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Fontographer: Practical Font Design for Graphic Designers PDF By David Bergsland
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Why do you want to use Fontographer? For the fun of it! When I received the opportunity to go back to my roots, and see what the new Fontographer was like, I was a little concerned. I had just spent... More > nine years painfully teaching myself to letterspace by hand, to write OpenType features, and to become accustomed to the tool set of FontLab. Don’t get me wrong, FontLab is a great program. There are still a few features of FontLab that, as a professional font designer, I cannot do without. But I was taken by surprise. Fontographer brought the fun back! It is still the same marvelous program with which I first learned to design fonts. The drawing interface is still clean, clear, and elegant. I still works the way I have learned to work over the past two decades of digital graphic design. I found pure joy in drawing again. Fontographer is a wonderful drawing experience. It has been a real joy to experience that fun again. After nearly a decade in FontLab, font design is fun again.< Less
Practical Font Design: Third Edition By David Bergsland
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Practical Font Design has found a niche within that group of graphic designers and Web designers who want to design their own fonts. The comment from Readable Web is what I’ve hoped to... More > hear: “If you’re looking for a brief, straightforward introduction to fonts, I recommend David Bergsland’s Practical Font Design. Unlike a lot of books that make you feel like you’re seated in the back row of a crowded lecture hall, this one feels like a private tutorial…a good book, and I wish there were more like it…” Richard Fink I have learned a lot about font design after going full-time in 2009. Part of these materials appeared in Part Two, where I went through the development of font families. But much has simply happened as I took the new techniques developed for the books and used them. It is obvious that I need to combine the two parts into a whole. This calls for a radical rearrangement of the content to make it flow better. Plus I added new materials to flesh out the content.< Less
Practical Font Design: Third Edition By David Bergsland
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Practical Font Design has built a niche for itself among graphic and Web designers who want to build their own fonts: especially with the first book. I learned a lot since I wrote that first book.... More > This radically revised, updated, and expanded third edition combines the first two books. They are rearranged so they make a lot more sense and some brand new material is added. This is a quick introduction showing a workflow to build new fonts using FontLab 5. Fourteen fonts are developed in this book including an 8-font text family and a companion 4-font sans serif for headers. The techniques are simple and easy to understand. The results are completely under your control.< Less
Practical Font Design: Third Edition By David Bergsland
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Practical Font Design has built a niche for itself among graphic and Web designers who want to build their own fonts: especially with the first book. I learned a lot since I wrote that first book.... More > This radically revised, updated, and expanded third edition combines the first two books. They are rearranged so they make a lot more sense and some brand new material is added. This is a quick introduction showing a workflow to build new fonts using FontLab 5. Fourteen fonts are developed in this book including an 8-font text family and a companion 4-font sans serif for headers. The techniques are simple and easy to understand. The results are completely under your control.< Less
Basic Book Typography By David Bergsland
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Make your book professional For self-publishers the conversion from Word to InDesign is a huge leap. The goal is a professional look to their book designs, but immediately the problems of typography... More > raise their head. In Word that is not so much of an issue because the typography controls in Word are well hidden and quite limited. But now you can do all the things necessary to communicate clearly, effectively, and beautifully with type. It is crucial to know the options How should I set up my type? What fonts will work for me? How many fonts do I need? How do I style my paragraphs? How do I set up my columns, margins, & sidebars? These and many more questions need to be answered before you can layout and format your new book. This book answered most of them. It provides an overview to the whole area of typography so you can confidently proceed with the production of your book. David has been a production graphic artist, typographer, art director, and teacher of these things for over 40 years.< Less
Fontographer: Practical Font Design for Graphic Designers By David Bergsland
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Why do you want to use Fontographer? For the fun of it! When I received the opportunity to go back to my roots, and see what the new Fontographer was like, I was a little concerned. I had just spent... More > nine years painfully teaching myself to letterspace by hand, to write OpenType features, and to become accustomed to the tool set of FontLab. Don’t get me wrong, FontLab is a great program. There are still a few features of FontLab that, as a professional font designer, I cannot do without. But I was taken by surprise. Fontographer brought the fun back! It is still the same marvelous program with which I first learned to design fonts. The drawing interface is still clean, clear, and elegant. I still works the way I have learned to work over the past two decades of digital graphic design. I found pure joy in drawing again. Fontographer is a wonderful drawing experience. It has been a real joy to experience that fun again. After nearly a decade in FontLab, font design is fun again.< Less
Practical Font Design: Fontlab 5 By David Bergsland
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A rewritten, expanded edition updated to FontLab 5 giving a practical walk through the process of designing a font. This is not about artistic considerations, but the practicalities of putting a font... More > together.< Less
Practical Font Design: Fontlab 5 By David Bergsland
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A rewritten, expanded edition updated to FontLab 5 giving a practical walk through the process of designing a font. This is not about artistic considerations, but the practicalities of putting a font... More > together.< Less
Tapping into Christian Power Daily By David Bergsland
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This is written for people in church who want power in their lives and/or see no power in their church. This is not meant to be nice, polite, feel-good teaching to tickle your ears. This is meant... More > to slap you upside the head, get your attention, and let you know how much power is available for you to use in your daily walk with Jesus. Walking in the Spirit is radical Christianity— allowing the presence of God to infuse your life. This book is written by a man who has known the Lord in this radical manner since 1974. To me the Christian walk is life & death You either do it or you fry. My goal is to help make sure you make it into the presence of God and that Jesus knows you when you drop your earth suit and head for the marriage supper of the Lamb. What could be worse (after spending your life going to church) than to have Jesus speak the words He warned of in Matthew 7? “I don’t know you.”< Less
Practical Font Design By David Bergsland
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This book takes you step by step through the development of a new unilateral serif font. It starts with a brief type history. Then it goes through the development of the characters, the assembly of... More > composite glyphs, the addition of OpenType features, letterspacing, kerning, and exporting the finished font.< Less