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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

Geometric Display Type

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Hi all,

I'm trying to make some type to spell out 'backsides' for a student project. I'd like it to feel at home with road signs (of the speed limit rather than place-name variety) and as the text suggests, also backsides. The tone is intended to be playful.

For those who are interested, here is some non-essential background information:

Backsides is a walking exhibition of typographic play that will open from April 31st and continue indefinitely. A parasitic poster posting initiative, Backsides will capitalise on the highly-visible empty space provided by the derrières of Britain’s signage system. Initially 2 miles in length, the exhibition will continue to grow as submissions flow in.

High Contrast Serif for Flag

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Hi everyone!

I'm currently working on some type design for a flag for my thesis show. Both the sans and serif are bespoke. The high contrast serif was very loosely based on Times New Roman and infused with the Didone theme. While comments on any of the characters would be greatly appreciated, I am struggling with the numeral nine. Can it deviate from the vertical axis, reflecting Times? Or, should it conform to the vertical axis? (Both nines are preliminary as well as the metrics.)

Thanks so much!
Will

pairing with Dante (display face for drop cap)

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Any suggestions on a good display face to pair with Dante? (It's for a drop cap--Dante is too heavy.) Also, any suggestions about a good sans-serif pairing with Dante? (I recognize that there is a school of thought in which pairings should be similar, and another in which pairings should be dissimilar. Either kind of suggestion is welcome.)

project Kluchy

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Hello,

Here's my first attempt to font design. I am an architect,
and letters are constructed, same round parts and same corners mixed.
Set of capitals only. I hope it can work as a title text for a magazine.

What do you think about the lack of the stroke contrast at Z & S glyphs?
Numbers are a little bit lower than letters, but now I am not sure about that decision (?)
2, 3, 5, 7 are also narrow and I like it, but maybe I should try to match it with the rest ?
7 probably isn't balanced but I can't find better angle now,
its hard to play with S stroke and avoid kinks ughhh

thank you

(sample 2 - with no final spacing)

New: HapticScript family by Henning Skibbe

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The HapticScript family is a connected brush script with a warm, personal and soft character. The typeface family has five styles from Light through Black. It was designed as a companion and extension to the Haptic sans-serif family.

HapticScript has up to 14 variations for each glyph. The almost 2,000 characters per font including 40+ ligatures enable designers to give each word an individual look. Many swash characters for initials and word endings make words looks as if they were hand lettered.

Five Styles: Light, Regular, Semibold, Bold and Black

OpenType features: Ligatures, Contextual Alternates, Stylistic Sets, Old Style figures, Tabular figures

http://www.henningskibbe.com/hapticscript/
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/henning-skibbe/haptic-script/

Dynamic sans-serif display. Who knows?

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Hi everybody,

I am looking for the name of the font below. It’s for a research on dynamic sans-serif fonts, sth like Brezel Grotesk, Founders Grotesk Condensed, etc.

Even if you can’t knock off this one, I am glad for any input for my ongoing research. So if you have other references like the ones already mentioned above, please, don’t hesitate!

Btw: grafik.net is using the font I am looking for in their newsletter!

Many thanks to all of you!

Best, Tobias.

Wide Sans

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Hello Everyone, this is my first foray into making my own typeface. It's based on a mark I created for myself. I started with D, and then I needed letters to spell out EVERYDAY. And then I just kept drawing letters…

For how to approach a letter, I've used Benton Sans Wide and Idlewild as references, leaning more heavily on Benton Sans. Though of course I'm trying to bring my own ideas and touch to it rather than just copying.

I'm almost finished with the letters and then I'm going to move to numbers and glyphs. It's going to be an uppercase only font.

Any comment, feedback, criticism, etc. is welcome. This is new territory for me.

One thing I've learned already: the capital S is hard!

Release CAMINITO

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Hi all, I expect find you fine in this new year. This is my first entrance of 2015, now releasing my latest type project CAMINITO, a layered font family inspired in Argentinean art craft «Fileteado Porteño». I started this project 2 years ago, taking inspiration from numerous ads, posters and signs installed along the city of Buenos Aires. Now the font family is available at MyFonts.com

Wallington Pro (The Wallington Update)

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Hello guys! Happy New Year 2015!

Today i have released new version of Wallington : it's Wallington Pro!

Wallington Pro is a decorative-serif font embodying vintage and elegant curves with functional structure. Style is adopted from Old English cultures with their descendants around mid-12th century and Art nouveau in 19th century, it was inspired by natural forms and structures and the curved lines. Crafted with love and easy-to-read letter design.

Wallington Pro consists of 721 glyphs including 268 unique ligatures, 30+ catchwords and 10 stylistic sets.

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Find out more at http://ink.creativezeune.com




Super Slabs

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Hello everyone, I am a student and designed this extreme-contrast slab serif font in a 10 week typeface design course. The basis of my inspiration was on a single letter I found. I was hoping to get your thoughts on this, minor or major, so that I can continue building this to be better. Thanks!

Threeadvanced Retina Display

Definitely a typeface with a long story for me. After several adoptions for sub pixel rendering I newly had to make some redesigns for a retina display version without sub pixel rendering (lately problematic in iOS8).
After the time and many corrections with what Frederic Goudy once called the fresh eye effect it became slightly more classic gothic more in the direction of a Chanel like typeface. This was caused by making design automatically bolder and lighter a few times doing the needed corrections by hand.
As since I had started over the time many letters have undergone improvements that I wouldn’t want to get lost during the re-process.

Times New Roman License Issue?

I am working on a book proposal that involves the use of a Completely modified version of Times New Roman to be more Appropriate for Display or at Larger Sizes. This is a commercial project with the potential for Wide Distribution so I want to as clear about the legality as possible. Otherwise, I (with a bit of shame) would not really worry about it, but agin this is not that...

I Heavily modified the font, not just computationally through interpolation, but also in more nuanced and pre-meditated ways that literally alter the letter forms at a fundemental level i.e. serifs, bowls, shoulders, etc.

I have attached sample of the original I used and then the altered version(at 3/4 complete).

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Type foundry logo

So, I've been designing typefaces for about 4 years now but soon I'm finally going to put some of my designs up for sale. I don't have the time to set up a proper foundry right now and may not wish to do so, but if I am to sell through MyFonts I would like to brand myself. Considering my last name is Silvertant I've decided on the name Silvertype. I would just like to know what you think of the logotype I designed for it.

Logomotion is back (Clearence)

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Hello Typophiles!
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Logomotion is back! (just for 45 days)
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'Logomotion' by Fernando Díaz, just for $19

If you'd like to support the type designers please purchase directly at TipoType.com (Logomotion) where the designer gets 80% of every sale.

Rocky Horror themed Typeface

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Hey Folks,

This is my first post here at typophile. I've been working for a long time trying to create a new font for the Rocky Horror community to use for their advertising. There already exists one font, Double Feature, that emulates the Rocky Horror credits, but I have found that it gets a little stale as there is only one alternate for each letterform, or sometimes none at all. In the actual credits everything was hand drawn, so every single character is different. I wanted to create a font that has at least four alternates for each character and allows a designer to immediately cycle through them without having to individually alter settings for each. To accomplish this I used and abused ligatures.