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Cory Maylett

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  • Michael Vokits said: I'm a language guy, not a design guy, and I need clearer cues than the rest of you. I'm a design guy with more years designing magazines, newspapers, books, websites and other publications than I care to count. …
  • Michael Vokits said: I prefer the consistency of color that smallcaps give; I dislike bold weights. You can, of course, design your typeface and build the fonts any way you choose, but are you designing these fonts for yourself or for others t…
  • Stephen Coles said: I'm sorry to report that Ely suffers a bit from the bone/bump effect Tobias refers to. No need to be sorry, I intentionally created it that way after experimenting with different degrees of smoothing.  To me, many ty…
  • I designed a type family with rounded ends two or three years ago. I just made the round stroke end overshoots match up with the overshoots on the roundish glyphs, like the O, o, C, e, etc. It seemed to work out. https://www.myfonts.com/fonts/cory-…
  • They seem to be seriously overworked. I don't know what their procedure is now, but when I first signed up with them, there was a lot of back-and-forth reviews that took place and the correspondence wasn't exactly timely even then. Since that time, …
  • Nick Shinn said: One pitfall in relying on existing typefaces for guidance in Cyrillic is that so many of those typefaces have been designed by westerners who have relied on other westerners' work for guidance. Is there any reason Cyrillic and…
  • Kent Lew said: I’d be curious to find the proceedings that lead to the Vessel Hull Design Protection Act of 1998, which amended Title 17 (the Copyright Code) by adding Chapter 13 to explicitly provide protection for the design of vessel hulls. …
  • Nick, I wasn't suggesting that it was necessary to consult with a Cyrillic expert. I was just suggesting that it could save a bunch of time and be very helpful in avoiding problems. One pitfall in relying on existing typefaces for guidance in Cyril…
  • Just some things to keep in mind as you research this. If you're not familiar with Cyrillic, researching these kinds of things will take time (which might mean charging more). There are many Cyrillic characters that are sometimes used, rarely used,…
  • I'm assuming this app logotype will need to fit into a little squarish icon, right? Two of your logos are very horizontal, which won't fill the space all that well. This isn't necessarily a deal killer, but it does interfere with legibility given th…
  • Adam Ladd said: Anyone else continually run into this and know of any better solutions? Yes to the first question. No to the second. I've found that about half the sites will remove a font when requested, but as noted, it usually shows …
  • Ori Ben-Dor said: >> your eyes have gotten so used to certain patterns that a deviation from that looks odd That's a good point, but still my eyes are all I've got... There's always the trick many of us learned in our university …
  • Just to clarify (not meant to be argumentative), the design of a utilitarian object (like a spoon, a nail, a bottle or a letter, numeral or punctuation mark) can't, according to the copyright office, be copyrighted — only patented. Drawings of plan…
  • My understanding has always been that the copyright office considers letterforms to be utilitarian objects, which, to them, means they're not eligible for copyright protection. I'm assuming this does not apply to dingbat fonts since they're not lett…
  • I'm not sure I see much more in those names than them being whatever struck the fancy of the person naming them — that combined with an attempt at being somewhat descriptive. Soft, to me, seems to imply rounded corners, while round might suggest a …
  • Ebern Klause said: It seems to me that it is simple logic that all table figures in a family align with each other across weights and styles... That seems a logical argument to make with bold and regular weights (and matching italics), b…
  • But isn't that the case, Nick, with copyright protections in general on most things? It still doesn't stop copyright protection from being useful, though. Even if fonts were still copyrightable (or even better, type designs were copyrightable), mos…
  • These kinds of things are more about art, aesthetics and intuition than they are about finding rules and formulas to follow.
  • I agree that monospaced fonts used for coding benefit from more prominent punctuation marks since these characters play more than the supporting roles they do in normal text. No coder wants to accidentally confuse a period with a comma due to it not…
  • JoyceKetterer said: @Cory Maylett :  First, violating a contract is not quite the same as breaking the law, so how about not throwing around the word "illegal" haphazardly? I can work with license violators.  I can't work with people who refu…
  • @JoyceKetter — There's not a whole lot of passive income coming in from millions of copies of illegally used fonts either. I think we'll just need to disagree on this one.
  • @JoyceKetterer — When large companies commission their own fonts to avoid licensing issues, I see as much opportunity there as I do drawbacks.  One clear advantage to this kind of publicity is the public realizing that the common practice of copyi…
  • JoyceKetterer said: I've seen the articles about avoiding licensing costs.  I think it's clear we as an industry are accumulating bad PR.  Ug I would argue that it's good PR. These articles and cases help get the word out that it's ill…
  • Jens Kutilek said: For webfonts, families are formed at the CSS Level in the font-face rules. It doesn’t matter how the internal font names are set up. Since it's a bit unusual, I'm unsure how having a large family containing multiple fo…
  • Dave Crossland said: ...separate families is not only easier to sell and market, but required for web fonts usage. Well, that pretty much clinches it. Thank you, Dave. This makes me feel a bit silly since my day job involves designing and …
  • Thanks for the feedback. This is exactly what I was asking about. John Hudson, yes, I'm mostly talking about how best to package this large family in order to market it. Although, I'm constantly surprising myself with what I don't know regarding…
  • I'd probably make the bottom right corner of the C round instead of square. A square corner makes it look a bit like a G waiting to happen. Come to think of it, I might do the same with the E too. If you do stick with the square corners on those two…
  • It depends on the typeface, but I've had good luck creating lights and x-bolds, then interpolating a regular from them, which I'll tweak as needed before interpolating other in-between weights. Hairlines and ultras/blacks often require too many desi…
  • The first font I ever designed — a Type 1 font released as shareware back in 1991 — began showing up with Dieter Steffmann's name on it a few years later. As far as I could tell, he didn't even bother to make any changes to the glyph outlines or ker…
  • Sorry, Andreas, but I reserve the right to respond politely in whatever way I choose.