Dear friends of lettering and typedesign,
After 20 years of commercial logotype «production», I’m planning to establish a new typefoundry next year, spezialised in «Scriptfonts» Before I started as a freelancer in Paris, I spent already a few years at URW/Hamburg in the division of typeproduction, but I have no real education as a typedesigner.
The last years I began with scetches, realising a «Hamburgefonstiv» or «quick brown foxes» in some styles of the logotypes I made for my clients. Over the time a great appetite developed and I’m now decided to continue and to specialize in type design in the future.
All these years I had not really contact with typedesigners and no insight into the typedesign scene.
I feel insecure because I’ve no idea what happened in the production, commercialisation and selling of fonts the last years...
In the past I feel secure to identify and to evaluate quality and selling possibilities of fonts, but today all seems possible ...
I will design fonts with a «calligraphic, hand-lettered, handwritten touch».
Fonts with a «human, vibrant and personal» character...
Do you have personal experience with your own scriptfonts ?
Will there be possibilities to create customfonts ?
I want to ask your evaluation (if possible) of my future plans to specialize in Scriptfonts.
What do you think about???
Many thanks for your comments in advance.
I think saying "script fonts" or "script typefaces" would be clearer.