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My first attempt at creating a font.

Discussion in 'Fonts and Typography' started by Former member, Apr 14, 2007.

  1. Former member

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    So I've been wanting to try my hand at creating a font... Never done it before. I finally found some inspiration to proceed. I was pouring through some old records and found a typeface that I really liked, and wanted to make my first Font from.

    Dont laugh... the album is Sergio Mendes and Brasil 66,.... inspiration can come from strange places.

    So... There was a very limited set of characters to work from but enough for me to base my project on. I created all of the type in Illustrator using a grid system and shape tools.

    I know this is somewhat a derivative work, as you can see in the attached files, however I couldnt find a font exactly like this anywhere on the net, the closest I found was quadrata from LHF.

    Now I need some professional help.... Does anybody here know how to take these vectored shapes and create a true type file?
    And Oh yeah, what do you think?
     

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  2. 2NinerNiner2

    2NinerNiner2 Very Active Member

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    I have the cassette! :) ...typeface looks good too :)

    Cheers!
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  3. Replicator

    Replicator Major Contributor

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    Font Creator is a pretty good program !
     
  4. mladams7259

    mladams7259 Very Active Member

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    Nice work Blade. I cant help you on the program though.
     
  5. Rick

    Rick Certified Enneadecagon Designer

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    Kinda looks like House Gothic too, That typeface looks like something Photo-Lettering Inc would have done back in the day....(the Library is currently being digitized) cool typeface....

    http://www.photolettering.com/
     
  6. Mason

    Mason Very Active Member

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    Blade Ilike it, when will it be available?
     
  7. geb

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  8. neato

    neato Very Active Member

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    I like it too! Let me know when you have it ready.

    Also, I read somewhere that Corel Draw is capable of making fonts. Is that true?
     
  9. geb

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  10. Craig Sjoquist

    Craig Sjoquist Major Contributor

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    uses that font or simular on window splash it's easy to layout, roll, outline
    thank you n enjoy life
     
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