wants to appeal to a younger clientele; mid 20's to 30's primarily without excluding a wider range of potential customers. I would appreciate any feedback and/or direction. Thanks for your time.

Mortgage Company Logo

Hi. My name is Drew and I am doing a branding and development project for a local Mortgage company. The company name is First Home Equity Loans. He asked for a new logo to be "upstanding, professional, and to look bigger than the company really is". He is a former Marine and carries himself and his business in a very upstanding and patriotic demeanor. I developed two different ideas for the logo and he chose from the two. I would like some feedback on both of them as the one he chose will need to be more fully developed and the one he did not choose I would like to possibly use in the future. The customer was happy with the file called "fhe logo approved.pdf" and I would like to finalize that one.

Mortgage Company Logo

Hi. My name is Drew and I am doing a branding and development project for a local Mortgage company. The company name is First Home Equity Loans. He asked for a new logo to be "upstanding, professional, and to look bigger than the company really is". He is a former Marine and carries himself and his business in a very upstanding and patriotic demeanor. I developed two different ideas for the logo and he chose from the two. I would like some feedback on both of them as the one he chose will need to be more fully developed and the one he did not choose I would like to possibly use in the future. The customer was happy with the file called "fhe logo approved.pdf" and I would like to finalize that one.

How important are source files for improving typeface families?

Hi!

I'm trying to gauge the importance of various collaboration scenarios... I hope you can spare a moment to consider the following scenario, and let me know your thoughts :-)

You publish a typeface family, "Alice," with 12 weights of roman and italic, covering full Latin, Cyrillic and Greek, under a 'libre' license. You publish all source files - FontLab VFBs including interpolation master outlines, OpenType feature files, and hinting files.

Physiotherapy practice logo

Hi there my idea generating forum friends,

I have a Physiotherapist who needs a logo for her upcoming website and business cards - starting to get more clients etc etc. After some brief discussion as to what the brand values / message should be, she wants simple, premium, friendly. It is based in a reasonably affluent town so the clientele would most likely be well-off (hence the premium aspect).

My worry is that it doesn't come across immediately as a 'Physiotherapist' but I was finding it hard to do this without resorting to glib, cliched hands, spines and muscle references, none of which really sum up physio. The curve of the 'A' is a subtle allusion to the spine but nothing more.