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Fonts applied to projects and publications.

Post by William » Sat Sep 24, 2005 10:46 pm

I have been applying two of my fonts in support of a project which is not connected to font-making.

I am thinking that a thread which is a showcase of fonts which people have made being applied to projects and publications not connected to font-making might be a nice idea.

Here is a link to the index page for the project where I have applied two of my own fonts in such a project. I have used the two fonts in a graphic on the web page and also in two posters.

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/tor00000.htm

It is quite a feeling of satisfaction to use two of my own fonts to support a project about something other than font-making or graphic art. I could have used fonts supplied with the desktop publishing package and got good results, but it is not the same feeling as when using fonts which I have designed myself!

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Re: Fonts applied to projects and publications.

Post by William » Wed Sep 28, 2005 6:56 pm

William wrote:I have used the two fonts in a graphic on the web page and also in two posters.
On Monday I added two more posters. They are the same design but are A2 and A3 in size, the originals being A0 and A4 in size.

I have just uploaded another A0 poster to the web. I made it just under a year ago.

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/A0test.PDF

It is not part of the telesoftware on radio project. It is more linked to the Using graphics and fonts collection, a collection of pdf documents which use a variety of fonts, some my own fonts and some fonts supplied by Serif, either with PagePlus 9 or with one of their other packages.

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/u ... dfonts.htm

The A0test.PDF poster was really just a test of producing a large, A0 size, poster, yet now that it is an older item, perhaps what was a test is now a piece of collectable art.

When I produced the A0 poster for the telesoftware on radio project last Saturday I used a copy of the .ppp file (the source format used by the Serif PagePlus 9.04 desktop publishing program, Serif PagePlus 9.04 having been used for all the posters) of the A0test.PDF poster as the starting point.

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Post by William » Mon Oct 03, 2005 6:52 pm

Some time ago, in March 2004, I carried out a learning experiment in using the Serif ImpactPlus program. ImpactPlus allows one to produce three-dimensional models within the program and then to output two-dimensional images of views of the model.

I decided to model a steam locomotive. The model is only a general artist's impression style model of a steam locomotive, not a detailed engineering model. However, I did learn a lot about using ImpactPlus from the experience and enjoyed the process.

In the course of producing the model I used one of my own fonts for producing the nameplate for the model.

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/loco0100.htm

The document is available linked from the following web page.

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/library.htm

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Post by William » Thu Nov 03, 2005 12:12 am

Here are links to four A3-size posters which I produced.

The first two use a font, Worcester SF, supplied by the manufacturer of the desktop publishing package which I use. (PagePlus 9.04 from Serif)

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/soft0013.PDF

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/info0013.PDF

The others are versions using my own fonts.

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/soft0023.PDF

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/info0033.PDF

These posters and various other documents are linked from the following web page.

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/library.htm

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Post by William » Thu Nov 03, 2005 12:24 am

Readers might like to know that the idea for the above posters was inspired by the famous "This is a printing office" text. I found the following references to it on the web, having remembered that it existed from seeing it many years ago.

http://libweb2.princeton.edu/rbsc2/ga/u ... ffice.html

http://www.nenne.com/typography/bw3.html

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Not using fonts in Documents

Post by pwillard » Tue Nov 08, 2005 5:05 pm

Fonts as art.

My interest in fonts began when I realized that I needed a way to scale logos and heralds for waterslide decals I was producing for my own use.

When I began working with 3D models, I had the same requirement, however, I could skip the printing to paper step.

While not the best fonts and symbols, they help me come close to achieving my goal of avoiding non-scalable bitmaps on 2D texture images.

As an example, here is the APPLICATION of a font I did for lettering tank cars (font is not available) http://railsimstuff.com/images/amaizo.jpg All of the lettering on the car is done with the single TTF file.

Here is what is in the font itself.

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Post by William » Tue Apr 18, 2006 10:12 am

I have produced a pdf version of my web page about my idea for housing.

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/housing.PDF

The web page is still available.

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/housing.htm

The Design for Manufacture competition now has its own webspace.

http://www.designformanufacture.info/

In my document I use two of my own fonts, one already published and a new one which is in development. The new font has, so far, all 26 lowercase, some of the capitals and a few other items such as ae and oe and thorn, a full stop and a few accented characters.

