Wednesday 30 September 2009


Alright, this is like an analogy of 紅星大獎, the top 100 typefaces of all times. The Periodic Table is pretty awesome.

Saturday 26 September 2009

Coming Ahead

I opened my font files today to get a feel of what's in store for me and of course to refresh my memory. It's been months, in fact to be exact, since 6th April 2009 when I left the italics where everything were still very raw. The lowercase are pretty much all that I have at the moment.

And just to illustrate a rough idea of the required work scope, this table is a basic character set that I would have to fill up for each weight. There will be 5 weights eventually.

Friday 25 September 2009

A Week Of Faces

I have finished the 5 weights of Rue and now the ball is over at my publisher's court. I decided to get out of the house (for some social life) before moving on the the italics next week.

Thanks to CY. I manage to catch a nice (and free!) show at the National Museum of Singapore. 'A Story Of The Image: Old and New Masters From Antwerp'. I am definitely more drawn towards old stuff than new ones. The old prints are magnificent. There is something eccentric about old handwriting which is always full of inconceivable surprises only if one has the patience to pore through them.

Over at Chinatown, I saw these signage at a pomelo stall. How stunning! :) The Ah Pek running stall, also the calligrapher claims he is illiterate :O

I was killing some time at the URA and there was an exhibition on Singapore's Urban Planning. Guess who I saw? META! Oh, to be precise, it's FF META.


But somehow the union does not look too gleeful.

Last but not least, as I was updating my CV, I realized I ought to share my 'Made In Czech Republic' certificate that is typeset with a gutsy Czech font, Serapion from Storm Type Foundry.

Thursday 17 September 2009

Thin vs. Light

Is 'Thin' really distinguishable from 'Light'? Well, apparently in typographic terms, they ARE different. It seems 'Thin' is lighter than 'Light'. Geez... how disconcerting and inadequate can these naming conventions get?! Rue is quite officially decided in 5 weights of Thin, Light, Regular, Semibold and Bold.

Tuesday 15 September 2009

Luc Devroye

I happened to come across this 'quiet-looking' webpage that seemed quite suspiciously forgotten. Alas! I was so wrong. It came to my realization that this is not a sleeping link after I read through The Czech Font Scene which was incredibly updated. Actually, there is even a section on Singapore... An amazing body of information by Luc Devroye. More on Luc Devroye. Winnie Tan's page by Luc Devroye.

Monday 14 September 2009

A New Beginning (of daylight robbery)

I have been fumbling with WordPress for a while and I was very disappointed that I have to PAY(?!) in order to modify the CSS. I find this very unacceptable. So I have decided to return to Blogger for the new beginning. Hopefully this will be a more lasting affair than the previous one. Farewell WordPress!