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I couldn't find this online.

Does anyone know how its actually done?

I'm looking for type design competitions - I am a student. I know there is the Type Director’s Club contest. I am a student looking for competitions to enter, what would you recommend?



In the interests of fairness, isn't it about time Impact got the beats?
After all, other types made ubiquitous by bundling, such as Comic Sans, Papyrus, Trajan and Arialvetica have been roundly dissed for overexposure.
Only trouble is, it could prove difficult to find an alternative with suitable, er, impact, especially considering Impact's barely-protruding descenders.
Suggestions, anyone?

Can anyone figure out the logic behind the page construction?
Page size is A4 (210 × 297 mm) and the grid is 468 × 657 pt (Didot points – 0.376 mm; 175.968 × 247.032 mm).
I've been trying to reconstruct it in Illustrator from the actual book measurements and the only thing that I got so far is that you’ll get the golden section where the line going through the lower right corners of paper and text block intersects the upper edge of the paper.


I'm hoping for a bit of help in finding some nice fat (rounded) fonts. As an example Fat Love here is of the type I am looking for, but when I follow the link I cannot locate it. Also I'm not mad about the slanty v's and a's.

(if poss. free as well!).

Many thanks.


I wanted to use Frutiger on my company's business cards but I don't like the fonts numbers. Can anyone recommend a font very similar to Frutiger.


I've just installed InDesign CS3 (trial) and am a little disappointed that it didn't import -- or even offer to import -- my InDesign CS2 configurations and preferences. I just can't believe that I'll have to recreate all my workspaces, arrangement of panels, default character and paragraph styles, etc, etc, etc. Any suggestions?

(Sorry if this has been asked and answered before, but the search facility yielded no results. I'm a bit suspicious, though, because the term cs3 alone returned no results either, but I'm sure there's been some discussion about the new Creative Suite.)

Was around since long ago, presumably commissioned by the clergy, for the betterment of society :


I am currently working on the design of a downloadable application for iTunes and was wondering if anyone could tell me what font iTunes is written in? This is the same font used on the mac website? I have tried but it isn't giving me an accurate answer...

Cheers in advance folks :)



I'm a graphic design student at the Danish School of Media and Journalism and I'm doing a bit of research on behalf of my school before our visit to TypoBerlin. We do have three days before TypoBerlin where we'd like to visit some relevant studios in Berlin and I wondered if you have some ideas?

We have though about MetaDesign, EdenSpiekermann, Node Berlin and the Vitra museum, but any ideas would be very helpful.

Thank you very much in advance,
Julian Hansen

Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a ttoal mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.

Hello all,

I’m currently looking for any information about vintage hand lettering signage in the city of OPorto in Portugal. I know it’s a difficult subject to find information about, but anyone who knows something about it, please let me know. Also, any info about the history of hand lettering signs would be really helpful. Thanks to everybody!!!

Ricardo C.

I love the Coop Flaired font. But is there anyway to get it without the ridiculous $30 prices ? Thanks.

For those who miss old-fashioned typewriters, actor Tom Hanks has created the iPad app Hanx Writer. It recreates the sound, carriage returns, and other aspects of typewriters. Text can be copied and pasted. It's rather nice.

The app is free, but you can make optional in-app purchases of other typewriter fonts, different colored ribbons, etc.

Can anyone explain the Rp ligature. I can't seem to find any information or examples of its use. Thanks in advance!

Hi all,
I'm currently doing a bit of research on the history of the Latin alphabet and I was wondering if anyone knew of helpful resources, academic or otherwise, that could help me along. Specifically I'm looking for info on the early development of the characters of the alphabet, particularly the onset of lowercase letters.

I've already got Bringhurst's ETS, Allan Haley's Alphabet and am skimming through David Sacks' Letter Perfect.

Thanks in advance,


What's up with this? This site crashes my computer. Finally I found a place where it tells me to download Flash. I did, it said I already had that version of flash installed.

What gives? Is it just me? Am I having a bad hair day?

I am trying to go is Red Rooster. Who is font pool?


Also does anybody know anything about this foundry? Are they big time operators or what?

Maybe Nick knows something?

Is it appropriate to use punctuation in the vicinity of smiley faces?
For example :), does the comma look like a chin here?
I'm really confused :(...

Sometimes I feel that surrounding punctuation undermines the legibility of those symbols but on the other hand they should ideally be treated as full words.

Hi all!

Just want to apologize for my bad English.

People, help please learn to find, identify what kind of font file attached.

Very similar to the font Berthold Standard BQ Bold Italis, but this is not it.

Need just such as in the picture.

For earlier grateful.

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Can anyone identify the typeface used on this sign? I know what you are thinking. I know the font sucks, but I am uncontrollably drawn towards its sheer amount of suck. Thanks in advance.

I have a client who has asked me to figure out which countries in a list use "plain" Cyrillic and which use an extended alphabet/encoding. I told the client I need help to do that reliably, so here I am. Below is the list, with what I know or think (the latter marked with a question mark) shown. (Note that some of these countries have a completely non-Cyrillic primary alphabet, but still use some flavor of Cyrillic as a secondary system).

Armenia: P

Azerbaijan: E?

Belorussia: P

Georgia: P

Kazakhstan: E

Kirghizistan: E

Moldova: P?

Russia: P

Tajikistan: E?

Turkmenistan: E?

Ukraine: P

Uzbekistan: E?

Many thanks for any confirmations/corrections.


Hey guys, I just started cross browser testing for the first time on a site I'm currently doing which uses Georgia. I opened the site in Internet Explorer 7.0 and noticed that my font of choice (Georgia) was slaughtered. Has anyone encountered this problem or maybe know a good alternate, it really looks bad. Man do I dislike IE.

Some time ago I bought a very old document from the 1920's on a second hand fair. I instantly fell in love with the used typeface and descided to scan it and make a font out of it. Intentionally I just wanted to use it as an excercise for future fonts, but meanwhile I've really put my teath in it.

In the attached PDF you'll find the original text from the document. This contains words with the 'normal' s and the old German ' long s'. My German is quite good, but I my backwords compatibility goes only back to 1995. So I don't know how the long s is originally used in German text. I couldn't find any structural grammar-rules in the text, because both s-forms are used in the same word. Sometimes only the normal s is used and not the long s.

I want to make an OpenType Pro font that takes care of the historical grammar-issues when you activate the feature. Besides that it will be packed with cool ligatures that I'm going to make next.

Does anyone have reference material, or can give me an insight in the 'long s'-fenomenia?



PS: The name is just a working title, so if anyone has a cool name for it... please feel free to suggest it here.

Sorry, not the type 3. (By the way Chaucer's translation of Boethius De consolatione philosophiae, printed by Caxton in 1478, contained a lot of type 3.)

The typeface shown above was used for Sarum Hours V and VI, one octavo and one quarto.

So, you have the typeface and 2 books to find.


I've been searching for the font on Anya Hindmarch's 'I'm not a plastic bag' bag.

If anyone can help me, I'd really appreciate it.


In case you can't see the photo, here's a link: