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Hello all!

As a crazy fontlover and typefreak, I think fonts are majorly short of attention here on deviantArt. I often receive comments saying something like 'ha, I didn't even know dA had a font-section!' (yes, there is, HERE). If you like fonts as much as I do, you'd agree it's about time the fontdesigners of dA step out of the shadow. And that's exactly what I'm going to try to establish with the Fond of Fonts newsletter!

So, what will you find in this issue? Of course foremost lots of font features. But for those of you that get excited by these and would like to dip their own fingers into font designing, I have also included links to interesting font discussion forums and useful tutorials.

I really hope you enjoy!

:heart: jelloween


:bulletgreen: FONT FEATURES

Gabriele 8008 .typewriter by Smevog ElegantSlim by falafelkiosken Elefunkt: a font for you by OverkillCobwebs
Often typeface - beta version by arpad advent font by adventfont maple typeface teaser by arpad
:thumb56779814: Font: Adam warren 0.2 by shonenpunk :thumb55644386:
Kaifo font by kailor squair font by doritozdoss


:bulletred: INTERESTING LINKS

An interactive introduction to typestyles by Jonathan Hoeffler
An interactive introduction to typedesign by Jonathan Hoeffler
A lot of questions and answers about typedesign
A quick tutorial on pixel font design
An howto on making your own fonts by Chank
Lots of useful links on typedesign
Font tools and programs


Well, that's it for now. Suggestions, critiques and comments are always welcome! :)


Disclaimer: If you do not want to be featured in this newsletter, please send me a note and I will remove your thumb immediately.
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:icongoooooooooo:
goooooooooo Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007
are TherE some SitEs that AllOw us to downLoad foR FrEE of COst For frOnt CreaToR's soFTware...???
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:iconhelenik:
helenik Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007
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:iconsaterisk:
saterisk Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice Fonts :)
I've tried to make some myself ...
but failed miserably.
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:iconadventfont:
adventfont Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007
man, im planning on a font, ill post news in my gallery after a while, im sketching at the moment.
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:iconjelloween:
jelloween Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2007  Hobbyist Interface Designer
great, i'll keep track of your gallery then :)
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:iconchocolate-neko:
chocolate-neko Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007
Cool article, it's great to see some exposure to the font community. It'd be cool to see fonts that include accents like é, à, ô, etc. in the next issue. I'll be keeping up with them. :thumbsup:
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:iconjelloween:
jelloween Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007  Hobbyist Interface Designer
thank you! Unfortunately most fonts including accents are not free most of the time, so people don't them up on dA..
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:iconchocolate-neko:
chocolate-neko Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007
I've seen a few created by deviants that do include accents. Not very many, but some. I'm just throwing an idea for a future article. :)
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:iconplzen-czech:
plzen-czech Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2007
I have a couple in my gallery with accents, and am currently working on the accented chars for my next bit of fontage.
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:iconchocolate-neko:
chocolate-neko Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007
Excellent, I'll go check them out. Thanks for letting me know.
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:iconadventfont:
adventfont Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007
i am currently designing a new font, which will include ligatures and all the necessary characters. unfortunately, i am planning to sell this one.
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:iconchocolate-neko:
chocolate-neko Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007
Oh, aww. I'd love to see a preview of the final product when you're done, still. :thumbsup:
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:iconadventfont:
adventfont Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007
i might make a preview, thought its still not the time :)
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:iconchocolate-neko:
chocolate-neko Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007
Cool. Well, let me know.
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:iconsmevog:
Smevog Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
All typical accents are added to my font now! :]
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:iconchocolate-neko:
chocolate-neko Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2007
Oh, excellent! I've found it in your gallery, and you will be receiving a comment from me very shortly. (:
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:iconsmevog:
Smevog Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool idea this! :D
Thanks for featuring me :glomp:
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:iconjelloween:
jelloween Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007  Hobbyist Interface Designer
you are welcome :hug:
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:iconchristinealtese:
ChristineAltese Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007  Professional General Artist
Great idea! I, too, am a fontlover. :heart: Thanks for the links and I'll look forward to more links and font news and info from you! :dance:
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:iconjelloween:
jelloween Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007  Hobbyist Interface Designer
:hug: thank you!
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:iconwinampskinners:
WinampSkinners Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007   Interface Designer
The links are really very interesting! Thank you! :)
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:iconjelloween:
jelloween Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007  Hobbyist Interface Designer
you are very welcome! :)
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:iconamidamaruflame:
Amidamaruflame Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007
it's great to know that there are so many different mediums of art on DA. I didn't even know there was a font section until today!
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:iconjelloween:
jelloween Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I'm very happy to have reached you :D Fonts are so underappreciated :(
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:iconkr2su:
kr2su Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007
very useful!
and thanks for featuring my font :)
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:iconjelloween:
jelloween Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007  Hobbyist Interface Designer
you're welcome egert :)
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:iconnfranga:
NFRANGA Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007
I do love my fonts!
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:iconjelloween:
jelloween Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007  Hobbyist Interface Designer
:thumbsup:
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:iconnfranga:
NFRANGA Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007
yeah...
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:iconpinkpanthress-stock:
PinkPanthress-Stock Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007   Digital Artist
Hey, a nice feature!!! There should be more news about fonts.
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:iconjelloween:
jelloween Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I'll make sure there will be :) thank you :hug:
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:iconpinkpanthress-stock:
PinkPanthress-Stock Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007   Digital Artist
You're very welcome. :hug:
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:iconlllaria:
lllaria Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007
nice to hear about this newsletter! please keep it up :D
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:iconjelloween:
jelloween Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007  Hobbyist Interface Designer
thanks :hug:
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:iconshonenpunk:
shonenpunk Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007
ooh cool. i lurve fonts!! and mah font is featured, double plus!!
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:iconjelloween:
jelloween Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007  Hobbyist Interface Designer
it's well deserved ;)
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:iconnathan-speaks:
nathan-speaks Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007   Writer
Great article, and very much needed.

