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Hello everyone,

This is my first post and I am wondering if anyone who has a little bit more knowledge than myself can help me out. I am working on a packaging project just now which the brand is using Browns as it's main typeface. On the package we have designed it to support multiple different typeface on the front and the back of the package.

I need a typeface that is similar to Browns but can be used in the following languages: German, Spanish, French, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Slovenian and Turkish.

Thanks,
Kyle.

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!!!

Best,
Ricardo C.

long time reader, first time member and poster.

i teach graphic design and typography at a community college in southern ontario (carl dair's hometown, in fact). we are in the process of revising our curriculum and i have been tasked with doing some research into the type design component of our curriculum. i thought the folks on this forum would have some valuable and usable input into our process.

when i was at design school in the late 1980s, we had one minor type design project as part of our larger type design course (15 hours per week). but i wish that i had had more.

so, my questions are :
how much type design is appropriate/useful in a three-year graphic design diploma?
are there specific types of projects that you have found helpful in your own experience?

thanks

Hello guys, here I'm asking for your help to make my font project
Tweegi a reality. Tweegi is a super condensed fonts with two
variables regular and italic, it has a 600+ character set, with regular
and discretionary ligatures, alternate characters, complete set of
numbers, small caps and it covers 105 latin alphabets. The best of this
is that if I can reach the funding goal, it will be free for everyone
to use as they like.

So please check it out and help me spread the word, every help
will be appreciated.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...shionable-font

Do you know your type basics? I created this quiz on Bloxi about typographic trivia.

http://www.bloxi.com/block/Sfb6oCgT/

Indices: Tools: Type Design Tools : TypeTool

TypeTool is a basic font editor for Mac OS and for Windows. For students, hobby typographers and creative professionals who occasionally need to create or customize fonts.

TypeTool 3 released in March 2007 includes support for OpenType fonts with up to 65,000 glyphs, Unicode 5.0 support, new bitmap Background and outline Mask layers, improved Bézier drawing with open contours and tangent points, multi-line metrics and kerning editing, and screen quality autohinting.

http://www.fontlab.com/Font-tools/TypeTool/

Whether it be classical, contemporary, or modern typographic forms, what typefaces scream "Shakespeare!" to you?

Also, can you folks identify original typefaces that are used in his publications?

Many thanks in advance. Hope you all had a great and filling Thanksgiving!

Indices : Geography : Turkey

Posted: 12/11/2007
Updated: 11/07/2011
Note: facebook.com/notes/istype

Designers :

Abdullah Taşcı : myfonts.com/taşcı, psdmagazin.com/taşcı
Ahmet Altun : myfonts.com, aatype
Alessandro Segalini : as8.it; @typophile
Alpkan Kırayoğlu : alpabets.com, typemedia.org/alp
Bülent Erkmen : bek.com.tr
Christopher Çolak : chriak.com; @typophile
David Rault : davidrault.com; @typophile
Deniz Cem Önduygu : denizcemonduygu.com
Ediz Pinar : edizpinar.com
Elif Ayiter : citrinitas.com
Emre Parlak : emreparlak.com
Emre Senan : emresenan.com, yahsiworkshops.com
Eray Makal : 12punto.net
Esen Karol : esenkarol.com
Fahri Özkaramanlı : fahrio.com, wordmark.it
Fevkalade Collective : fevkalade.net
Gözde Oral : behance.net/gozdeoral
Işıl Döneray : kimburda.com/isil-doneray
Mahir Yavuz : hyponeiria.com, xurban.net
Mehmet Gözetlik : antreposhop.com, a2591.com; @typophile
Müge Yılmaz : mugeyilmaz.com
Murat Celep : deney.com.tr
Namık Kemal Sarıkavak : hacettepe.edu.tr/namiks
Nejat Emrah Yörük : infomag.com.tr
Oğuzhan Öçalan : gravitart.com
Ömer Durmaz : tasaplatform.org; @typophile
Onur Bayiç : kimde.com/onur-bayiç
Onur Yazıcıgil : onuryazicigil.com; @typophile
Osman Tülü : tipograf.com
Özlem Özkal : ozlemozkal.info
Pelin Kırca : pelinkirca.com
Peter Brugger : peterbrugger.net
Rauf Kösemen : raufkosemen.com.tr
Sadık Karamustafa : karamustafadesign.com
Savaş Çekiç : savascekic.com
Taner Ardalı : tanerardali.com
Tamer Köşeli : tamerkoseli.com
Ulaş Eryavuz : bravoistanbul.com
Volkan Ekşi : volkaneksi.com
Yeşim Demir : demirtasarim.com
Yetkin Başarır : yetkinbasarir.com

