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Platinus Script Pro - New at Sudtipos

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Just in time for Xmas and New Year celebration we are proud to introduce a new font to our growing collection.

Platinus Script Pro is the latest example of what has now become a Sudtipos tradition: Adapting conventional calligraphic methods from the last two centuries to produce modern digital scripts for the current one.

This time the resulting font explores the evolution of invitation scripts from the classic commercial lettering of the 1930s to the ideas clearly visible in the greeting cards of the 1980s and 1990s.

Most base characters are made up of a single stroke, with some of strokes driven from the top down,

Sudtipos Hipster Script released

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Very happy to announce that Hipster Script is finally published. Hipster got a TDC 20120award and was selected by the Bienal Tipos Latinos.

http://typophile.com/files/typophilehipster.png

Featuring more than 1800 glyphs containing ligatures, endings, etc. Hipster is available here:
www.myfonts.com/fonts/sudtipos/hipster-script-pro/

Check the specimen pdf released with the awesome German Paley's photography collaboration. www.sudtipos.com/downloads/Hipster-Script.pdf

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Storefront Pro release

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We are proud to announce the release of Storefront.

Storefront is what the prolific and talented American sign painters of the 1920s and 1930s would have created if they had access to the advanced lettering and type technologies we have today. Rooted in an incomplete Alf Becker alphabet sample, Storefront is my usual overdose on alternates and swashes, my eternal attempt at giving typesetting that ever-elusive handmade impression.

Call For Entries: Ambigrams Revealed

Hello Everyone,

I'm posting this with the kind permission of one of the mods (Thank again Dan!)

I'm an avid ambigram designer, and have been the content editor & writer for Ambigram.com for approximately 4 years now. Recently I've started working on a book called Ambigrams Revealed, which has been accepted by PeachPit Press & will be published in March 2013. The book will be an international collection of ambigrams, case studies, tutorials and other content, along with a phenomenal judging panel which consists of three well known ambigram artists/critics and three well known graphic designers.

20 more seconds of design related "spam" for you. Negative Space content! (not really spam)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVpceiCIoZ4

Enjoy! It's kind of fun for the design enthusiast since the artist showed his creative process from pizza box to trial runs and stuff.

Does anyone here even like street art?

Lettering, Typeface design and Python workshops at Cooper Union

There are a few places available for the workshops being offered at Cooper Union this spring. These courses are electives within the Type@Cooper program but some places are available to non-participants. For more information visit http://coopertype.org/extended/

Planting Seeds for Script Type Designs
Richard Lipton
Saturday, March 12 & Sunday, March 13

Proportion
John Downer
Saturday, March 19 & Sunday, March 20

Basic Python Programming for Typeface Design
Ben Kiel
Saturday, April 9 & Sunday, April 10

Blue Valentine

Hello! I recently watched Blue Valentine and I was touched by it. I've cut a GIF animation of the film title in the end with that beautiful effect of the photo in the back. The typeface reminds me of Knockout by Hoefler & Jones. Is that it? If not, does anyone recognize this font?

Thanks! xxx

Tips & Tricks to vectorize a hand-made lettering sketch

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Hello everyone!
The "Almighty" Seb Lester updated his website with brand new lettering posters.

http://Here you can read an interview from ILT blog

Scketches show us how he got to the final solution, developing the entire process.

I'm a big fan of all Lester works (who is not?...lol) and I wish I could start developing some fine lettering artworks...
We can see a lot of hand-writing developement, then vectorized.
About the vector-converting process, do you have any, suggestion, tutorials, links, guides, in order to understand the right way to do that?

Piel Script, deep ink for body and paper

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Hello everyone, I just want to share a new release Piel Script.

After several years of receiving tattoo requests and images of them using my fonts, I decided to design and publish a tattoo-style typeface. You can see the specimen here. I hope you like it as much as I enjoyed designing it.

If you want to see more images in use or to license the font or just to read more about it.

Best,
Ale Paul
www.sudtipos.com

First attempt at hand-lettering a logo for myself

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I've never done anything like this before, but I want to learn as much as I can from this little project. I'm trying to come up with a nice handwritten-script logo for myself. I may end up using it, but I'm more interested in learning and practice at this point.

I'm anxious to hear your thoughts! I want to improve construction, flow, and consistency if possible (and I'm sure it is).

Cheers
Brendan

Beefcakes - first of the "Cakes" series coming for TypeCon August 20th...

Over a year ago I started thinking of new font names, er...a theme of different font names for a different family of different styles :P At last, Beefcakes is in the final stages and is scheduled for release on August 20th, w00t! It is the first of the "Cakes" series, a collection of display fonts inspired by various brush lettering styles. The series will include Beefcakes, Babycakes, Hotcakes, Paddycakes and Sweetcakes, and as each typeface is unique (not to mention time-consuming to draw!) they will be released as they're finished...

cheers,
Jim

Beefcakes, Babycakes, Hotcakes, Paddycakes and Sweetcakes are trademarks of Rebeletter Studios and may be registered under certain jurisdctions.

New from insigne: Caridade

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Caridade is a bold and powerful script face. It draws some inspiration from heavy brush drawn vintage hand lettering but its heavy weight is much thicker with plenty of impact and more contemporary letterforms. The face offers a wide array of weights, from the powerful Heavy weight to the graceful Thin.

Caridade can get the job done for many unique design tasks.

(x) Madison Square Garden Awning? - probably custom, various alternatives {Jan, Jörg G}

With all the coverage of Lebron on tv lately there have been a ton of shots outside Madison Square Garden. All of the reporters seem to be in the same place and I couldn't help but notice the lettering on the awning behind them (pictured).

At first glance I thought this to be ITC Blair or Sackers Gothic Heavy but the G doesn't match up. Anybody have any idea whether this is actually a typeface or just a modification of one of the others?

Cheers.

Epic Type

Hello, this is my first post here.
I would like to have some critique about my tumblr Epic Type. This is personal training for lettering, type drawing and typographic composition, that is why I need your feedback. I use Inkscape to make this compositions.
As you can understand, my goal is not to make font families but to create font specimens. Because I'm not ready yet to draw a entire typeface, I made this blog as a training place.
Please tell me what do you think about it.

How can I make this better?

Hi everybody,
I'm a student of master in graphic design and I'm building a new typeface. It's a remake of a hand lettering. The original draw was made by a Oporto's seller.

Here is http://typophile.com/files/hamburg.jpg

I'm showing here for ask your contribution and opinion. I have many doubts about how I can adapt the original design for new caracters. Can anyone help me?
Please, say what do you think about. Sugestions and critics are welcome.
Thanks.

How can I make this better?

Hi everybody,
I'm a student of master in graphic design and I'm building a new typeface. It's a remake of a hand lettering. The original draw was made by a Oporto's seller.

Here is http://typophile.com/files/hamburg.jpg

I'm showing here for ask your contribution and opinion. I have many doubts about how I can adapt the original design for new caracters. Can anyone help me?
Please, say what do you think about. Sugestions and critics are welcome.
Thanks.