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Thomas Phinney

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  • Re: Merchant of Alphabets

    I wouldn't want to bet on them having renewed it. “A 1961 Copyright Office study found that fewer than 15% of all registered copyrights were renewed. For books, the figure was even lower: 7%.”—http://copyright.cornell.edu/resources/publicdomain.cfm#Footnote_8

    For an obscure backlist book they let go out of print for good... if I had to bet one way or the other, I'd bet on non-renewal.
  • Re: Merchant of Alphabets

    Orcutt died June 11, 1965. Was he the copyright holder? Was it published in NYC (and hence in the USA)?

    If it was first published in the USA, and the copyright was never renewed, it is in the public domain.

    If it was first published in the USA, and the copyright was renewed, it is currently set to expire in 2040—if US copyrights are not extended before that time.
  • Re: How do I use kreska accents?

    @Vasil Stanev: Times New Roman is bundled with Mac and Windows operating systems, so very few people need to license it.

    @Martin Silvertant: Many otherwise very competent type designers do not routinely include different versions of their acute accents for Polish. Pretty much all Adobe fonts released or revised in the past 15+ years, which have CE support, also have this feature. 

  • Re: Why is Franklin Gothic Wide so bad?

    I can't say I'm a huge fan, but it's not as awful as I would have expected from your description.  ;)
  • Re: "Dawson Grotesque" Please critique

    Hey, no problem. I remember when I was just getting going in type, I was always amazed at how generous various people were with time and feedback. Just pass it on, ten years from now when you’re a famous type designer.  :)

    I think it would help if you decided what you were going for. Is it grotesque? Neo-grotesque? Humanist? Have a clear vision of what the overall "feel" is supposed to be that you can express in a sentence. Or even just decide what the one or two letters are that you think are most important and most perfect as is, that define the look and feel of the font—and then adjust others to fit that vision.