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Dezcom Typefaces is an independent type foundry that intends to push traditional boundaries and produce original contemporary work.
Dezcom was originated by Chris Lozos
The name is a contraction of the Persian naskh-i taʿlîq which contains the element naskh "to copy a manuscript" and taʿlîq "to slant", connected by the conjunction -i. The name could be paraphrased as "cursive for manuscripts".
Nastaliq is a simplified derivative of historical, pre-typographic naskh. It retains all the connection rules characteristic of pre-typographic Arabic, be it that they are considerably less complex than those of pre-typographic naskh.
Born in London in 1929, Mike has degrees in architecture and graphic design from Yale. In 1958-59 he was lucky enough to be the person who put in order the punches, matrices and molds at the Plantin Museum. Jackson Burke at Mergenthaler Linotype believed that this experience might be turned to account preparing type libraries for photocomposition machines. Inheriting the design staff originally trained by Chauncey Griffith, Mike managed the expansion of the Linotype library from a collection of 150 American hot metal designs for text-setting to an inclusive library of nearly 1,500 international digital designs for full page setting.
Type Theory is a journal of contemporary typography featuring news, views, reviews and interviews founded by designer Ty Wilkins.
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Legit free fonts. As always, please respect the EULA when using free fonts:
“Some are licensed for unlimited use, some only for private use but not for commercial jobs. You don’t want to take advantage of the kindness and generosity of the people who designed them; it’s really bad for your karma. And you don’t want to risk that, do you?” —Yves Peters
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A font by Nick Shinn notable for its ability to be digitally outlined without unfortunate artifacts and for it's use of contextual letterforms.
Originally conceived as the brand typeface for a national retail chain, Omnes fulfills the need for a rounded typeface which is neither overly mannered nor excessively literal. A selective approach to rounding adds subtle visual interest, while a large assortment of non-geometric forms pay homage to 19th-century rounded Grotesques which appeared well before the crisp visual style of the Bauhaus.
Link to PDF Sample:
One-year postgraduate course taught at the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication, University of Reading, UK
Teachers (past & present): Gerry Leonidas, Gerard Unger, Fiona Ross, Victor Gaultney, Thomas Phinney, Sumner Stone, Peter Bilak, František Štorm, Albert-Jan Pool, Fred Smeijers, John Downer
A horizontal line character one em in width. Commonly use to imply a break in thought, or missing content.
Used to indicate a sudden break in thought, or to show an open range such as in numbers or dates.
Unicode : 2014
Windows US Keyboard : Alt 0151
Macintosh US Keyboard : Shift Option -
A circle-shaped device used to terminate a stroke, for example on the end of the arm on r, or the tail tip of y. Ball terminals are a prominent feature of so-called "modern roman" types which came into existence in the second half of the 18th century with the appearance of Didones and types used by the Fourniers as well as Giambattista Bodoni. Ball terminals are typically drawn in a strict geometric form of a pure circle. Some types however, principally Baskerville's roman type, feature organically-shaped ball terminals.
Marian Bantjes: http://www.bantjes.com/
Jill Bell: http://www.art.net/Studios/Visual/Jillbell/Intro.html
Bluebird Studios: http://www.bluebirdstudios.com
Charles Borges de Oliviera http://www.borgeslettering.com/
Leslie Cabarga: http://www.lesliecabarga.com/
Michael Clark: http://www.alphabytes.com/michael_clark/
Crystal Kluge: http://www.crystalkluge.com
Michael Doret: http://www.michaeldoret.com/
Betsy Dunlap: http://betsydunlap.googlepages.com/bdunlap
Ray Fenwick: http://www.coandco.ca/ray/
Jessica Hische: http://jessicahische.com/
Nancy Howell: http://www.nancyhowell.com
Examples of Superfamilies or Suites
Listed in alphabetical order
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FF Quadraat is an original typeface by Dutch designer Fred Smeijers, published as part of FSI's FontFont type library. The typeface was named after the Quadraat design studio in Arnhem, the Netherlands, which Smeijers was part of at the time of its release.
Since its original release in 1992 as a small family of serifed text typefaces, FF Quadraat has been expanded into a large family consisting of compatible sans and serif subfamilies, with Headline and Display versions, Condensed and Monospaced varieties.
FF Quadraat fonts at FontFont.com
Jan Middendorp is a Dutch page maker and type writer, living in Berlin, Germany.
He was a literature and theater critic, DJ and b-2-b copywriter before that.
First type interviews: Rudy Vanderlans (1987, de Volkskrant, NL), Neville Brody (1988, MAN Magazine, NL).
Moving Minds (1999)
Lettered (about Clotilde Olyff, 2000)
Ha, daar gaat er een van mij! Graphic design in The Hague since 1945 (2002)
Dutch Type (2004)
ARK/ABC (about and with René Knip, 2004)
Made with FontFont (with Erik Spiekermann, 2006)
A Line of Type (about Linotype, with Alessio Leonardi, 2006)
Area 2 (co-curator, 2008)
TypeBookTwo – Jeremy Tankard (contributor, 2008)
José Mendoza y Almeida (foreword, translations, 2010)
Playul Type 2 (co-author, 2010)