Hi all, I'm writing a couple of articles about my experience this week and I wonder if anyone else has a similar story. To be clear (for those who don't know me) the tone will be light and aimed at non-type people. I'm not looking to sue anyone here but I'd like to use the opportunity to talk about our industry and hopefully get some publicity. The Minari movie that has been doing so well (6 Oscar nominations) is out in Spain now and the posters are all over Barcelona where I live. They've used a font that I designed when I was a graphic design student. Don't tell Erik Spiekermann (joke, he knows) but it's a bad font. From Dafont and all. I had a note on it saying it was free for personal use only but nobody contacted me and I first learned about it when I saw it on a poster. My big break. Hollywood. Mad. I'm delighted. But how to claim credit while also saying that 'ahem. I am also a serious type designer'. Please share your stories if you have any and I would appreciate any support I can get on twitter @domostanley
Since Behance is not quite the platform for this kind of things, this would be better off in your article! Let me know if you'll need anything.
The ones I find personally aggravating are those where my fonts are clearly in evidence, but I'm not allowed to talk about it ಠ益ಠ.
Is the name of your font an anagram of Horta, the famous Belgian architect and designer Victor Horta, one of the founders of the Art Nouveau movement ?
I'm a fan of those Art Nouveau fonts. I digitized and worked on several of them, created one of my own and still work on one.
I wanted to name the one I designed "Horta" but the name was already used. Didn't think of an anagram! So I named it Valentino. And, like you published it on daFont.
Big problem to choose a name reflecting the nature of the font.
I appreciate your article.