Guinevere font

Posted on Nov 16, 2012 in crumbs, type | No Comments
Guinevere font

The story behind the font is that I had in 2001 only a pc laptop at home and bought FontLab 2 (I think it was) and was playing with the idea of making a font out of modules only. … He added glyphs to make it a Pro font, and all the technical stuff that is needed to make a professional font and on top of that used his experience to tweak a little here and there to make everything look better.

Love relationship between Illustrator and FontLab broken with CS5

Posted on Sep 26, 2010 in adobe, type | 6 Comments

In the article Using Illustrator to draw fonts for importing into FontLab , which I wrote several years ago, I describe how nice it is to use Illustrator and FontLab together. … The only workaround I can think of so far is to make little box (let’s say 10×10 pt) within the glyph slot along with the glyph, position it on the 0.0 point corner and copy it over to Illustrator along with the glyph.

Customize QuickLook for fonts

Posted on Jul 23, 2010 in apple, tutorial, type | 5 Comments

Not only to see if it’s the font I am looking for, but also to see if the six glyphs specific for the Icelandic language, are in the font (which is a common problem) or, if they are, to see if they are drawn in a proper way and usable. quicklookfontscustom The problem however is that QuickLook does not have a character table for Icelandic, but the English one is used, leaving out those glyphs I am after. … The character sets are are kept in a file called SampleSupport.plist which is found at: /System/Library/Frameworks/ApplicationServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/CoreText.framework/Versions/A Copy this path and in Finder go: Command + Shift + G and paste the path into the field and you will instantly brought to the right place.

6 links to help you get into grid based design

Posted on Jul 15, 2010 in grid systems, type | One Comment

I got a request from a designer who wants to get started with grid based design, or at least wants to know what it is all about. The question was like this: Can you recommend a good primer on grids? Seems to me all material I find on it is way beyond what I’d call […]

What type are you?

Posted on Feb 15, 2010 in type | One Comment

Amazing at same time and some interesting points about the type and you as a type. … My type is Corbusier Stencil , a bit of a surprise, but then again why not if the results are Rational, Assertive, Traditional, Disiplined?

The Tech of Font Management on Mac OsX

Posted on Sep 18, 2009 in type | One Comment

If you desire to read a long article (meaning many words) filled with knowledge (lots of words you may not have known before) about how to manage fonts on the mac. … This article could and should also be updated too in the light of the latest changes in Snow Leopard font handling, but it is still a great read.

The Grid Calculator

Posted on Aug 27, 2009 in grid systems, type | No Comments

It means you can leave Grid Calculator and paste the information into the document you are working on and don’t have to go back and forth to copy one field at the time. … So, if you are ready to jump on the grid bandwagon, read my articles about grid making in Illustrator and use the Grid Calculator to speed up the process.

Wallpaper : Font Anatomy

Posted on Jul 6, 2009 in design, type | 105 Comments

The ones that seemed to fit the best like Times for instance I didn’t want to use and some I wanted to use didn’t have all the major part names. … Finally: Be my guest and download this Anatomy of Type in the form of a wallpaper or desktop picture which you can keep and use on your computer.

Improper kerning

Posted on Jun 30, 2009 in type | 2 Comments

alignleft A clever idea, keming , a new typographic term meaning that kerning has gone bad. … Buttons, t-shirts and more can be bought with this pun at Cafepress.com .

Grid Systems – Making grids in Illustrator 2

Posted on Jun 29, 2009 in adobe, grid systems, tutorial, type | 16 Comments

As I mentioned before, if we are going to have the same width of margins on both left and right we have to use a number of Document Grid units that the number of columns divides into, minus one.

…The only thing we needed to do if we wanted to have the f-line all over the page (might be useful in some other grid you make later) we select this line, go to Obejct > Transform > Move and put -4.477 pt in the vertical field and we are done.