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TypeFacet Autokern: A Free & Open Source Auto-Kerning tool. Would appreciate feedback.
Commented on Sunday, 1 July 2012 - 7:25am

Anybody here had a look at the work of the author of Crimson Text and his approach to find kerning values automatically?

http://aldusleaf.org/rhea.php

Is Baskerville for text?
Commented on Monday, 23 April 2012 - 10:19am

As with many other typefaces, there are different cuts for different sizes.

Storm Type for example offers Baskerville 10 Pro for text
http://www....

Best Book Sans?
Commented on Saturday, 17 March 2012 - 6:57am

First of all: “lol”?

Helvetica for body copy? Helvetica is structured in a very monotonous way, making it hard to distinguish the individual characters and character-groups that make up words. Helvetica for body text is an absolute mis-use of...

Opinions please: Bad Typefaces
Commented on Friday, 18 November 2011 - 8:04am

A bad typeface is a typeface that is used outside its appropriate context.

(And one probably could write a book about why there is a range of appropriate contexts for some typefaces, while others seem to have no appropriate context at all...

Fanciest font ever
Commented on Wednesday, 9 November 2011 - 5:07pm

Fancy for long body text, like the ones you quoted? Or fancy for display?

The new Caturrita is nice.

trends 2012
Commented on Tuesday, 1 November 2011 - 1:34pm

Things you find in the critique section of this board.

Natural/ Organic Font
Commented on Saturday, 22 October 2011 - 3:12pm

A constraint and subtle organic feel has http://Ideal Sans.

Alternative to Minion - with slightly(!) greater x-height?
Commented on Saturday, 15 October 2011 - 1:40am

If PDF distribution is important, please look up the End User License Agreement of the foundry in question. Not everybody allows this purpose. If in doubt, don't give up, but contact the Foundry to get an "off the records" precise answer, as EULAs are...

Alternative to Minion - with slightly(!) greater x-height?
Commented on Thursday, 13 October 2011 - 4:42pm

Adobe Text Pro has a high xheight, while being similar to Minion.
An /a/ similar(-ish) to Plantin can be found maybe in Rawlinson by Terminal Design or in Erato by Hoftype.

Garamond Typeface Specimen Requested
Commented on Thursday, 13 October 2011 - 11:30am

A place to start:
http://typophile.com/node/6952

Garamond-like fonts with diacritics
Commented on Tuesday, 20 September 2011 - 5:59am

Try Minion.

and

Have a look at:

http://www.textism.com/textfaces/
http://www.typographyforlawyers.com/?p=587

...

Suitable fonts for very large EIA document?
Commented on Friday, 16 September 2011 - 11:35am

Another serif that comes with office is Palatino. Best Version bundled with Office is Palatino Linotype. Book Antiqua is the same font, with a different name. However the versions should not be mixed, which is why a font selected from the new...

Optima - similar typefaces
Commented on Friday, 16 September 2011 - 8:10am

http://typophile.com/node/82569

Freight Text / Display : looking for alternatives
Commented on Friday, 16 September 2011 - 6:27am

Maybe Vesper from Motaitalic, an outstanding and recent piece of work. It is a different...

Friendly/Contemporary Serif for Student Magazine
Commented on Sunday, 11 September 2011 - 11:49am

http://Expo Serif might be an interesting choice. Tisa, Greta, Freight, they are all great. Thinking of Greta, maybe...

Suggestions for a text face midway between book and magazine?
Commented on Friday, 9 September 2011 - 1:47am

The Janson/Kis typeface is one of the most beautiful old-style faces, at least Tschichold thought this way. Interview Magazine is using it for example, and it is a commonly used book typeface. The regularly used version is Janson Text, however...

Suggestions for a text face midway between book and magazine?
Commented on Friday, 9 September 2011 - 12:07pm

Hoftype and Hofrichter’s typefaces are an interesting new addition to the font market from an experienced type designer. Personally I find...

Suggestions for a text face midway between book and magazine?
Commented on Thursday, 22 September 2011 - 5:47am

May I inquire how you decided in the end? And: which fonts are “trendy” you find?

Good workhorse faces for a student on a budget? (aka, me?)
Commented on Thursday, 15 September 2011 - 12:45am

If you like Lyon Text, you will like as well Rawlinson 2.0 by Terminal Design.

If aesthetic proximity to Times is a plus, have a look at Kepler from Slimbach at Adobe. It comes with the educational essential type collection in 168 variants (...

Good workhorse faces for a student on a budget? (aka, me?)
Commented on Thursday, 8 September 2011 - 1:35pm

Whan Nick said might be an important point. When reading this blog entry: http://fadtastic.net/2006/03/12/the-secret-lives-of-fonts/ then it seems that readability is important...

Bleeding Cowboys based on what font?
Commented on Friday, 9 September 2011 - 4:27pm

If there is a market in making a pro version of it with faux randomisation of contextual alternatives?

The way it is right now could even limit amateur band flyer designers. :D

just kidding.

EDIT:
apparently there is a...

What version of Garamond should I use?
Commented on Tuesday, 9 August 2011 - 4:26pm

For which purpose and which printing condition?

Garamonde Premiere Pro from Adobe is the most extensive Garamond interpretation and close to the original. Its outlines have subtitles that are best fit for good printing conditions. For general...

What version of Garamond should I use?
Commented on Tuesday, 9 August 2011 - 4:52pm

Perhaps this categorization will help you a bit:

http://typophile.com/node/80840

Oldcastle Font
Commented on Tuesday, 13 September 2011 - 10:19am

The H and M look a bit “reproductive”.

Good pairing with Adobe Caslon
Commented on Friday, 1 July 2011 - 5:35pm

What kind of poetry?

Serif-serif paring means you either take the same family, or something very different, definitely not from the same time or style.

Which means if you take an English old-style like Caslon, you combine it either with...