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Streamlining font creation

Streamlining font creation

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The joy of build scripts When writing software, there is a big difference between the human readable code, and the compiled machine readable code. The human readable code is easy to edit, while the machine readable code can only be read by complete psycos, and even there with lots of effort. In order to get from human to computer readable, there is a step called compiling. I've found this to be a useful paradigm with type design as well. The source files are my FontLab files. There are a lot of things that need to happen between my easy to edit source files and the finished exported fonts.

Exclusive: Fontspiration is a free app for typophiles everywhere If you love typefaces as much as we do, then you’ll love this brand new typography app that has just been released; Fontspiration is a cool app for iOS boasting two features font lovers won’t want to miss. The first feature is a feed of typographic inspiration; amazing type-based work that you’ll get lost in for hours and come out the other side feeling truly inspired. The second feature actually allows you to quickly create typographic animations using hundreds of Google Fonts, and literally dozens of built-in animations, custom designed for this app.

HOWTO: Manipulate an AudioSample in Minim 2.0 Kyle says, “Like what if I want to load up a sound and remove certain portions that fit some criteria or rearrange it (i.e., non-real-time processing)?” What you want to do is currently possible to a certain degree using AudioSample. It now has a method called getChannel(int), which comes from the BufferedAudio interface. This method returns in a float array the actual samples being used by the object when you trigger it. You can then manipulate those values and hear the change when you trigger it. Example (view online) 25 Classic Fonts That Will Last a Whole Design Career Eric Gill, Adrian Frutiger and Max Miedinger are names we associate with the classic typefaces designers use on a daily basis. Their font creations are timeless designs that look right at home no matter what century we’re in. This collection of 25 classic fonts is a round up of the best and most popular fonts every designer should own. You can be sure that they will last your whole design career. Who hasn’t heard of Helvetica? It’s probably the most recognised classic typeface.

25 Vintage Typography Projects Worth Bookmarking With the digital taking over, it is important for designers not to forget where it all started, what are the roots of their design techniques and sometimes, to even get back to basics. There are many people who are tired of the ultra-futuristic look of some designs, the “way-too-minimalist” approaches and thus, try to revive old concepts. This is seen in our everyday life, but also in design. Even though typography has evolved a lot in the past decades, vintage fonts are used today too, by more and more designers. We can see many websites, branding projects, and prints which have a vintage style approach.

Download RoboFab Select the RoboFab installer in the archive format of choice. (updated October 27, 2011). For your convenience we've included packages for dependencies in some archives. These packages can have different licenses. The 100 Greatest Free Fonts for 2014 Here we are, once again, with our now-famous selection of the top 100 free fonts for 2014. This year we have only selected fonts published or updated in late 2013 and 2014, giving you one of the most up-to-date lists around. The majority are completely free with licenses for commercial use; the odd few available for personal use only have extended license options at a very reasonable price. The free font list comprises both entire font families and single weight downloads; either way, there is something for everyone and we think you'll love the ones we have picked out for you. Font Selection We have selected all kinds of typefaces which can be seamlessly integrated into any design: Sans Serif, Slab Serif, Rounded, Decorative, Display, Art Deco, Geometric, Futuristic, and many more besides.

Quickstart Guide Setup and Shutdown To start using Minim you must first instatiate a Minim object, which you can then use to load audio files or acquire inputs and outputs. Here’s a partial program that demonstrates these things: Minim minim; AudioPlayer player; AudioInput input; void setup(){ size(100, 100); minim = new Minim(this); player = minim.loadFile("song.mp3"); input = minim.getLineIn(); } void draw(){ // do what you do} If you are using Minim outside of Processing, then before your program exits you must close any audio I/O classes you get from Minim and then stop your Minim instance. Audio I/O classes include AudioPlayer, AudioSample, AudioSnippet, AudioInput, and AudioOutput.

30 Classic Fonts Every Designer Should Own Typeface is a basic element for reading and designing. Fonts are the windows to typography and it can affect your audiences depending on the typeface chosen. Year after year, new fonts are introduced to the public and it even evolves from the simplest to the grandest layout with many artistic touches. Classic fonts are still the best sellers for most font users as it offers simplicity and professional approach at the same time. Looking for the best classic fonts?

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