Font Weight

Font Weight

So I’ve been testing out making different weights of the NES-Styled font I’ve been working on. It hasn’t turned out too bad, but was a major pain to accomplish because I was a huge derp and though “yeah just use the stroke tool”.  That DOESN’T work on this font, at all. See? Blech, yech, ew. As I said, that doesn’t work at all!

Yes, I AM alive

Yes, I AM alive

I really haven’t had much to show lately. So here are the highlights. XP – I’ve taken on redoing the fonts I’ve been working on…AGAIN! Yes again! I got the uber expensive FontLab Studio since my last post. It’s kind of prone to crashing on Windows and has a learning curve to it. They’re currently working on a new which is more streamlines and had more kickass features. Sadly for me they’re doing a Mac-first development and haven’t released a…

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Stupid Spam 6

Stupid Spam 6

Well THIS is a first. What I have here a Nigerian Prince Scam, but this one is kind of unique. Instead of “give money to get more money” this one claims I have been scammed and I need contact them to get my money. Addresses and emails have been removed. The thing is the email was named “test” and looked like a cable TV address. Attn: My Dear, I am Mrs A Brinnen, I am a Swedish, 51 years Old….

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Stupid Spam V

Stupid Spam V

I have 2 spam emails to share that tickled me. The first is a typical Nigerian Prince Scam one, but this one is pretty unique. It purports to be from the Department of Homeland security. I’m Mr Jeh Johnson, the secretary of U.S department of homeland security, this is to inform you that your abandoned long-lost cheque confirming to be your worth of $7.5 usd is recovered in Benin, so kindly reconfirm your full details info. contact presidency officer who…

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ODN Only One Immortal

ODN Only One Immortal

I’ve been redrawing one of the very first fonts I ever tried to make back in 2000. This was back when Highlander: The Series was still a thing. I didn’t touch this for a VERY long time, to the point I can’t even open the CorelDraw files they’re so old. I took a break from some of the other ones I’ve been re-doing in Illustrator to revisit this one for a while. This go around I actually have been making…

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Musings on Font Stuff

Musings on Font Stuff

Rotate or Skew? Skew or Rotate? I found myself pondering this when redrawing characters using Illustrator. I started all this back around 2000 using CorelDraw 5, some characters with angles just never looked right. They were always too thick with rotation or too thin with skewing. Well I finally hit upon the solution, split the difference between rotated and skewed versions. Doing that made them look spot on! Great…I have just doubled the work on a lot of characters.

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