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you too? :thumb:

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I've always wanted to design a font.

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Its the tension of the negative space I love. The clean lines.

Really go crazy for it.

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http://ilovetypography.com/2007/10/02/typoholism-an-addicts-tale/



typoholism
noun.

A disorder characterized by the excessive consumption of and dependence on type


Early-stage symptom: you stop actually reading type, and ask yourself, “What typeface is that?”;


You think The Hounds of the Baskerville is a book about fonts;


You use your typographic knowledge in chat-up lines


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I'll show this to my OH, he'll love it. We've just this minute finished watching the Gutenburg (sp?) Press documentary.



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Whirliegig wrote:you too? :thumb:



Oh yeah, I got a Caligraphy set when I was 12. 15, 18 and then 25. :o :o

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ThinBoy wrote:I've always wanted to design a font.


I made a TTF font from my own handwriting years ago. Well cool :)

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Thanks for posting that, Whirliegig. It's awesome. Stunning fonts. Makes me want to just dive in and swim amongst them!



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great way of describing it 370! I know exactly what you mean - I feel it too!

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Is there any good free font designing software on the web?

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This is from an article called So You Want to Create a Font (Part 1)
http://ilovetypography.com/2007/10/22/so-you-want-to-create-a-font-part-1/


Font Editing Programs

* FontLab Studio is what I use to make my fonts. It is more or less the industry standard, and, as such, isn’t exactly cheap, coming in at $649 (US). A 30-day free trial is available, if you want to try before you buy. It’s available for both PC and Mac. I’ve used FontLab Studio pretty extensively, and can vouch for its excellence, and the vibrancy of the user community.

* FontForge can ostensibly do everything that FontLab can, and it’s free and open-source. That said, installing FontForge (at least under Windows) is not exactly a simple matter (you’ll need to install Cygwin first). Also, the program is not as well documented as FontLab. There was an interesting thread recently over at Typophile about FontForge that you might want to read, if you’re considering taking the open-source plunge. FontForge is available for PC, Mac, and Linux. (If you’re a Linux user, FontForge is more or less your only choice.)

* For those rolling in cash, DTL FontMaster can do everything FontLab can, and more, but it’s quite expensive. FontMaster comes as seven different modules, which I find altogether cool and intimidating. It’s available for PC and Mac.

* FontCreator is another choice, more affordable than FontLab. The program works only with TrueType and OpenType fonts—no Type 1 fonts—and is for Windows only.

* TypeTool from FontLab is a more entry-level product along the same lines as FontCreator. The company says that TypeTool is “for students, hobby typographers and creative professionals who occasionally need to create or customize fonts”. PC and Mac.

* The original king of font editing software is Fontographer which languished in non-development purgatory for years until FontLab bought the code and recently updated it for the Mac. The last version was really showing its age even in the late 1990s, so I’m hoping that Fontlab did an impressive rewrite for its new version. It’s half the price of FontLab Studio, but I can’t vouch for its new user interface, not having tried it. Fontographer is available for PC and Mac, though only Mac users get the latest version.


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