I’m not sure if I’d mentioned the name I had in mind for this casual, all capitals font before. Still things are progressing:
For some time Greater Albion (i.e. me) has used a mixture of “Glyphs” and “Fontlab Studio 5” for font creation. Now I’ve taken the plunge and purchased a license for Fontlab VI. I think it’s going to be very powerful – in some ways it seems like a completely new editor, rather than an upgrade of Fontlab Studio – but there are always those ‘little’ things it takes you ages to work out how to do.
Still we’re getting there, meanwhile, here’s progress to date on the first project in this new editor:
Here are some previews of a forthcoming release we’ve not disclosed before – Turvy Topsy – all the fun of delightful hand-drawn irregularity, captured in a typeface. Designing this was a wonderful exercise in ignoring all the rules of precise geometric construction to which we normally work. These irregular forms somehow achieve a delightful character & legibility all of their own…
Amie is a friendly Sans Serif display face, with a hint of hand drawn flair. Ideal for poster work, album covers, book covers and for bringing an element of friendly style anywhere.
Amie is available here on Myfonts
Amie and Amici (all the A’s this time…) have now launched on Fontspring.
Thanks to regular reader here, Fred Stevens, a name has been found for our ‘marker pen’ project. Fred suggested a nice friendly name, Amy, which we thought was wonderfully appropriate. Unluckily, there is already an Amy typeface out there, so we went eve so slightly French with the spelling, and came up with Amie. Aime will be ready to send off to our resellers so, so here’s a preview of it:
We’ve always had mixed feelings about Bold Italic typefaces. A bold face adds emphasis. An italic face adds emphasis. Doing both adds more emphasise, and can have its place, but often seems like overkill. For that reason, we’ve decided that the Amici family, which is now nearing completion will consist of three faces, regular (which we’ve already shown her) bold and italic.
Here’s a short comparative sampling….
- Introducing Amici… Or Chocolate, Steam and Spitfires! (greater-albion.com)