Publications :

Bak : bakmagazine.com
Grafik Tasarım : grafiktasarım.org

Associations :

GMK : gmk.org.tr
ISType : istype.com, facebook.com/istype
Sabancı VA 424 Blog : vacd.sabanciuniv.edu
Türkçe Tipografi Topluluğu : facebook.com/tipografi

Check out a new blog post from 59amblepath:

http://59amblepath.blogspot.com/

i received this email from Craig Ward (Words Are Pictures) regarding the use of Alouette:

I just wanted to drop you a line to let you know I used your font Alouette recently in a collaborative piece with fellow typographers Sean Freeman and Alison Carmichael for the If You Could... exhibition which opens tonight in London. We took 3 pieces of graffiti that jumped out of us and made them into some beautiful typography and had them laser cut out of wood and applied them directly to the gallery wall.

Here's a little write up on Creative Review's blog, my piece 'Obstruct the doors...' is around half way down the page, Alison's is the first image:

http://www.creativereview.co.uk/cr-blog/2010/january/if-you-could-collab...

Hope you like and thank you for creating one of my favourite font discoveries of last year.

Best wishes,

Craig Ward /
Words are Pictures

http://www.wordsarepictures.co.uk


Needless to say, I'm psyched! Thanks to Craig for using Alouette and thanks to Mr Meek for creating such a cool toy and tool.

I was hoping that you guys could help me out. I am by no means a typographer of any sort, so I was hoping to get your help. I would like to get the following verse in a tattoo on my right calf, and was hoping I could get your opinions on fonts, spacing, kerning and all that good stuff.

"Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me."

That is the verse I was planning on, and I was hoping to run it just under half way around my calf and then rap to the next line, so I'm guessing it would have to be about 16pt, hoping for no longer than 3 lines long... I don't know if this would be adequate information.. That would make the width about 3.5 to 4 inches across..

Again, I don't know if this info makes sense... Think any of you could help me out?

Hi fellas!
I was make a new font thinking in posters design, my inspiration was the "Ton" shape then leave really soft curves for each line that we need to solve.. hope you like it and if you want drop a comment or critique.
regard mates

Pedro

Hi guys,

Does anybody know of typographic blogs similar to bibliodyssey.com, lots of imagery from old books and ephemera?

Thanks very much
Diogo

I am working on an Editorial project about analog creative practices, and would like to design the spreads as independent from the computer as I can get. As a student educated solely on the computer I am excited to explore these practices.

So I need to create a body of text in 9pt Adobe Caslon regular. I have looked into Chartpak and Letraset and have yet to find my exact needs.

Can anyone suggest a resource or a practice to achieve my desired result? I am also considering phototypesetting, but don't know much about it.

Any information would be helpful!

Thank you!

Hey there!

I'm a new and learning designer just taking my first typography class. It is something I am really enjoying.
As part of my class, I was assigned a typeface to study and do research on and present as my final project. The face I was given is "Filosophia." It is a beautiful one and I know it was developed by Zuzana Licko of Emigre Fonts in the 1990's. I also know that it was inspired by the classic "Bodoni." Outside of that, I have found very little information on Filosphia itself.

Does anyone know of any books that include information about it or its history? Are there any groups, or communities dedicated to Filosophia? How about any valid websites?

Thanks for the help!

What is a good serif font to pair with Futura? I'm using Futura Std Heavy/Bold to be more specific. I've been on the website typeconnection.com and it says that ITC Century is a good one but I'm not sure yet if that's the best right now. Does anyone have any suggestions? Preferably fonts that could be found on the Adobe Font Folio Package because that's what I have access to.

Monotype has become the exclusive distributor of more than 100 fonts from Sumner Stone of Stone Type Foundry Inc. Stone’s typefaces have earned an excellent reputation for quality and legibility for a wide range of uses, from books to display advertising. Along with lecturing, writing and teaching, Stone will be designing new typefaces that will become available through Monotype.

