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by Dave Crosby
Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Johnston Sans: The Tube typeface that changed everything
Replies: 2
Views: 4398

Re: Johnston Sans: The Tube typeface that changed everything

The first 4 times I tried the link I got error messages. Idiotically I tried a fifth time - and it worked! Some of the article is below. http://ichef-1.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/CE48/production/_88980825_edwardjohnston,designforanalphabet,1916-v-ae471936.victoriaandalbertmuseum,london-ed..jpg ht...
by Dave Crosby
Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:00 am
Forum: MainType - Tutorials and Solutions
Topic: Capacity Report
Replies: 5
Views: 5175

Re: Capacity Report

I lost my computer last year and just recently got around to re-loading Main Type on my new one. I wanted to hand cut a stencil for my mail box. The " Tag Search " Works GREAT! Using MainType I was able to quickly isolate 55 stencil fonts from my 142,000 (otherwise impossible to look at), typed my n...
by Dave Crosby
Wed Jul 13, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Tutorials and Solutions
Topic: Perfect Circle Made Out Of Quadratic Bezier Curves
Replies: 2
Views: 5330

Re: Perfect Circle Made Out Of Quadratic Bezier Curves

So much simpler and direct than my meanderings of long ago. Thanks Erwin!
by Dave Crosby
Wed Feb 10, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Dick Pape Update
Replies: 12
Views: 7652

Re: Dick Pape Update

Hi Dave -- Just takes a lot longer nowadays ... Inhale, exhale, inhale, cough, cough. See it's still working, a little. Dick “Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, the last of life, for which the first was made. Our times are in his hand who saith, 'A whole I planned, youth shows but half;...
by Dave Crosby
Wed Feb 10, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Dick Pape Update
Replies: 12
Views: 7652

Re: Dick Pape Update

Dick Pape wrote:Hello Jonathan.

Thanks for the note. I am glad you were able to use the fonts. Any profits should go to Font Creator, the platform which makes the whole thing possible!

Dick Pape
Ditto!
Amazing we are both still kicking!

Dave
by Dave Crosby
Thu Aug 14, 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Fonts on Pinterest
Replies: 0
Views: 7147

Fonts on Pinterest

Another place to share interests and ideas:

http://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=fonts
by Dave Crosby
Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:45 pm
Forum: Identify a Font
Topic: Rare Rocks Font Name?
Replies: 1
Views: 1565

Rare Rocks Font Name?

Can anyone Identify the font at the top?
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by Dave Crosby
Sat May 11, 2013 1:05 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Font Design Ideas - Graphology Handwriting Analysis
Replies: 0
Views: 2846

Font Design Ideas - Graphology Handwriting Analysis

As with everyone else, my handwriting changes as I get excited, sick, happy, sad . . . What was John Hancock thinking when he wrote his name so boldly long ago? Do people who think highly of themselves tend to write in huge swoops while lesser mortals crimp in small script? AnalysisM.jpg Mind/hand i...
by Dave Crosby
Tue May 07, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Drag & Drop Samples
Replies: 10
Views: 4344

Re: Drag & Drop Samples

Possibly. I've never tried that method. Changing samples works fast and allows a visual of what you will get on the fly.
by Dave Crosby
Tue May 07, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Drag & Drop Samples
Replies: 10
Views: 4344

Re: Drag & Drop Samples

I almost never use the samples toolbar, and I wonder how you use it to build fonts. Many free fonts consist only of upper case letters. You have lots of choices to complete it. 1. Make it the sample and drag them into a new font with Include Outlines and the job is nearly done. 2. Make some other f...
by Dave Crosby
Tue May 07, 2013 12:45 am
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Drag & Drop Samples
Replies: 10
Views: 4344

Re: Drag & Drop Samples

You might find these articles helpful:

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viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1409
by Dave Crosby
Fri May 03, 2013 12:11 pm
Forum: MainType - Tutorials and Solutions
Topic: Capacity Report
Replies: 5
Views: 5175

Capacity Report

From release date until now I have been using MainType 5.1 with around 25,000 of my favorite fonts and all has worked well. Dare I really test it's capacity? Last week I dared. I turned it loose on one of my collection folders with 175,000 fonts, some dups. It ran for 9 hours! MainType5.1-1.JPG I no...
by Dave Crosby
Fri May 03, 2013 11:32 am
Forum: Identify a Font
Topic: Help with a script font.
Replies: 8
Views: 4080

Re: Help with a script font.

Dick Pape wrote:Thanks. I get paid by the number of posts. I get demerits if more than 1 reply is needed per post.
I hadn't realized Erwin was such a strict task master!
by Dave Crosby
Sat Apr 27, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Tutorials and Solutions
Topic: Introduction to FontCreator V7-10
Replies: 1
Views: 4357

Introduction to FontCreator V7-10

Modern fonts have to serve three masters, the printed page, the computer screen, and the world wide web. For the new version (10), I advise watching this video: https://vimeo.com/172231158 There is a LOT of information there so I advise stopping it and thinking, perhaps experimenting as you follow a...