This is what I’m working on.
Question: if I designed a typeface, would you buy it?
over 1 year ago
@Dan Eden, If it was good. Nice start.
Depends on how good it is.
Serif or Sans Serif?
I would like to see more of course! But yea, I'd buy, even if it was just to help out a fellow designer!
Assuming this is one of your first - then probably not. You're a design genius, but it will take some work to get to a sellable standard with typefaces. Happy to be surprised though ;)
To be brutally honest it depends on the result my good man, but I'd definitely support it and donate.
@Matt Helm That's the spirit! ;)
And @Dan Eden I'd probably buy it anyways because I bloody love a good font (gotta be good though yea?...)
Would have to judge from the finished result, but lookin' sweet so far.
Unlikely. You're not a type designer.
Since when does Dan Eden want to SELL the fruits of his labor??!!
Very clean. I'm a sucker for the curvature in the E. Sooo nice.
This font would have to fight with classics like Didot and Bodoni, so it has to be good.
But if you made suitable for web and screens and you made at least a Regular, Bold and an Italic, then i would buy it as a good complement to Didot and/or Bodoni on the web.
@Timothy ッ @Matt Helm @Jack Smith @Adam Whitcroft @Luke Etheridge @Mike good answers. If this thing turns out good enough, it'll be a pay-what-you want model.
@Richard Bray what does it look like?
@Jonathan Ogden would you download it for free?
@Heinrich Ferreira neither was Tobias Frere-Jones before he began designing typefaces.
@Logan Galla since I realised that the work I do is actually worth something. And it's hard to open-source a typeface.
@Cat Smith thanks! I think the E is my favorite so far.
@Kasper Andersen there’ll be no fight – my design might be suitable for situations where Didot or other might not be quite right and vice versa; not to mention cheaper.
dan, what pens are you using. no smudge and doesn't look choppy in the picture at all.
@Cat Smith I can promise you, there are smudges! But I’m using a Staedtler Triplus Fineliner.
@Dan Eden - I'm just kidding ;) Like the others said, if it's good then I'll buy it! Also if it's something new or different. Sketches look great, but also looks like Bodoni.
Sweet, thanks. I figured it was a Staedtler lol. Too clean to be Micron.
@Dan Eden I was just picking on you Dan. Sell the hell out of it. I always thought you should've sold animate.css. If nobody buys it, make a better one. You know the drill.
Your work hasn't shown any type design so my first thoughts are: "will he be able to take care of all the intricacies a typeface requires to function across the various mediums it would be used in". I think it's fair to say that nothing stops anyone designing something for the first time because we all have to start somewhere when trying our hand at a new skill.
Let's see how it turns out :)
@Jonathan Ogden hah, gotcha. This one might not be what I roll with, it depends how well it shapes up – this was actually practice for me to iron out some of the personal issues I have with Didot. Scratching my own itch, as usual.
If I can put in my two cents:
1) It is a LOT of work to make a well-kerned face. This is not to deter you in any regard, just to give you a heads up.
2) Think about differentiation. What void will this typeface fill that isn't already filled by another? Nuance is everything here.
3) Go for it. My font is far from perfect but I learned so much making it. Thankfully, I've benefitted financially from it, as well.
This may nor may not help you but I wrote a blog post on making Cubano back in August. Don't be deterred by the negative comments, here, Dan. Make something rad!
@Heinrich Ferreira point taken – I just don’t think it’s fair to dismiss the possibility it could be worth paying for. It’s my first time, and I’ll be sure to work hard on it and ensure it works in a variety of mediums for sure. Thanks :)
@Dan Eden I can be a bit blunt with people :P I have no doubt you'll put a lot of effort into this Dan. You're web work is top notch. I'll look forward to seeing the end result :)
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