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Two New Releases From Greater Albion

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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.

Need help/suggestion for similar magazine display typefaces!

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Hello! I've just seen this beautiful typeface, and I'm looking for a similar font for use in a magazine as a display/titles typeface. Which typefaces are similar to "Platform"? It is beautiful!

http://commercialtype.com/typefaces/platform

Thank you!

Passage - in development

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Hi all,

Something new is preparing slowly and this is just small preview of one of them.

It's called "Passage" and for now it has only 2 styles. Currently working on one more (higher contrast of "Passage Decor") and have one more decorative idea on my mind.


Passage


Passage Decor

In a couple of days I will attach some more previews with longer texts and other tests, this is everything for now.

What do you think?
Wasted time or not? :)

Thanks,
Dusan

Talking Heads, Psycho Killer, Type ID

In the attached image—album cover for Talking Heads' Psycho Killer—is "Psycho Killer" set in a typeface? Or is that an effect on a typeface? I am working on a project influenced by this album cover and I cannot seem to figure this out. Any help would be much appreciated.

Thank you for your time,

Duncan

Second effort

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Part of making my first text font was trying to make all the mistakes possible, so I could learn about what goes into making a complete typeface. One mistake was to get ahead of myself in creating glyphs, and I find myself making that mistake again- but I can't help adding alternates. I would like to iron out kinks in the glyphs before moving on- so any help- pointers etc. will be greatly appreciated.

The PDF is the vector version of the jpeg.

Please help! Magazine design - Typefaces for Titles, subtitles and body text

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Hello! I'm doing a research and probably a project which the final "product" (only for academic purposes, I emphatize) would be a magazine in which design would be the main subject. I was thinking something in a similar square format as the new Creative Review (after the redesign).

I've looked typefaces such as Apex New, which is one of my favourite "squarish" sans-serifs. Chester Jenkins did an awesome job on that! The typeface is beautiful and it seems to work nicely on body text. (Klavika is beautiful, but I want to see something a little bit different and yet, with some "squarish" proportions)

The other one that seems to fit is "Leitura Sans", by Dino dos Santos for titles and body text.

Centurystile (Eurostile + Eames Century Modern)

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Greetings.

I was given the assignment of creating a 'typographic offspring' of two existing fonts. I chose Eurostile & Eames Century Modern to create a sort of 'Americana-Thick-Meets-Outer-Space-Clean' kind of display face. If you could give me any suggestions or critique for what I've got so far, that would be great!

ION

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Hello everyone, this is my newest typeface that started as a Python script experiment and now transformed into a regular font family.

ION superfamily consists of 3 families — condensed (ION A), normal (ION B) and wide (ION C). The glyphs are based on the classic 7-segment display. Every ION family has a compelling range of 10 weights, supports more than 70 Latin-based languages and various OpenType features, including discretionary ligatures, fractions and stylistic sets. The family is completed with a special box-drawing font called Cells. See and read more at Urtd or go check it at MyFonts.

Thanks for your comments!

Revisiting December

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In my sophomore year (now a senior) we were required to make a typeface. Although that was just the beginning of the assignment, the second parts like making a specimen, won't help me now. Needless to say, since that class I've fallen in love with type. Researching, reading, but never producing anything.

I've decided that as a personal project, I would like to revisit what I originally called December and take the forms created in illustrator and turn them in to an actual font. Lowercase, numerals, so on and so forth. I've picked up "Learn Fontlab Fast" and I'm about to dive in over the weekend. I have some sketches for lowercase, and already plan on refining some of the shapes. But I figured why not see what the masters at typophile have to say.

ARRAY typeface

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Hey,

I've been working this font for a while now, and now that I've finally sketched out all the letters, I'd really appreciate some critique on the overall design of the letters before I move on to spacing/kerning/doing more weights.

In the design, I've tried to mimic several features of monospaced typefaces, keeping the typeface condensed, however allowing wider charecters like m, M, w and W.

I guess its not a good thing that I created the Bold weight first, but I guess a way to make it into a whole familiy would be to make a Light weight, and then use interpolation to create a Regular weight.

I hope you'll like it, but please do not hesitate to point out the weak parts of it.

Thanks in advance,

Anders

Magazine Headline Sans

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Hey guys,

I`m developing a font for an education magazine for my final university project. This is my first time making a font, so I would be very happy if you could give me some feedback. It`s a sans serif for headlines, and still with no name (taking suggestions). The kerning and metrics aren`t done yet. I recommend the PDF for better view.

Thanks a lot!

New Alvar Aalto inspired font for critique

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Hi,

This is my new typeface project, inspired by attached image of Alvar Aalto's design for a door handle ("VEDÄ" = pull, "TYÖNNÄ" = push in Finnish). I fell in love with the unorthodox proportions of Aalto's lettering (which was of course made to fill certain width) and I have tried to keep that mood in my letterforms. I'm planning to include some alternative glyphs of different widths so user can more easily create words that have right amount of narrow and wide letters.

Though Aalto's Ä is superb, I couldn't figure out any decent way to make it work, so I just made up my version.

Any comments / suggestions are welcome!

Fillit display font critique

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Hi,

I'd appreciate any comments on my display typeface design called Fillit.

It's nothing fancy, new or groundbreaking – being very novice in type design I did it as an excercise for myself only. The design goal is to create display font for newspaper section headlines that has 1. slab serif general form 2. has plenty of pop = lot of ink per character 3. can form very tight headlines without letters touching each other. 4. to be used in >72 pt

There's a brief specimen attached. I haven't finished all the characters – trying to finish smaller set before doing too much work.

Don't hesitate to be crude :)