Monday 21 June 2010

The Paranoia of Working Alone...

“It is a calamity, to say nothing of the time wasted, to labour over details in a poorly conceived design.”
- Sallie Tannahill, B. P’s and Q’s; A Book on the Art of Letter Arrangement.

"The reason is, when there is a hard problem, one has to work a long time and has to be persistent. In order to be persistent, you have got to be convinced that it's worthwhile working so hard, that you're going to get somewhere. And that takes a certain kind of fooling yourself."
-Richard Feynman, Feynman's Rainbow by Leonard Mlodinov

Tuesday 15 June 2010

The 'Simple' Font 2

Inspired by GYT, I used up the rest of the day doing more typesetting.

The 'Simple' Font

I have finally settled on a name for the 'S' font: 'Simple'. Else, nothing is really carved in stones except some typesetting for review purposes. I will definitely need to add more glyphs to the set though...

Rue on Veer

Guess what! I found Rue on Veer complied by Cabinet Type. It's a very delightful find because I absolutely love the way it has been typeset and its association with food. Yes, I can see Rue as a food/packaging type :)

Friday 4 June 2010

The 'S' Font - Part 2

It began with the usual latin alphabets... followed by a series of icons and soon it was an avalanche of chinese characters! But why not? Yes, daunting but why not? Been a month and with 550 glyphs to-date. Scheduled to debut as a calendar font in 2011. Still no name in mind, so 'S' font it will stay till then.

Such a turn of events. This will be my first bilingual font.

On a side-note, I found an image of a hundred 福 character somewhere on the internet but lost track of the source. Fascinating image! 百福圖.