Headland

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Gary Lonergan
Gary Lonergan Posts: 8
edited March 2013 in Type Releases
Some of you will know me from Typophile where I posted some type designs. Well I have finally completed Headland which is now available for use and download at Google fonts. http://www.google.com/webfonts/specimen/Headland+One
A big big thank you to Eben Sorkin without whom the project would not have been possible.

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  • Gary Lonergan
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    As my intention is to also develop Headland as a text typeface for print I would welcome any feedback and comments regarding things that could be improved or included.
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  • Stephen Coles
    Stephen Coles Posts: 1,000
    edited September 2012
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    This is good! You should indeed develop it further and offer it for proper sale. It is deserves a better venue than Google.
  • James Puckett
    James Puckett Posts: 1,978
    edited September 2012
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    Headland One is useful from very small sizes to headlines.
    What makes this typeface useful at headline sizes? Its contrast is low, its letters are wide, its serifs are chunky, its x-height is gigantic, and its extenders are short. If anything this a face best used at smaller text sizes.
  • Gary Lonergan
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    I'm Gary Lonergan James B. Thanks for the feedback James P yes I there will be much more refinement in the print version.
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  • Jan Schmoeger
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    Well, I always do mine more like /acute, but more upright and smaller, but I do not do serious typefaces. František Štorm did it like this:

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  • In regards to the dcaron, lcaron, tcaron, I used the information here as my starting point. diacritics.typo.cz/index.php?id=5
  • Nick Shinn
    Nick Shinn Posts: 2,152
    edited September 2012
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    I've followed the lead of Peter Biľak in making it non-curly, more like an accent than an apostrophe:
  • Nick Shinn
    Nick Shinn Posts: 2,152
    edited September 2012
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    (Bodoni Egyptian.)
  • Max Phillips
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    I've followed the lead of Peter Biľak in making it non-curly, more like an accent than an apostrophe:
    Early on I decided Peter Biľak was probably the world's foremost authority on the lcaron, and that I shouldn't ever do anything he wouldn't do.
  • Ray Larabie
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    Does that special caron have its own Unicode location? If not, it should.
  • James Puckett
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    Does that special caron have its own Unicode location? If not, it should.
    It should, but it doesn’t. In practice this isn’t too bad because it’s only used for a few letters in one language and so a combining mark is not needed in fonts anyway.