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Anybody know of a good Type Design forum?
Commented on Tuesday, 3 July 2012 - 4:28pm

If you want people with good opinions to help you, you will need to proactively build a relationship.

That is very true, but a good forum is still a great place to get one’s feet wet. I never would have known type conferences...

Anybody know of a good Type Design forum?
Commented on Tuesday, 3 July 2012 - 1:53pm

Typedrawers.com is growing. It was created to provide an alternative to Typophile. Typeboard sources server hosting from a vendor known for reliability rather than using home baked solutions. And problem Typophile members have been blocked from...

Bad type = better analytical thinking
Commented on Sunday, 24 June 2012 - 9:49am

This is becoming a bit of a meme amongst the scientific set.

More like among hack science journalists.

Anyway, the real problem here is that nobody has noticed that readers do better with engaging content than bland content...

Recent Transgressions
Commented on Thursday, 21 June 2012 - 7:30pm


accented characters at ends of words
Commented on Tuesday, 19 June 2012 - 11:55am

It’s best not to make these assumptions about orthography unless it’s a letter that only turns up in a single language like ŧ or ď. You might think you have the rules worked out from looking at dictionary words, but when it comes to the names of...

Google and typophile
Commented on Friday, 22 June 2012 - 10:45am

There is a type forum where the servers actually work pretty well.

Webfont alternative to Titling Gothic, Founders Grotesk
Commented on Wednesday, 13 June 2012 - 5:53pm


MonoMyFonts.com - up it's own tree
Commented on Friday, 1 June 2012 - 9:35am

Every time I see the Monotype crowd I bug them to plug Steve and his work more. He deserves a lot more recognition than this, but it’s a good start.

What you wish you knew before you made your 1st typeface?
Commented on Tuesday, 29 May 2012 - 5:33pm

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Sucky Trends
Commented on Tuesday, 15 May 2012 - 7:55am

Set up your own online store and don’t sign these contracts.

Sucky Trends
Commented on Tuesday, 15 May 2012 - 11:58am

The sales I make through my store are only about half as many compared to the sales I make through online middlemen. So, if I dumped my third-party distributors, maybe it would be a wash.

How valuable is the customer data you...

If they want to own my font I'm saying no. I will only license it.
Commented on Friday, 4 May 2012 - 9:00pm

You should really put this question directly to people who actually sell their designs to foundries. AFAIK very few of them actually participate on Typophile.

Generating Fonts Accurately
Commented on Wednesday, 2 May 2012 - 3:19pm

Dump all of your OpenType code. Then add features and test compile them one at a time until you find the broken one.

What's the size of the global type market?
Commented on Friday, 4 May 2012 - 1:59pm

I'm interested to know whether, given the reduced royalty rate from Monotype, the extra exposure (if there is any) is worth the effort.

I intentionally never signed with Monotype because I did not want to be associated with that...

What's the size of the global type market?
Commented on Sunday, 6 May 2012 - 3:11pm

The $5 folks have much less need for broad character sets and don't perceive quality as well as your $100 folks.

I disagree. Broad character sets were developed to add support for central and eastern Europe, where income levels are...

Kickstarter crowdfunding for Cristoforo
Commented on Saturday, 26 May 2012 - 8:28am

I also didn't want to spend the time I could be working on my typeface making rewards.

My sentiments exactly. I want to make fonts, not shirts.

FontLab Proofing
Commented on Wednesday, 25 April 2012 - 9:45am

Just export a font and print them in Indesign.

What Monotype Owns: The List
Commented on Wednesday, 18 April 2012 - 7:48am

Berthold Type Foundry

Have you confirmed this with Monotype? I asked around and nobody over there thinks Monotype bought Berthold.

What Monotype Owns: The List
Commented on Wednesday, 18 April 2012 - 9:50am

…they own the three biggest competitors and the two biggest retailers in the industry, which seems like something the DOJ usually files a lawsuit over.

The DOJ investigated the Bitstream deal and approved it. Owning web sites for...

What Monotype Owns: The List
Commented on Wednesday, 18 April 2012 - 12:30pm

Monotype’s retail sites are only the largest marketplaces because of all the third parties selling there. Attempting to drop royalty rates would likely result in type designers signing deals with Phil’s Fonts, Fontspring, Font Bros, etc.. Some type...

New York Help
Commented on Sunday, 1 April 2012 - 12:58pm

http://nyc.craigslist.org is one of the easiest places to look for deals. You should also contact Cooper Union about summer housing, as the neighborhood around Cooper is packed with dormitories that are rented...

Commented on Friday, 30 March 2012 - 9:52am

If a fashion designer chased a herd of mutilated and bleeding models onto a runway with an electric whip it would certainly be a fresh and creative approach to the design of a runway show. But I doubt anyone would want to watch.

Portfolio Binding?
Commented on Thursday, 15 March 2012 - 12:43pm

FWIW, everyone I talk to these days presents with an iPad.

Alternatives to Akzidenz Grotesk?
Commented on Friday, 24 February 2012 - 4:07pm

Linotype sells a knockoff called “basic commercial”

Typeface testing: typical bits?
Commented on Wednesday, 22 February 2012 - 6:01pm

Just compile the same paragraph(s) in a wide selection of relevant languages from the UN Universal Declaration of Human rights. I test with thirty+ languages that way.