Make Your Own Font

2007.12.15 23:23

Make Your Own Font

Typography is like Classical Music — beautiful, intricate, and constantly reinventing itself. If you’re in the mood to do some inventing of your own, check out the 2-part article on the blog I Love Typography about how to go about making a font.

I’ve never attempted to make my own face; in part because it seems incredibly daunting, but also because my design education was fairly dyslexic. In other words, I’m learning the fine points of typography as a practitioner, rather than as a student.

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One more reason Typography is like Classical Music — It’s very easy to sound like a pompous ass when talking about it. Sometimes a font is just a font.

  • http://ilovetypography.com johno

    “Typography is like Classical Music.”
    Very nice; though I do hope that I don’t sound like a “pompous ass” ;)

  • http://ilovetypography.com johno

    “Typography is like Classical Music.”
    Very nice; though I do hope that I don’t sound like a “pompous ass” ;)

  • http://www.perezfox.com Prescott

    There are design geeks, and there are design snobs. Just be mindful of the line! I remember a few years ago reading a special issue of Creative Review about type design and I was really put off by how this subset of a subset of the industry really can take itself too seriously.

    It’s like in music when they talk about the notes that aren’t being played. Um, ok.

  • http://www.perezfox.com Prescott

    There are design geeks, and there are design snobs. Just be mindful of the line! I remember a few years ago reading a special issue of Creative Review about type design and I was really put off by how this subset of a subset of the industry really can take itself too seriously.

    It’s like in music when they talk about the notes that aren’t being played. Um, ok.

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