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  • 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. …
  • I just received the color version of the book, and what an impressive book it is--almost 450 pages of material! A quick look through is making me very excited to read (and learn from) all of it. Thanks, again, @LeMo aka PatternMan aka Frank E Blokla…
  • LeMo aka PatternMan aka Frank E Blokland said: I have to honestly admit here that I receive a whopping €1.63 from Lulu per sold copy.    What?! Even from the colored version? That's almost criminal! How can the pay a royalty rate of only 2%? …
  • Just ordered the color version of the book. Can't wait to read it!
  • @Adam Twardoch, how about you? Any comments to my questions?
  • LeMo aka PatternMan aka Frank E Blokland said: The last time the Dutch Type Library worked for third parties was roughly 15 years ago. Back then we mostly made quotes on a take it or leave it basis. Thanks for your feedback! What wa…
  • @Dave Crossland, you've commissioned a bunch of fonts. What advice would you give from that perspective?
  • Thierry Blancpain said: These should be useful videos to watch for you: Thank you so much, @Thierry Blancpain, for sharing these! I really learned a lot about how to value my own work and to be tactful when discussing finances with a c…
  • Thanks for chiming in, @John Hudson! I usually plan my time on a per-glyph basis as well, but this gave me some great ideas for better itemizing my quotes. Much appreciated!
  • Christian Thalmann said: In the case of the Cormorant family, the «negotiations» basically came down to Dave Crossland making an offer and me going «OMG how much...?!». Thanks for responding, Christian. If only all "negotiations" were…
  • Thanks, @Hrant H. Papazian and @James Todd, for the great advice. Screenshots are a great idea.
  • That's exactly what I've been doing. Glad we're on the same page.
  • Thanks, Dyana! I appreciate you sharing your experiences and advice on scope-creep. This reminded me of another question I had, which relates closely to this topic: How do you define "the project is finished"? Do you allow for a certain number of re…
  • Thanks for sharing those! I'll watch them today as soon as I can.
  • Thank you both for sharing your experiences and advice. It's precisely what I was looking for. I think we can all learn and benefit from sharing these experiences with each other. Anyone else? @Thomas Phinney? @LeMo aka PatternMan aka Frank E Blokl…
  • That's a great exercise, @Alex Kaczun! A really helpful example to consider when considering how important things like this are for optically sized designs. I'm curious what everyone would say is the most optically-correct circle (1-10 from the left…
  • I guess what you're getting at is that there should distinctly be two main items that are agreed upon: 1) the initial work required to make the font (and how much it'll cost) and 2) what the client is or isn't allowed to do with it in the end (and h…
  • Thanks, @JoyceKetterer, for your response! I'm pretty sure I understand what you are saying, but I'm wondering if you could give me a made-up (or real) example to illustrate your first sentence?
  • Ori Ben-Dor said: But on screen, if you zoom in and inspect it closely (at the spots indicated by the red circles, for example), you do see the problem, right? Yep. I just wanted you to know that in print you'd probably not notice anythi…
  • I think it looks fine. If you look at it long enough, then the eyes begin to distinguish the difference in height, but as a quick read-through (like most headers are), the difference is so small that the eye won't notice it. You could always try mov…
  • I printed it out and inspected every intersection of each pattern. I couldn't see anything out of place with any of them. Could be that the offsets are so small that the ink covers it up, but it looks good to me on paper (at 600 dpi).
  • Now, this is a class I wish I could attend. This is right up my alley of interest.
  • I use Woocommerce for my e-shop. It has lots of plugins, many free, some paid. It also has the benefit of supporting as many product variation types as you want, both digital and physical products.
  • So, what is the consensus, then? A single (upright) glyph in both upright and italic? Or two glyphs matching the upright and italic styles? And what other characters does this concept apply to? I've often wondered this...
  • I've got it! Maybe we should just use the word "TypeDrawer"!