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I'm currently working on a final year dissertation on the subject of type design and the legal framework/ins and outs of utilising typefaces and fonts, and was looking to get some broad insights from people in the Typophile community.
The question is as follows:
Given the current commercial and legal environment for typography, what scope is there to simplify licensing to facilitate the broader use of type?
This is particularly with regard to having to stipulate all the font usages in advance when there are many unforeseen elements within the design process, and also a simplification for use by non-designers might help access a new market (purchasing as a commodity - essentially license free with the aim of reducing piracy?)
Chefscript Typeface - Buy licenses at MyFont
Chef Script is an experimental font designed by Carlos Fabian Camargo G. Its fantasy design contains 1463 glyphs to compose words, phrases and short messages on small and large sizes. The idea was born in a sketchbook that was perfected again by hand and achieving "non-neutral drawings" on tracing paper. With bezier digitization the empty and full parts of letters appeared with soft and eloquent curves as calligraphic result produces optimal readability.
wondering what this font is called?
Thanks in advance!
As a software developer I use fonts primarily as "graphical embellishments" to my interface. The fonts are not embedded as "fonts", they are integrated into the visual aspect of my designs.
I have fonts that are commercial use fonts, providing the standard "...for Personal or Internal Use..." statement, however it leaves out the real "clarity". As I am using these fonts "in house" on my own computer when developing my software I assume my usage is covered under the standard "Commercial" EULA, but if anyone can shed some light and help to clarify the murky waters I'd appreciate it.
I found a quote where an anonymous user says that Sony can't use a (FF Blur) font because it's commercial:
Probably Sony reworked it... They can't use a commercial font, of course, they must have their own font
in this thread.
I was wondering if it is so, why can't some brand use a commercial font?
Here are samples of Greater Albion Typefounders' latest two releases, which have just launched on myfonts.com and fontspring.com.
Paragon is a display Roman family of nine faces, combining elements of formality and fun. It embodies a high degree of contrast between near hairline horizontal strokes and bold vertical strokes. The family is offered in three widths and in regular, small capitals and title faces. Use Paragon to lend impact to your next design project.
A company selling customizable products has an interactive site where a customer would select the colors/designs and add custom text (with multiple fonts to choose from) to the product. Think something along the lines of what Converse has going on here where they are offering customized text with the choices of Arial and Monotype Corsiva.
The question I have is, what kind of font licensing needs to be in place for a company to use fonts in this manner? I'm speaking more in the viewpoint of the company who is in the process of selecting fonts for this purpose.
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.
Greater Albion has just released three new families on Myfonts.com.
Jonquin was inspired by some hand lettering seen on a World -War One recruiting poster. It’s a family of three faces for display work and headings designed to be used readily as an 'All-Capitals' face as well as in upper and lower case format. Regular and bold weights are offered, as well as an even more decorative incised form. The whole family is ideally suited for poster and advertising work, as well as book and record covers and period themed signage.
these are some of the fonts I am cyrillizing for my company. Most of them already have a cyrillic version but my boss insists on doing everything from scratch. I am learning on the go.
Perhas most people will not understand the cyr letterforms, but general art aspects of the font should be plainly visible for critique.
Also, the fonts will soon be on sale for low low prices. :)
First number one...
Would anybody know the name of this font used in a 1987 tv commercial for Whenever Maxi Pads, as seen in this picture?
Thank you so much in advance.
This commercial was running on Canadian Discovery Channel for a while now. I don't think I ever saw ligatures used in a TV commercial before. The whole ad is done very well, and this is one of many nice touches in it.
Though the cheese itself I don't like :-)