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  • Re: Upcoming Competitions?

    I don't know why they needs separate hanging fees, maybe to pay for rental space?
    The TDC show is packed up and shipped around the world for display by other organizations. Shipping all that stuff adds up.
  • Re: Upcoming Competitions?

    Yeah regarding the recent TDC competition, I was so jazzed up to enter the moment I saw the ads on social media because it would be my first time getting into one of these but the hanging fees for winners is just weird that put me off and so I backed out of it. Hanging fees for non-winners who would still like their work to be seen separately from the winners makes more sense. I don't know why they needs separate hanging fees, maybe to pay for rental space? Whatever it is, it's kinda weird asking winners to pay for that too on top of the entry fee. It's a sizable chunk specially for non-members.
  • Re: Romanée – New Release?

    – Is there »a moral right to cultural progress«?

    Yes. 

    Is it fair for the originator Jan van Krimpen to withhold his design from the world?

    When he was still alive it was. His estate and its licensees withholding the design for decades is unfair.

    Would a revival named »Romanée« honour the originator or rather infringe his successors’ claims?

    I’ll go with honor. It’s more honorable than squatting on the trademark for decades.

  • Re: Numeral values of weights

    You will experience problems having multiple weights with the same OS2weight value — e.g., both UltraLight and ExtraLight at 200, and both Light and Book at 300.

    You may also experience problems having both “Book” and “Regular” stylenames in the same family. Some apps have been known to assume that these are synonyms for the same thing. (Maybe that’s only a legacy issue these days.)
  • Re: Upcoming Competitions?

    Publication/hanging fees for winners is a slap in the face from the competition organizers. The cash needed to publish the book should be subsidized by the entirety of the competition entry fees.

    Some competitions actually GIVE prizes to winners, rather than asking money from the winners.
  • Re: Upcoming Competitions?

    Hrant, I don't understand why you have such a problem with the publication/hanging fees charged to the winners (which are clearly stated up front). Would you rather those expenses be subsidized by the competition losers? Seems fair to me to have the winners who actually benefit from the TDC publicity be the ones to help fund it. 

    If I won having paid $155 I'd be thrilled. Happier than I have been as a loser who paid $65.
  • Re: Playing around with Venetians

    Isn't a 1 in oldstyle numerals that looks like a 1 instead of like an I a rather recent innovation?
  • Re: Romanée – New Release?

    I'm sad to see this discussion deteriorate to such an extent. It's an interesting subject—to me, at least—with important principles that bear discussion and consideration, and with different points of view that are predicated, in part, on the very different national legal standards of copyright. These are not just matters of law, but also of moral outlook and the balance of property rights versus the legitimacy of interpreting older traditions. I hope we can get it back on track.