Wednesday, September 19, 2007

D,R,I, and P

I spent the whole evening making tiny adjustments to templates. The I and P are not done yet. The R looks taller than the D. I think I like the second version with the shorter I.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


Well, more on typography.

First, I have begun a more serious effort at designing a typeface of my own: D is for Daydins. The serifs are two intersecting radii, the vertical stems bulge slightly. This looks nice, put simply. Sort of 'hand-made'. It lends a graceful and at ease manner, and, what the heck I'd rather make a beautiful character set than an ugly one, but I also want to see how this works in a paragraph. I anticipate some problems with rendering at smaller sizes, though so far, for the few characters I've completed, they seem to work just fine right down to 7 points. I'm designing this in Corel, which to my surprise can create type 1 font files. I have no idea how I'll be able to get in and work on the kerning tables. There doesn't seem to be a way to do that in Corel. I'll have to get myself some proper type design software.