21 de marzo de 2011

typeface fun

The other day I sat down and inspected the contents of a typewriter repairman's case. There was also a small paper bag with "SPENCERIAN SCRIPT" written on it. What wasn't my surprise to find a (to my knowledge) complete set of typeslugs which had never been used. With a blue inkpad at hand I printed them on paper - manual labour in times of computing.

  Success! With the full typeface on paper, I proceeded to photoshop the page, putting the letters in alphabetical order and aligning them. A cumbersome process, but finally the thing was ready for upload and conversion into a typewriter computer font with yourfonts.com
The result is ok, I think. You can download it for free here.

6 comentarios:

  1. Wow, amazing! That is a really beautiful typeface and it is all I can do to keep from begging for them and soldering them on to one of my typewriters. Except that is way beyond my paltry technical abilities...

    It reminds me a bit of the script type Royal used in their late machines, like this: http://ny-image2.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.201886686.jpg

    It looks just marvelous in the font as well; thanks for creating it!

  2. Thank you Adwoa!! And I think you found exactly the right script! My "Spencerian" has got little gaps between the letters, which makes for the slightly different look. I thought of redoing it (quite tricky because alignment would need to be perfect), but then decided I am happy enough with the result.

  3. This is great! I've never seen this typeface before. Thanks for sharing!

    I'm with Adwoa--I'd definitely want to find someplace to replace some machine's boring old type with those.

  4. Great work, Georg! The typeface is new to me, and looks wonderful. You have performed a real service by rescuing it from oblivion and making it available for our computers.

  5. Many thanks: I need to install all the fonts you folks have created and use them on my typecasts. They're very handsome.