N
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:iconjelloween:
jelloween Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks, I'm glad you like it! :)
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:icondiamondshark:
diamondshark Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
maybe it's a stupid question, so forgive me for asking :D but if I want to make a font what programme should I use?
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:iconjelloween:
jelloween Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Under the 'interesting links' in the article is a link that says 'font tools and programs'. Scroll to the bottom of that page and you'll find a lot of font creation proggies! :D
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:icondiamondshark:
diamondshark Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
yes, i saw that, but of course too late, not very late, but enough :D i just posted this comment and then saw it.... anyway, i'm tired :D thank you for the "interesting links" :D
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:iconseyan:
Seyan Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007
Bloody Hell! I Never Knew There Were Fonts Available To US in DeviantART until this NEWS! Great Work! Jelloween! We Owe you!
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:iconfarewell-spring:
Farewell-Spring Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007
I didn't knew about this category either! I spend hours looking for cool fonts last week without knowing I could find them right here. Thank you! Great article and lovely features.
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:iconjelloween:
jelloween Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007  Hobbyist Interface Designer
:hug: I'm glad I have 'enlightened' you ;)
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:iconwizard89:
wizard89 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007
Great newsletter and idea, but seriously I didnt know there was a font section! j/k
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:iconjelloween:
jelloween Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007  Hobbyist Interface Designer
thank you! it's great to hear I reached someone who didn't know about the fonts on dA with my article :D
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:iconyayster:
Yayster Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome, I hardly had any idea about the font designers on dA! :) Great selection here.
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:iconjelloween:
jelloween Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007  Hobbyist Interface Designer
thank you :hug: the font designing community on dA isn't big, but I hope to inspire more people with my newsletter :)
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:iconmeztone:
Meztone Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007
Thanks for including my font. :headbang:
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:iconjelloween:
jelloween Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007  Hobbyist Interface Designer
thank you for favouriting the article :) spread the font love ;)
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