Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Revisions to XRoominghouse, deconstructing ValenteenaContour

I recently made some improvements and corrections to the dingbat typeface XRoomingHouse, available on MyFonts. The old version was not capable of producing the frames in the font poster below.
I have also been working on breaking apart some outlined or inlined typefaces. The result is that by layering the resultant fonts, one can get multi-colored letters. With the old version of ValenteenaContour, the ring and the inside kernel of a letter had to be the same color. Now each of the letters can have three colors, one for the inside, one for the middle ring, and one for the outside ring.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

New from Ingrimayne: CemeteryWalk

CemeteryWalk was designed for a cemetery-walking-tour event. It features upper-case letters (derived from the font Roundup) on tombstones. It has two styles, a regular style with black letters on white stones and a bold style with white letters on black stones. It is caps only, with the lower-case letters having different shapes for the tombstones but the same letters as in the upper case. The regular style can be overplayed on the bold version to create colored letters on colored grave markers.
Now available at fontspring and myfonts.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

FontSpring revivals

IngrimayneType has had a few fonts listed at FontSpring since 2015. Recently I have added most of the rest of the Ingrimayne Collection to the site. Included are several oldies that I had retired. One revival is Bouncer, which may have been the first typeface I designed. I designed a version not in Fontographer but with a freeware or shareware bitmap editor in the late 1980s and then did a PostScript version when I purchased Fontographer.
 IanSegoe was an early attempt at a medieval-looking typeface. Preliminary versions were named Laudens. I think Benescriptine is a more successful medieval-looking typeface but this earlier effort may fit some needs.
 I have put letters on a number of things, including bowling pins, coffee cups, placardsbuttonsChristmas ornaments, teapots, and even railroad cars. Stamper put them on stamps.
Monospaced fonts are an interesting challenge because wide letters and narrow letters fit are given the same space. With the demise of the typewrite, there is little use for them, but they still are fun to design. FeggoliteMono was an attempt to push the limits of what a monospaced typeface could look like. Long ago I did a variation that lessened its weirdness but gave it a slant. For some reason I never did a version without a slant until I added FeggoliteUpright at Fontspring.
These four all have limited uses and all are priced at the minimum price allowed on Fontspring, which is $5.00. The other typefaces I am adding have prices based on what they are on