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Book Cover

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Designed this book cover, and it seems missing to me. I was trying to go after a sexy, bold font.
Client wants her whole body on the cover. Problem I think is that it looks fine if you are looking at it, while holding in your hand; but won't stand against competition on an Amazon page. Any suggestions for a better bold, sexy sans serif for title, would be appreciated.

Would love valid criticism and suggestions besides it looks amateur...

Thanks!

my first font needs a harsh critique

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New to design!
I have very little experience and only just started to act on my interest in typography.
This was mostly a dabbler's interest, until recently.
I submitted my first font, called Whale, to MyFonts. They promptly rejected it and basically said it was totally unprofessional. It's meant mainly for display, so I don't know why I bothered submitting to them in the first place, but I now have a stronger desire to make this font as good as it can be. Maybe even simplify it for use beyond just displays.
My feelings will not be hurt. I would greatly appreciate a serious critique of my design so that I can make the next version of Whale far better.
Thanks for your time.
- Stigmaa

Handdrawn slab (my first font)

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Hello typophiles,

I have just finished vectorizing all the letters on my first ever typeface endeavour. Please tell me what you think of it. So far I've traced my pen drawings in fontlab without a lot of further adjustment. I would like to keep (some of) the irregularities (the inconsistent serifs for example) as part of the font's character. What would this need to become a useful, playful typeface?

Handdrawn slab (my first font)

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Hello typophiles,

I have just finished vectorizing all the letters on my first ever typeface endeavour. Please tell me what you think of it. So far I've traced my pen drawings in fontlab without a lot of further adjustment. I would like to keep (some of) the irregularities (the inconsistent serifs for example) as part of the font's character. What would this need to become a useful, playful typeface?

Foundation Sans

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Hi,

I've been working on my first typeface for the past 2 and a half weeks.

The idea was to create a type inspired by the Bauhaus letterforms but adapted to modern times.

With styles good for Display ("regular" and "bold") and others good for Text ("book" and "book bold").

I haven't set the kerning yet and there's still plenty of work to do, but I wanted your opinion about what I've got so far.

THANKS!

Invitation Script, just released, by Intellecta Design

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Hello, colleagues. We, at Intellecta, are proud to announce Invitation Script, a modern and clean revival of the classic work of the Portuguese master penman Manuel de Andrade de Figueiredo, whose work can be seen in “Nova Escola para aprender a ler, escrever, e contar (...)'' (1722)(see footnote). Invitation Script is the third script superfamily published by Intellecta Design, after Penabico and Van den Velde Script.

Invitation Script has original letters designed by Iza W. Creative direction and core programming were provided by Paulo W. Chyrllene K assisted with some work on unusual and archaic styles, resulting in a special font - Invitation Script Archaic (soon available).

An alternative to CoopBlack with lower case

Hi all,

I'm designing a UI for a kids video game and I had chosen House Industries CoopBlack display face to do some of the titling.

We've been doing some testing with an early years education centre, and they have raised the issue that kids in the game's age group (2-4) have not yet been taught to read capital letters. Unfortunately CoopBlack is caps only!

There is a lower case version of the face which was created by Christian Schwarz for Toys R Us, but it's not publicly available: http://www.orangeitalic.com/coop.shtml

Can anyone recommend a similar fun and chunky display face with a lower case?

All suggestions greatly appreciated!

2nd attempt : Desperation Font UPPERCASE

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Hi Typophile users

After the initial critique last month on 'Typophile' I went away and studied every aspect of this font to see why it didn't seem to work.

I realised that the weight of vertical and horizontal strokes weren't visually in harmony. This was due to the height of the vertical strokes. I rectified this by reducing the thickness of the horizontal strokes by a third.

strokes.pdf - As you can see the top and bottom stroke of the body of the 'Q' are slightly thinner.

GURU A new release by Novo Typo

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GURU
NT Guru is a multiple layered typeface especially designed for display use. To create beautiful typographic designs the possibilities are endless by using layers and colors. A beautiful set of arrows and multiple language support makes Guru complete for any unique and ornamental design.
Available on July 15th 2013 via the website.
www.novotypo.nl
Nt Guru is a set of 5 fonts designed by Novo Typo (typo)graphic designers from Amsterdam - The Netherlands.

Harlequin romance novel cover typeface

I've been wracking my brain and searching my type books trying to identify the typeface regularly used on the cover of vintage Harlequin romance novels, but so far I've had no luck.

The good news is I have an extensive sample character set:
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/17582217/FileChute/harlequin_sample.png

It's not Tiffany, though some of the letters are clearly close.

Does anyone have any guesses? This is driving me crazy!

Thank you in advance for any help!

New display font : Desperation

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Hi Everyone

This is both my first comment and first real effort at creating a usable display font.

There wasn't any real inspiration or plan to start this project, it just kind of happened then took momentum once I created a few letters. If I had to describe it I would say it is angular but also subtle at the same time if that makes sense :). Any advice would be welcome and I know all the terms used involving type. The angular 'crossbars' seem to be working but I've been looking at these letters for so long I can't decide what works and what doesn't anymore.

I've decided to create only the upper case to see if it is well received then if I feel it has room to grow I will create the lower case, numbers and maybe other versions of the 'Desperation' type face.

COMBO

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Hi typopohile!

I am working on a display block typeface that I started because I believe that no block-display type exists with full functionality. For example baby teeth, the letters are great but the numbers arent so good, like the 7, in my opinion of course.

Seeing this I decided to propose a new system where I though it would be a good idea to make it mono-spaced, so it blocks even more, however it doesnt work with the Hebrew and Cyrillic alphabets.

The pdf that is attached shows what i have so far.

Blumenkind: A cuddly optimistic utopian script

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So I made good on my threat in this thread to build a font on the basis of some nice lettering from the 60ies I found on a residential building in Berlin... I've got a pretty complete set of paths now, whose look in the Glyphs editor I rather like.

Problem is, I need to stroke those paths to make a usable font. I'm not happy with the path expansion tool in Glyphs (it doesn't support rounded end caps and does unsightly things to sharp turns), so I've tried exporting an OTF from Glyphs to FontForge and doing it there. The workflow is pretty atrocious, crash-ridden (on the side of FontForge) and doesn't work well for very thin weights, so I'm very much hoping to find a better solution.

Dark Angel: A New Release from Alphabet Soup Type Founders

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Alphabet Soup Type Founders and Michael Doret are proud to announce the Release of Dark Angel, a “blackletter/hybrid” font. This font had its genesis in a logo sketch for the Anaheim Angels baseball team—thus its name.
Type purists may be appalled by the lack of adherence to traditional forms, but the font should be seen as only “in the spirit of” blackletter, and attempting something that hasn’t been seen or done before—something that feels traditional, yet at the same time fresh and perhaps unexpected.

Dark Angel: A New Release from Alphabet Soup Type Founders

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Alphabet Soup Type Founders and Michael Doret are proud to announce the Release of Dark Angel, a “blackletter/hybrid” font. This font had its genesis in a logo sketch for the Anaheim Angels baseball team—thus its name.

Type purists may be appalled by the lack of adherence to traditional forms, but the font should be seen as only “in the spirit of” blackletter, and attempting something that hasn’t been seen or done before—something that feels traditional, yet at the same time fresh and perhaps unexpected.