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Hi all. This will be my first post on Typophile. I am very much interested in learning more about type design and it is my ultimate goal to design a few of my own. I already have some ideas floating around my sketchbook. Can anybody offer me some advice on how/where to begin. Also, what are some good resources (books, websites, etc.)? I am studying GD in school at the moment but none of my professors have ever designed their own typeface. Thanks!
Does anyone know if there is a program I can use that will make a sample of all the typefaces in my library which can then be printed our or made into a PDF for reference?
I saw this chart at Font Shop, and thought it might be a helpful resource for those who need reminders (myself included on occasion) on the differences between all the varietals of professional fonts available for purchase: Pro, Office, OT, etc.
Here's the page from whence it came.
I'm in the final stages of completing a university book project that I'm entering into the ISTD student awards. I made a post a few months back regarding the format of references and I'm back now to ask your collective advice over their spacing.
I've been using Book Typography - A Designer's Manual, as I always do for book projects, and have followed its guidance on the spacing of references. However, I'm not sure the hard and fast rules are working here. If you look at the attached screen-grab, You can see how the standard width of spacing I've used looks OK, in my opinion, for the reference at the end of the paragraph. But with the ones located in the midst of the text, especially after the quote in italics, they look inconsistently spaced.
Does anyone know of a book in existence which documents type foundries' pinmarks? I thought I saw one once, but might very well be remembering a book on printer's marks or union bugs.
BriarPress.org used to have a section devoted to pinmarks which was great, but it's been down since their redesign (http://www.briarpress.org/15798).
I'm also aware of the pinmark Flickr pool, but that still isn't very heavily populated.
I'm looking for recommendations on a good book on the business side of Graphic Design. I would like a title that is well-respected within the industry and something I will reference repeatedly. Any suggestions would be great.