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Free font: Samys Bookified Tuffy

By RetSamys
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It's a free typeface for everybody for everything.

You don't even have to credit me (but it would be nice).
I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. This applies worldwide.
If this is not legally possible:
I grant any entity the right to use this work for any purpose, without any conditions, unless such conditions are required by law.

The downloadable ZIP archive contains the following files:
LICENSE.txt (text about the licensing - short version: it's basically Public Domain!)
SamysBookifiedTuffy.otf (OpenType installable font file)
SamysBookifiedTuffy.ttf (TrueType installable font file)
SamysBookifiedTuffy.svg (original file - not installable)
SamysBookifiedTuffy.sfd (FontForge raw file - not installable)
prevSamysBookifiedTuffy.png (preview image file)

I used a (basically) PD font for the actual letters, you can find the totally free original version here: Tuffy font (by Thatcher Ulrich, Karoly Barta and Michael Evans)

This font is based on this idea of mine: [link] [link]
Can't get enough of bookified things? Al Capone, Romeo and Juliet, Zorro
Another free font I made: [link]

GIMP, Inscape, FontForge and were used for this font.

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This is not what you are looking for? Other book fonts I found:
[link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link]
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DailyBreadCafe's avatar
Hi there, this is a :iconprojectcomment: critique.

I'm not going to pretend to be an expert, i know barely anything about typography, so you should probably take what i say with a pinch of salt. At first, i didn't realise what it was supposed to be. I thought it was just a box with arms and legs and then i realised it was a book. I think the idea is really original and i've not seen anything like it before, but maybe you could make the right side look more like pages? Although i do see that this will be difficult to even notice when the writing is small... just a suggestion though.

Secondly, i think that some of the letters should be moved down a pixel or two because they run into the top of the book making it harder to read. It's still possible, but it's harder. 

I think what i'd like to see - and you're obviously capable because your work is fantastic - would be every letter having the book in a slightly different pose with the arms and legs. It would add a little more character, i think.

Keep up the great work :D
RetSamys's avatar
Wonderful, this is wonderful, thank you!
Although I made another font and I called that one a test, this too is a test. This is not very original creative, the book guy is based on a mediocre sketch. But it fascinates me.
The reason why I chose this sketch is because it is simple and less complex is better for fonts.
I also used him for an animation, but in that one, there was more context.

But this comment is worth gold. I have new ideas for future fonts. More readable fonts. This one has been tested and it needs to be really big. Not good.
Poses. Moving arms and legs. Tasty idea. Mmhh. I'm hungry...Get in my belly! 
DailyBreadCafe's avatar
:D I'm glad this comment was useful.

I like your other font, but it's not one I could type with :P it looks quite cool though!
ToddNTheShiningSword's avatar
You made a font?! :wow::bookdiva::typerhappy:
You're probably about to get tired of how often I use the words "awesome" and "amazing" on you, so I'll just download this too and shut up!:XD:

Let's see what other fonts you've made...
RetSamys's avatar
Nah, I'll never get tired of that... =D

I'm glad you can enjoy this. I tried to submit it to other font sites (oh, hey, they seem to update each other [link], that's a nice surprise, look at these download numbers: 9282 times, 1401 times, 1258 times with 4/5 rating and 7 favs, 40 times, 18 times, 2 times, 96 times), but according to the real professional sites, it's not a professional font (which is true =)).

Once you have the images for the glyphs (single characters), it's surprisingly easy and hard to make at the same time! Easy, because the method to transform them into a font is very well done. Hard, because it needs a lot of manual editing, fixing and afterwards, it's still not perfect. In this case, the "Space" glyph is weirdly formatted and I have no idea how to fix it without making it into an "unknown" glyph (which shows an empty book, I think). And there are so many things and options professional font makers can use that I don't even understand (How can I make the paths go into a certain direction - it needs to be clockwise on the outside and counter-clockwise on the inside - and what is hinting!?)
ToddNTheShiningSword's avatar
Then you remain awesome. Except when you're amazing instead.
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