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Here is a useful website for learning about the basics of type:

Thinking with Type

It is meant to entice you to buy the book, but there is useful info online nonetheless......
information on font families, etc.

The links page is quite useful.
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Note: I finally found a font that is an true rendering of the Leroy letting machine style.  It's called Sublime from the Coniglio Font Foundry and it is available on MyFonts.com for just $33 until Nov. 10th.  It is much better than VAG Rounded for a mid-century map look.

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I just purchased this font for a project. It is 50% off until January 31st.
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Anybody here ever use "Glypha"? It's a serif font designed by Adrian Frutiger and it's one of the recommendations from Typebrewer. Been contemplating getting it, as I'm still looking for a nice serif font to work alongside Frutiger.

Oh, and I bumped this thread, because I think it contains a lot of useful information.
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Adrian Frutiger sorta designer Meridien as the serif font to work with Frutiger. I use the two together all the time and think they complement each other quite well...I know others use them together too.

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A client just passed me the Chalet collection for use on a project. Its an excellent sans font, though not for detailed work I think.

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Adrian Frutiger sorta designer Meridien as the serif font to work with Frutiger. I use the two together all the time and think they complement each other quite well...I know others use them together too.


It appears Myfonts is offering both Glypha and Meridien, as well as Univers, as part of the Frutigers Life 2 package, at $240 (a pretty good deal, since the 10 styles of Glypha alone are priced at $24 a piece)

As for Chalet, it certainly looks nice, but it reminds me a bit of Futura in that it has round shapes for a lot of letters (although in the case of Chalet it seems to depend on which style you pick). I think this is not a good idea when you're putting text on a map (small, distracting background). I had to use Futura on the globe maps and I always thought it was a little bit harder to read than my initial Frutiger/Minion Pro combo.
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Anybody here ever use "Glypha"?


I bought it in the mid-80s, but never used it much. I've never been that crazy about square-serif faces. Especially at small sizes, I feel like it increases the visual noise without providing any countervailing clues for the brain, such as the subtle serifs and stroke variation found in old-style serif faces.
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A related question:

Can anybody recommend a (preferably freeware) font-manager for Windows? I have a lot of fonts installed that I hardly ever use, by moving those outside of the Windows\Fonts directory I can save some time starting up Illy. Easy enough to do manually, but I was wondering if there's anyting out there that can make it easier.
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I checked at Source Forge and didn't find anything enticing. I know that Extensis make a good one"Suitcase."
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The serif font I frequently use with Frutiger is Sabon.

It's a mid-century typeface that compliments well and has fresh similarities to Garamond.

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Speaking of fonts.
I have been looking for one called KARTOON BOLD.
Last time I saw it was in an phototypesetting machine before computers. Anyone ever seen it?
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Can you scan a sample for us to see?

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There's a "Cartoon Bold" here, but I doubt it's the one you're looking for and the site seems a bid dodgy <_<
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Speaking of fonts.
I have been looking for one called KARTOON BOLD.
Last time I saw it was in an phototypesetting machine before computers. Anyone ever seen it?


Blambot has a wide variety of comic fonts available. Maybe you can find a suitable replacement there. The professional fonts aren't free, but they are professional. :)
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A related question:

Can anybody recommend a (preferably freeware) font-manager for Windows? I have a lot of fonts installed that I hardly ever use, by moving those outside of the Windows\Fonts directory I can save some time starting up Illy. Easy enough to do manually, but I was wondering if there's anyting out there that can make it easier.


I like The Font Thing B) Is that what you are looking for?

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Blambot has a wide variety of comic fonts available. Maybe you can find a suitable replacement there. The professional fonts aren't free, but they are professional. :)


Did not find KARTOON- but that blambot site was very good. Thanks Dave... Keep on truckin, man.
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