Martin Majoor and I had a great day today working on Questa. We’re still in the middle of determining and testing lowercase italic shapes for the text version. Questa will come in three variations: text, display and sans (each in regular, italic, bold and bold italic).
See also > theQuestaProject.com
Fertigo —one of my most popular free fonts— now has a new italic.
You can find it here.
You are invited to inspire others and showcase your work using exljbris Fonts. Thanks Anthony Bellemare for initiating this!
Photo: Hugo Roussel (Studio Punkat)
I always wanted to draw a fairly simple squarish didone like font. It’s called Questa and is still in progress. I will finish Calluna first btw 🙂
Museo Sans is featured in the October edition of the MyFonts Rising Stars newsletter. Thanks to all who made this possible!
I’ve started working on the italics of Calluna. These are just first impressions … so everything is subject to change at the moment and of course spacing is very very rough.
+++ update :: August 17th +++
Interpolated Nudge by Christian Robertson
A few months ago I discovered this utterly useful free python script that shifts control points proportionally with it’s anchor points. I can’t think of editing contours without it anymore. You can find the Interpolated Nudge script *here*.
(image courtesy of BetaType/Christian Robertson)
“The idea is pretty simple. Wouldn’t it be nice to move a node while keeping the tension in the curve? When tweeking, bolding and making fonts wider, I prefer to use the keyboard to ‘nudge’ the points around. It makes it easy to keep track of measurements, to make sure that the new stroke weight/character widths are consistent.” – Christian Robertson
Because of hitting the #1 spot on the MyFonts Starlets list (just like Museo) Anivers is featured in the July newsletter of MyFonts.
Well what’s new?
Fertigo has undergone a major update and is now called Fertigo Pro.
Important changes are:
+ Extended language support (more than 150 glyphs added)*
+ Improved glyph shapes
+ Ten ornaments/dingbats added
+ improved metrics and kerning
*Languages now (fully) supported:
Latin / Central European / Croatian / Romanian / Icelandic / Turkish / Esperanto
After reading Tal Leming’s fraction fever I decided to give this a go. I’ve long wanted to script a decent fraction feature, but couldn’t get it right. This is working perfectly (for now … I’ve only tested it in Indesign CS2 on Tiger). Click on the images to see it animated.
Still in progress … but Museo Sans will end up with nominators, denominators, superiors, inferiors, oldstyle figures (proportional & tabular) and lining figures (proportional & tabular).