Bouncing off this post of mine
, I am wondering if an opt-in directory of Type Directors members (and guests) foundries (not personal details). would be of interest to this group? My thinking is a maybe start small, just a google form where members can enter details, then a locked google sheet with the results made public. I am not a web developer, but if anyone is and wanted to help then something more advanced could be made (unless Vanilla already has capability for something like this?).
Goal: A simple database of foundries represented here including their:
- microsites for releases (if relevant)
- social media handles
- geographic location
- places to license their typefaces
Obviously other fields could be added, I guess it depends on what people are wanting to share and find.
I don't think a listing of individual members would be helpful at this time, but obviously if people wanted it and wanted to be on it then it's possible too.
The 'problem' I'm wanting to solve, as I think about it more, is a way to gather, and then filter info on our industry, quite similar to how BoardGameGeek does for board games. But fonts are not games and it's likely the usefulness of such a directory is minimal.