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Dave Crossland


Dave Crossland
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  • Re: Public domain pros and cons

    Adam kindly you are the one who is deeply mistaken. For a start, copyright licenses are not contracts. But the important point is that you didn't read what I wrote. I am not talking about a single rights holder. I am talking about 2 rights holders whose work is intermingled.

    You say "because they're not the licensees," oblivious to the fact that they are both licensors to each other and therefore ALSO licensees to each other. And thus bound to only distribute under ofl and no other licensing.

    So all your cute named gx fonts that now have the original author and you as two copyright holders can't be distributed by the original authors under anything other than the OFL. 

    I of course welcome your next Jack Reacher impression, but I will continue to Sherlock Holmes ya

    Katy, document looks good

    Christian, yes
  • Re: How big is the type design industry?

    Given the launch events/activity, it seems to me when multinational companies like Canonical or Nokia or Sony pay MT or DaMa or whoever to make big multi script families, it's the biggest ticket deals around. 
  • Re: Graphology

    If we ask various people to do an experiment where they express their emotional reactions to some stories with colors, similar emotions may have similar colors for some people and different colors for others; and the color choices can't be extrapolated into wider claims about each person's personality. 

    Colors have some kind of emotional resonance with us, and internet advertising with multivariate split testing, what Claude Hopkins called "scientific advertising", has shown that eg construction company web ads do better when they have a dominant yellow color. 

    Handwriting seems to me to be similar, and while the personality bits of graphology are a cold reading prop, like tarot cards or star signs or palm/skull dimensions or whatever, the classification systems that name elements of handwriting seems to be emenintly useful for type designers like Miles seeking to make better fonts that convince readers of natural handwriting 
  • WIRED: The Weird Words and Phrases Designers Use to Test Their Fonts

    "FOR DESIGNERS OF type, creating the characters is only part of the job. Much of the hidden engineering and heavy lifting comes in fine tuning how letters, ligatures, digits, and punctuation work together in combination—and kerning the whitespace between them. Many type designers have favorite words and phrases which they use to assess and stress-test some of the more unusual letter sequences. Below, some leading type designers describe their favorite test words, which we’ve set in one of their fonts."

  • What is the most interesting font ever made? On quora