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

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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

ttfdiet by Karsten Lücke and Adam Twardoch

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Dave Crossland informs about new tool: https://github.com/twardoch/ttfdiet
"ttfdiet (TTF DIacritics Encoding Tool) applies a “diet” to a .ttf font: it modernizes the way in which glyphs for precomposed Unicode characters are stored in a TrueType-flavored OpenType font, and reduces the font's file size." [from README.md]

I installed Behdad Esfahbod's FontTools https://github.com/behdad/fonttools/archive/master.zip and wrote diet.bat file:

python c:\ttfdiet.py %1
pause

- be sure Python (2.6 or higher) is installed and added to the PATH
- "c:\ttfdiet.py" it is where file ttfdiet.py is stored

My typeface Wedge Critique please!

This is the first typeface i have ever designed. I currently attend SCAD and took Intro to Typeface Design which is a 10 week course. I went the experimental route and really wanted to create something new. Its nowhere near refined but my teacher told me to upload it to this to see what kind of feedback i get :) let me know!

my typeface Wedge Critique please!

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This is the first typeface i have ever designed. I currently attend SCAD and took Intro to Typeface Design which is a 10 week course. I went the experimental route and really wanted to create something new. Its nowhere near refined but my teacher told me to upload it to this to see what kind of feedback i get :) let me know!

Typeface creation and additional glyphs experimentation (technical issue)

Hello,

I am a french graphic design student and I've been reading your website since a while ago but this is my first ever post on this forum. I am curently working on a type project that requires technical knowledge that I currently lack. Maybe some of you guys can enlighten me.

I'm in the process of creating a typeface but I'd like to find a way for the typeface to react to the content.

New free font SONAR SCRIPT

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I've just released a new free font called SONAR SCRIPT available for free download at the Floodfonts website. If you want to see more in-use examples you are invited to visit the Behance project: http://bit.ly/103LIko

SONAR SCRIPT is a modular, experimental typeface that plays with the idea to fold a line of text from a continuous strip of paper. In spite of its technical and contemporary appearance, the overall impression of the typeface is unusual and very characteristic! SONAR SCRIPT works really well to create grid-based, geometric layouts with large letters or to design logotypes.

Exploration blog

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I decided to throw together a tumblr blog of my 3d type explorations. I know I'm treading well-worn ground here, but I'm teaching myself the software and having fun with type while doing it. Although there's nothing particularly groundbreaking here, there may be something of interest to the people that frequent this board. Hope you like it.

http://coreyholms.tumblr.com/
and for those of you that don't like tumblr, I'm also replicating it all on my flickr site.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/whinger/sets/72157630637179352/

If you don't like flickr or tumblr, sorry, got nothing else for you.

Here's a teaser image [one of the better ones, ha].

Experimental Typography

Hello people of type. I am doing research on experimental typography for a class and haven't had luck finding good textbooks or papers if any on this topic. Has any of you come across on this topic in books or essays? Could you share your sources? I'm particularly looking for material on experimental typography in book design. An example of this is VAS: An Opera in Flatland. Thank you for your help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

VTF: a free & open source foundry

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VTF is a free & open source foundry producing open source & free typefaces.

More than 30 typefaces are already available!

http://www.vtf.fadebiaye.com

Typeface above: coqnegre perspective, a futurist fraktur typeface

Typeface above: babbage, a fancy futurist typeface

Typeface above: pompidou, a serif futurist typeface

Enjoy!

VTF: a free & open source foundry

VTF is a free & open source foundry producing open source & free typefaces.

More than 30 typefaces are already available!

http://www.vtf.fadebiaye.com

Typeface above: coqnegre perspective, a futurist fraktur typeface

Typeface above: babbage, a fancy futurist typeface

Typeface above: pompidou, a serif futurist typeface

Enjoy!

Glyphobet releases Anadolu, Ljubljana, Haylurker, Breuckelen, and Zenith

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Hey all

What's up folks. I came across this site recently and decided to jump aboard.

The idea of breaking down a typeface into its most minute aspects used to seem unnecessary. Coming from a web design background, I chose one of the 11 websafe fonts and pushed ahead.

When CSS came along and positioning became a lot more malleable a component of the design process, I began to see type in a different way. More recently, embedding just about any font into a website has become possible through various means including CSS and XML-injected Flash content. That's when I knew I should take this stuff more seriously.