I have noticed that there are various fonts available which are based on the lettering produced by architects. For example, fonts with the lettering of Frank Lloyd Wright and Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

http://www.p22.com/products/flw.html

http://www.p22.com/products/fllw.html

http://www.p22.com/products/fllwterra.html

http://www.charles-rennie-mackintosh-font.co.uk/

http://www.walshbrothers.co.uk/Update/M ... ndants.htm

http://www.crmackintosh.net/

So, as I like imaginative futuristic architecture I thought that I would try to design and produce my idea of an architectural font for imaginative futuristic architecture.

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Post by William » Wed Apr 19, 2006 8:17 am

Although the Eutopian Architecture font used in the http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/housing.PDF document is not complete I have uploaded it to the web in the hope that it will be of interest and will hopefully become archived in collections of fonts around the world and hopefully be applied in quality applications and will hopefully increase interest in imaginative futuristic architecture.

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/EUTOARCH.TTF

This is version 0.07 and is the font used to produce the housing.PDF document.

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Post by William » Wed Apr 19, 2006 12:26 pm

I have now produced a pdf document, an A3 landscape format poster, showing the Eutopian Architecture font version 0.07 in use and containing a display of all of the characters which are available in the font.

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/20060419.PDF

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Post by William » Mon Apr 24, 2006 1:56 pm

The link to the Eutopian Architecture font now supplies version 0.10 of the font.

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/EUTOARCH.TTF

The font is still incomplete, yet there are some more capital letters, including A, and some more accented characters.

Readers who installed the version 0.07 version of the font may find that trying to display the font from the link will show the 0.07 version.

Readers updating their copy of Eutopian Architecture may perhaps like to rename their copy of the version 0.07 file as EUTOARCH007.TTF and retain it in their font collection rather than delete it.

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Post by William » Thu Apr 27, 2006 10:26 am

I have now produced another A3 landscape format poster in pdf format. This poster shows the Eutopian Architecture font version 0.10 in use and contains a display of some of the characters which are available in the font.

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/20060427.PDF

The pdf producing program which I am using does not allow all of the characters which are in the font to be displayed as embedded characters.

The font also contains the twelve accented characters needed for Esperanto and also a C caron and a c caron.

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Post by William » Thu Jun 08, 2006 6:45 pm

Following the previous posts about architects, architecture and lettering, some readers might like to know of the following.

I happened to notice that P22 is offering another typeface based on lettering by Frank Lloyd Wright.

http://www.p22.com/products/FLLWMidway.html

That page mentions that the font set is based on Frank Lloyd Wright's hand-lettering found on the Chicago Midway Gardens working drawings from 1913.

I looked up Chicago Midway Gardens at http://www.yahoo.com and found lots of information about an architectural work of which I had not known before.

http://www.press.uillinois.edu/s98/kruty.html

www.state.il.us/HPA/Illinois%20History/Feb0428.pdf

The links also led to various other web pages, of which the following are a selection.

http://phoenix.about.com/cs/famous/a/sprites01.htm

http://www.prairiedesigns.com/browse.pl ... ay+Gardens

http://www.prairiedesigns.com/

http://www.kaccents.com/For_Home/Garden/Wright1.htm

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Post by William » Sat Jul 08, 2006 7:20 am

The Eutopian Architecture font now has its own thread.

viewtopic.php?t=1475

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Reusable bags and pop art

Post by William » Thu Feb 01, 2007 2:45 pm

Some readers might like to have a look at the following three pdfs which I produced on the topic of reusable bags. I used several of my own fonts.

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/reusablebags.PDF

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/m ... lebags.PDF

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/r ... nglass.PDF

Something which some readers might find fun to try is as follows.

1. Note, from the File Document Properties... Fonts section of the Adobe Reader of each pdf in turn, the fonts used in each pdf.

2. From the displayed pdf pages and the names of the fonts used to produce them, try to deduce as far as possible and make a guess otherwise as to which font has which name.

3. Check at the http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/fonts.htm page as to which font is which.

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