Types like Braggadocio are why I was only half-kidding with the positive spaces joke. Such types remind me of those formative design lessons in gestalt, where everything is defined in spatial terms. Of course it doesn’t work for most of Laura Worthington’s work, but stroke fits there. We have hundreds of thousands of typefaces to describe, so I think there’s room for plenty of descriptive terms. Like those diagrams of names for parts of types that appear in every typography for beginners book, there can be diagrams of different type styles and terms for their construction.Ray Larabie said:Consider Braggadocio which has very little that anyone could call a stroke.
What makes a cryptocurrency the best option? Plenty of type foundries—H&FJ, OkayType, House, Commercial Type, Typotheque—do fine on their own. Type Network is building a MyFonts replacement with a slowly growing list of foundries. It seems what really matters is quality work, a good reputation, and marketing. None of that requires a cryptocurrency or a blockchain to manage licensing.Jeremy Dooley said:We have a problem with centralization and typefaces. Those databases and servers can and do go down. As far as the business aspect, Monotype anyone? Breaking that monopoly will require a 10x solution, and cryptocurrency is the best option on the horizon.