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    Starting Font Creating

    Hi! I'm a graphic designer and I love type! and I enjoyed it fully but more than using it I'd very much like to create it! So I was wondering if you could give me some advice of where to start!

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    A book

    Try to look at the Karen Cheng's book

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    Perhaps start with learning the basics of lettering by doing calligraphy, learning the strokes and when you feel at ease with this, go on with sketching words like hamburgefonts with the x-height, baseline and everything set up as you wish. Do this by hand so you practice and are able to see which letters work better together and continue until you have the style for all of them. Then scan and start working in Fontlab, try to keep it simple and mostly at 90degree angles, it will work the best :)

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    Hi Pmtz!

    I never created fonts myself but am freinds with two type designers (or at least type designer's assistents). (Technical) drawing and calligraphy are the two things the started both of them in the business so you might want to start from there. Also it probably helps to share your work in forums like these to get feedback from experienced users of type.

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    just ordered cheng’s book. thx.

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