Quite easily my new hero.
Don’t be discouraged by the overnight success of peers. This can lead to impatience and bad-decision making. I’ve seen a few designers flame out as they try to keep up with self-promoters with large web-based followings. Hard work is definitely the only way to succeed, but balance is also important. I turn to cycling on the roads and trails of Colorado. I also play trumpet in two ensembles and carve letters into stone. The creative energy has to come from somewhere, and if it’s constantly depleted, it’s not going to recharge.— Steve Matteson, Typographer
Typography Sketchbooks, A Look Inside the Personal Sketchbooks of Typeface Designers
(Laughing Squid)—Typography Sketchbooks is a book that shows the artistic images from the personal sketchbook pages of “nearly 120 of the world’s leading typographers and graphic designers”. Authored by Steven Heller and Lita Talarico, >Typography Sketchbooks features the work of typeface designers like Ryan Heshka, Pierre di Sciullo, Ivan Chermayeff and many more.
(via Laughing Squid)
So I decided to install the .pfb files and convert them to .ttf/.otf later if need be.
Hello, Antenna. It’s nice to meet you.
This is the ad that got me to really consider getting a copy of that typeface, before I even knew what it’s called. I have been seeing it in the past years in Ford’s print ads but it was only when I saw this billboard along C5 that I was convinced that I like it.
It was a pretty tough process of finding out its name, no Google search would lead you to it—at least none in my attempts. I had to resort to using Chrome’s Developer Tools on Ford’s Social site to have access to the .ttf and I realized that that’s what I should have done in the first place.
So now that I know the name of the typeface, the challenge is to find a place to download it for free. Sure, Google would quickly turn up results for downloading it but they all come at a price and I’ve never been one to pay for typefaces—at least not yet. I tried looking for torrents because that’s where I have got most of my premium commercial fonts so far but Antenna doesn’t seem to be a famous choice for sharing. Until I got an XML Website Template on top of my torrent search and, what do you know, the entire Font Family was there! The only thing is that they’re all in .afm, .inf, .pfb and .pfm formats.
So, as of this writing, I’m still trying to find out if I can convert those files to either .ttf or .otf for a more general use. I mean, sure I can install the .pfm files, but I just want to be sure.
All this for one typeface. Font fascist?
I need this typeface but I don’t have money!!! :(
It’s just weird that both Starbucks & CBTL uses it.
Did I mention I’m currently obsessed with user interface design?
Droid Sans is replaced by Roboto in Adroid 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Periodic Table of Typefaces (Poster)
Plastic surgery for your walls.
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