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


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

Arabic version

I'm working to extended my font to new alphabets, as arab, now is available, in latin, cyrillic.
But the arab is becoming one of the hardest steps of my work. Unlike the latin now I having problems to evaluate the space between the letters and the high of some of the glyphs.

I do not know the Arabic language, nor Russian.

Below are a few words written in Arabic, can you tell me if they are spelled correctly?

Thank you

Copyright symbol spacing


I have an image credit with the copyright symbol.
I'm not sure if a normal space either side of the copyright symbol is correct, or if the the space should be; hair, sixth, thin, quarter etc.

The credit is as below:

[Artist name], [Title of Work], [Year].
Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © the artist.

I assume the correct thing to do is to have a normal space either side of the symbol.

Any help would be appreciated.


Binary Craft


Here's another design I'm currently working on. Brand new Binary Design Soldiers font. I'm having fun with this one even though from a professional typographer's view they might look lame. Not sure yet how well it transcribed into b&w only (every letter is a little pixel fellow). A bit kitschy but I guess I find them charming that way.

Tips on kerning space characters (space bar)?


Spaces need kerning too. I realize this fact from reading about it but have trouble eyeballing/judging it. In fact if I hadn't read this to alert me to the task, I probably would have forgotten this important step in font design, because I don't see anything overtly wrong in the spaces of my new font, except for about 3 places. When I do a google search, I can't find any help on this subject. I would really appreciate it if anyone could give me a few suggestions on what letters usually need kerning between the spaces that follow them, and/or whatever tips they could point me towards or supply me with. Any suggestions at all would help!

Thanks in advance!

Minimalist Star Wars Poster Typeface

Hey, working on some infographics/graphic design projects, and came across this (in the attachments) while doing some creative research.

I was just wondering if anyone could name the font used for both the main titles, and the "Cloud City" part in the "Bespin" poster. Thanks!

Here is the guys Flickr page - http://www.flickr.com/photos/justinvg/

Here is the "Bespin" poster - http://www.flickr.com/photos/justinvg/4326894848/in/set-72157623510187553/