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Ttfautohint – Free Truetype Fonts Hinting – Improved Cleartype Rendering

Ttfautohint is a free autohinter for Truetype fonts, that aims to automate the creation of hinting instructions for Truetype fonts rendered on Windows XP, Vista and Windows7 and higher. Version 0.9.12 of Ttfautohint includes improved support for ‘Stem Width and Stem Positioning’ under Microsoft’s Cleartype font rendering. Ttfautohint – Stem Width and Stem Positioning Ttfautohint offers […]

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Nobile & Mako as Android System Fonts

  One long-ish term project is to create versions of Nobile and Mako (above) customised for Android devices. This is likely to result in an amalgamation of features from both fonts into a new face, to give three GUI fonts for portable and handheld devices. (above – Mako in progress on Android 2.3.3) (above – […]

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Pacifico helps sell Pasta

As spotted on Argentinian TV advert for Matarazzo pasta. Tweet This Post

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This weeks works-in-progress

(above) ‘Norican’ is a script based on the Stephenson Blake typeface ‘Glenmoy’ with elements from numerous other old script faces mashed in. (below) Digital sketches for a new face. The diacritic marks are snatched from circa 1920′s Deberny & Peignot specimens.     Tweet This Post

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Bassbin released as Rammetto

‘Rammetto’ (that was ‘Bassbin’) is now available from the Google Webfont Directory at http://www.google.com/webfonts/specimen/Rammetto+One For more info on the design of Rametto/Bassbin see  here and here.   Tweet This Post

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Niconne Script

‘Niconne’ is based on Stephenson Blake’s 1926 ‘Madonna’ face. The original designs have been tweaked and re-shaped for better rendering on digital screens and use as a webfont.   Tweet This Post

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Oswald adopted as the alt-capitalism font of choice.

It seems that the Occupy Movement has adopted Oswald Font as the movement’s default protest font. I am honoured and intrigued. Ironically i had already started on a font to donate to OccupyDesign before i realised Oswald had already been adopted and used for a while. In fact Oswald was semi-inspired by the condensed gothics […]

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Bassbin nears first release

more on the design of Bassbin here.     Tweet This Post

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‘Ponyland Light’

‘Ponyland’ started as a mash-up of Francois, Open Sans, and Cantarell (see post here). A light version has been started, being further based on aspects of Novarese’s ‘Recta’ face (see below as ‘Chumba Bikes’ and ‘Now Open, Welcome’). The next phase is to bring this light font and the regular weighted original ‘Ponyland’ together into a […]

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Sancreek released… Bassbin in progress…

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Rokkitt Light and Italics in progress

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‘optimizeLegibility’ issue with OSX Safari and Chrome.

Please note – this issue has been confirmed and is now fixed in nightly builds of Webkit. Hopefully the fix will reach stable releases asap. The following raises a possible issue when rendering text via the “text-rendering:optimizeLegibility” function within CSS stylesheets on WebKit based browsers on Mac OSX (e.g. Chrome, Safari). The following screenshots are […]

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Corben and Coda regular weights to sandboxing.

Corben and Coda regular weights finished and ready for sandbox testing. Screenshots are from OSX Firefox.   Tweet This Post

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