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AbrahamLee

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  • Is there ever a consideration for when users/companies are likely to have more expendable funds? For example, before the end of year holidays (Black Friday?) or maybe in the first quarter when bumps in salaries + bonuses happen?
  • I haven't seen any problems either, both on computer or my phone.
  • Hrant H. Papazian said: Weights need to work in pairs, more than looking pretty in a waterfall. Agreed, but are you saying that there's a pair that doesn't work together. If you look at the Light-SemiBold, Regular-Bold, SemiBold-ExtraBol…
  • Much, much better. Nice work!
  • I think it looks very nice, but I'm not sure it's heavy enough to be called ExtraBold, at least compared to the original weight. Feels more like just Bold to me.
  • My thoughts exactly, but I can also see that it might not be the best approach for every design.
  • I could have sworn I looked through every Glyphs tutorial on "multiple master", but I somehow missed the one that obviously discusses interpolation using the linear, Luc(as) and Pablo methods. Thanks for pointing me to its existence! Very insightful…
  • @Kent Lew: Nearly all (or all) programming languages have routines for random number generation, which means that it should be fairly painless because all you need to do is use them, not create them. I can't imagine that would be a limitation for no…
  • Khaled Hosny said: Support in font editors does not require anything special as it is just a multiple alternates feature. Support in applications is a different story and AFAIK no mainstream application of OpenType layout engine supports it. …
  • Thanks @Erwin Denissen for the info. Looks like FontForge also supports it. That's so cool!
  • Christian Thalmann said: ... you'll have to ask the Schriftlabor people... I designed the Medium and the Thin masters, whereas the Black master and the instantiation were done by my collaborators. I believe the instances were redefined only wee…
  • Congrats, @Christian Thalmann! A release is always an exciting step. The family looks really nice. Since Traction has 9 weights, I took the liberty of measuring the stem-thickness of the cap-/i from each one and compared it to some discussions in t…
  • Andreas Stötzner said: this fashion is usual for depicting measure numbers. I think you mean time signatures.
  • Emilios Theofanous said: @AbrahamLee it’s called /tonos, not /acute and even though a generally rare case, it can also be vertical, depending on the design. The position looks off on the lowercase since it’s not fixed for all the letters. …
  • I like the overall weight and it feels very consistent across all the glyphs, but there are a couple of things I find a bit distracting: 1. Some glyphs feel too wide: /Theta, /Omicron, /Phi, /Omega, /alpha, and /mu in particular 2. Diacritics: why…
  • Excellent insights, @Ray Larabie & @Mark Simonson! Thank you for being willing to share honest observations and experiences. Would anyone say that commissioned fonts a regular thing for you? I know they don't happen every day, but in the grand …
  • What motivated you to create Lindau the way you did, Andreas? You can definitely see hints of Jenson and Centaur in it, but it maintains its own personality. By the way, your other typeface Andron is really lovely.
  • Congrats, @Andreas Stötzner! That's very exciting!
  • Very cool, @Kent Lew! Thanks for sharing that experience with TIME! Sounds like it was very memorable for you. Sorry it's not something you can do full-time. What do you do for everyday work? By the way, I'm continually amazed at the all the places…
  • Hrant H. Papazian said: Not being full-time has a lot going for it. Care to elaborate? Mark Simonson said: Persistence and constant striving to improve my skills. Being obsessive helps. Don't underestimate the luck factor, but …
  • Mark Simonson said: First, just to clarify the terminology: A typographer is someone who specializes in working with type, not someone who designs typefaces. It used to be an actual job position in publishing houses and advertising agencies. No…
  • Nick Shinn said: First, get a hit typeface. Brilliant! Makes total sense By the way, I realize questions like my original are a different way of saying something like, "Hi! I want to be your competitor! Any advice for my success?" I'm…
  • Stephen Coles said: typographer or type designer? Yes  
  • Thanks, @Craig Eliason. I feared someone would say the last thing you did, but perhaps it's more of a perception than a reality. That's what I'm hoping, but we'll see what other veterans of the industry have to say about it. If you aren't a full-ti…
  • Or another way of looking at it: The red dashed line (where the apex is relative to the body of the glyph) is closer to the middle in the Heavy weight, but gradually moves to the right side as the strokes get thinner. Maybe try to keep them all mor…
  • Arne Freytag said: Christian: Sorry, but I don't understand what you mean with the /a ? I can't speak for Christian, but I think what he's seeing is this: where that feeling of angularity gets more apparent as the strokes get thinner.
  • Jack Jennings said: Especially given that I don't think TD is frequented by the designers, anything posted here is just going to amount to a glorified sub-tweet. Especially because the initial post was made without offering any take in itself, …
  • Christian Thalmann said: Huh, that's probably my favorite part of this sample. Full of bouncy energy. I didn't say it was *bad* or *unacceptable*, just that it seems out of place, compared to the general design, but I guess it's just my ta…
  • Should the right-side of the middle stem of the /m be curved or straight? I find it's current curviness a little distracting and would have expected it to be more straight on both sides like the left stem.
  • Jack Jennings said: It's another typeface of many released by Google. I don't think that it is the purpose of this forum to critique specific typefaces (of which there are many released every day) without being requested by the designer. …