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looking for a way to combine unicode/ glyphs to make up for missing diacritic letters?
Commented on Friday, 15 June 2018 - 8:02pm

Combining an accent with a base character can work, or not, depending on a number of things...
Your best bet is to modify the font itself, adding the required characters. Note that a given font's EULA might actually forbid that. But I myself...

Fleischman BT and DTL Fleischmann
Commented on Wednesday, 30 May 2018 - 9:45pm

None of them approach the genius of the original.

Fleischman BT and DTL Fleischmann
Commented on Tuesday, 5 June 2018 - 9:51pm

None yet.

Font Designers of Color?
Commented on Monday, 21 May 2018 - 11:30am

Is the purpose to glean how designers of color might produce more diverse things, or to promote individuals of color?

Font Designers of Color?
Commented on Tuesday, 22 May 2018 - 11:28am

Thank you for the clarification. Since I favor collectivism over individualism, and feel that Design is about helping others and not designers themselves, I'll have to pass. But good luck to you in any case.

BTW if you asked me for type...

Font Designers of Color?
Commented on Wednesday, 23 May 2018 - 1:46pm

Andreas: I largely agree, although knowing the background of the designer can help suss that out.

BTW let's keep this discussion going!

Ampersand web typography conference returning in 2018
Commented on Wednesday, 2 May 2018 - 12:40pm

I'm sure it will be a great conference... in spite of the obvious draconian genitalia parity, à la Typographics.

Type museums/places in the Netherlands
Commented on Monday, 9 April 2018 - 3:53pm

Look to their wonderful old public lettering; the new stuff is formulaïc.

Double-storey lower case g. Say what?
Commented on Thursday, 5 April 2018 - 12:08pm

I'm not shocked.
The difference between reading and conscious appreciation is fundamental.

Pre-digital Type Specimens Digitalization articles
Commented on Thursday, 15 March 2018 - 1:11pm

What is your article trying to do?

Whats your go to process for selecting a font
Commented on Wednesday, 7 February 2018 - 12:02pm

Ideally: figure out the "mood" of the project, then commission a custom design that evokes it. Failing the latter, look hard for a good match (that's not over-used).

Syntax vs. CG Symphony
Commented on Saturday, 3 February 2018 - 10:19am

Actually The Foundry once made a derivation of Syntax –with permission– with the slant removed. I wonder if this was a renamed version (although I suspect it's earlier).

Re-write the Rules of typography?
Commented on Wednesday, 31 January 2018 - 11:52am


Re-write the Rules of typography?
Commented on Thursday, 1 February 2018 - 11:42am

The gratuitous tightness.

Square-Top Capital A (Flat with crossbar)
Commented on Monday, 22 January 2018 - 5:51pm

Also look to the "Arts & Crafts" category of typefaces.

Typefaces for Augmented Reality?
Commented on Saturday, 20 January 2018 - 10:09am

Erik van Blokland has been doing stuff there.

Nutrition Facts -- Can Helvetica condensed be used?
Commented on Friday, 19 January 2018 - 8:30pm

Even more amazing that it's Helveeta.

Mobile gen & the serif font
Commented on Thursday, 4 January 2018 - 1:05am


Mobile gen & the serif font
Commented on Thursday, 4 January 2018 - 10:18pm

Trends come and go. And with resolutions only going higher...

Font Like This?
Commented on Saturday, 23 December 2017 - 6:28pm

Not this elaborate, but Maurice Meilleur sort of has with his Kast.

Commented on Tuesday, 19 December 2017 - 7:45pm

If you don't mind looking like everybody else, go for it.

Font for Apps
Commented on Sunday, 17 December 2017 - 11:55am

Everybody has the free stuff. It's a core branding handicap.

Fruit pulp logo
Commented on Wednesday, 22 November 2017 - 9:47pm

I'm sorry to say this feels pretty lost. And the letterforms are mostly unhappy (except the "y") and certainly not working together.
Since I think you have to start from scratch, and you don't believe you're good at designing logos, I think you...

Fruit pulp logo
Commented on Saturday, 25 November 2017 - 9:16am

If you want your logo to be in a font everybody has...

Angular Serif
Commented on Tuesday, 21 November 2017 - 1:39pm

That image is pretty confusing, but do you mean something like Matrix?
BTW that style of serif (and category of typeface) is...