View Stone Type Foundry typefaces on Fonts.com - http://bit.ly/1iT4Cns

And read more about Stone Type Foundry typefaces – http://bit.ly/1kvCbHU

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“The Fonts.com Extension liberates designers to put type first, and makes working with fonts easy, fast and fun,” said Chris Roberts, vice president and general manager of Monotype’s e-commerce group.

All the functionality of Monotype’s SkyFonts client for activating fonts is built into the extension. An unobtrusive window within the application allows subscribers to search for and activate fonts right in a document. Free plan subscribers can use the extension to initiate five minute trials of fonts while higher level subscribers can use the extension to install mockup fonts and desktop fonts included with their plans.

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Hi, i need to found some examples of fonts designed specially for banks or fonts that work well for this context (maybe some special glyphs, etc). You know some examples? Thanks a lot.

Hi, What the font comes up with the wrong face for this. Most unique character from the 6 shown here is the 'N'. Thanks.

View the exhibit gallery - http://bit.ly/I1uVrp
Read the blog post – http://bit.ly/1hRYiw3
View the press release – http://bit.ly/1edvXeC
Download the font - http://bit.ly/1gYK8b0

Monotype’s Akko typeface is now on “full display” at the Museum of Science, Boston, “Hall of Human Life,” exhibit. Akko is the main brand identity font for the museum’s newest permanent exhibit, which opened to the public this weekend.

As an essential component of any brand, the typeface works to affirm brand personality. Akko is fully integrated into the exhibit, appearing on screen and in print throughout the 10,000 square-foot space. The design is also used in 3D signage as part of several exhibit stations, crafted to draw visitors into various interactive settings to fuel discovery and curiosity about what it’s like to be human. The typeface’s best features are showcased: Akko is easy to read, approachable and friendly.

“Akko has the right balance of qualities we were looking for in a branding typeface,” Emily Marsh, a senior graphic designer at the Museum of Science told Monotype. She said they were looking for a typeface that would be highly legible at any size, from the tallest 3D letters to the smallest-sized text. She said, “It was important that the design be warm and friendly for both kids and adults, yet still be a strong presence. We love how Akko looks in the exhibit, and we appreciate how everyone is drawn to the design, even people who don’t know a thing about typefaces.”

Designed by Monotype Type Director Akira Kobayashi, the 24-font Akko family is a sans serif design that offers a large x-height, making the typeface appear larger and easier to read. The slightly condensed proportions help maintain legibility, even when several words are composed in a line of text. Akira also designed the characters to hold an even texture, regardless of text size.

Visitors to the “Hall of Human Life” are able to engage with more than 70 interactive exhibit elements to explore how the human body works, and how factors such as environmental circumstances, personal choices, physical attributes, diet, age and living conditions can impact daily life. As visitors journey through the exhibit, they may also take part in gathering and reporting anonymous data in an unending process of learning and discovery – all with the exhibit elements presented in a branded capacity using the Akko typeface.

“People will remember the ‘Hall of Human Life’ through the impressions they experience,” said Allan Haley, director of words and letters at Monotype. “There’s an ease and familiarity about it that’s a lot like being around a good friend. All of this adds up to an overall feeling that the exhibit creators sought to achieve – and did.”

Love the way the digits both lift off of the page and delve into the depths of darkness.

http://www.wired.com/culture/design/multimedia/2007/12/YE_mag_ill

Hi, there, i would like to know if FF Tisa Web Pro can be used on wordpress?

For a traditional 3 initial monogram, is the following a proper structure?

Left letter - first name initial
Right letter - middle name initial
Central letter - last name initial, usually larger than the left or right

Does that sounds about right?

I've been quite interested in the idea of creating a couple of fonts for a while now, but although I'm a skilled graphic designer, (and therefore good with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and Quark) when it comes to software for creating fonts I'm really not sure where to start.

A few years ago I did briefly have access to a copy of Fontographer, which at the time was a real standard for this kind of software. Is this still the case or should I be looking at getting another program? What is the best software for creating fonts now?

All tips, hints and recommendations will be appreciated.