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ktinkel
06-29-2005, 01:11 PM
If you find yourself looking for an old shareware font (or want to see what new ones are being produced), check out Typoasis (http://www.moorstation.org/typoasis/typoasis1.htm), a well-organized repository of many older fonts (including the Davy Rakowski’s; the old Casady & Greene Fluent Laser Fonts; and fonts by Stephen Moye, author of the book on Fontographer).

There are also more recent fonts, including the Apostrophic Lab collection, fonts by Manfred Klein, a collection based on Rudolf Koch’s work, and a mixed bag (some of them not his) by Dieter Steffmann (Terrie will need to avoid his site, though — probably very dangerous place for her!)

Most of the fonts are stored as PC TT versions in zip files (a few have Mac and/or Type 1 fonts instead or as well). They vary wildly in quality, but some are quite interesting.

terrie
06-29-2005, 01:55 PM
Some fun stuff there...d/l'd a bunch...

Terrie

Mike
06-30-2005, 12:20 AM
What a superb site. I could spend the whole morning there!

ktinkel
06-30-2005, 06:39 AM
What a superb site. I could spend the whole morning there!It is amazing, isn’t it? There is a lot of the same old shareware fonts but mixed in with them are some wonderful new ones from some very serious type designers (amateur though they may be).

Peter Katin
07-27-2005, 08:43 AM
What a superb site. I could spend the whole morning there!
I agree. The Asian and Calligraphy are amazing!
PETER

Stephen Coles
08-01-2005, 09:22 PM
Best freebie I've seen in a while: Kaffeesatz (http://www.yanone.de/schriftgestaltung/kaffeesatz/).

Peter Katin
08-02-2005, 05:01 AM
Best freebie I've seen in a while: Kaffeesatz (http://www.yanone.de/schriftgestaltung/kaffeesatz/).

Yes, it looks good. Thanks for the info.

Howard White
08-11-2005, 05:54 PM
For laughs, take a look at Davy Rakowski's page:
http://home.earthlink.net/~ziodavino/album1_001.htm (http://home.earthlink.net/%7Eziodavino/album1_001.htm)
In it, he writes:
"I went wild with a scanner, font books, and Fontographer for a while in the early 90s, and uploaded a bunch of crappy fonts to Compuserve. For some reason, that made me very famous in a very limited crowd (I mean limited in more ways than one)."

HW, reporting from the Limited Zone

Peter Katin
08-12-2005, 05:31 AM
For laughs, take a look at Davy Rakowski's page:

Yes, I did, but half of it was overprinted with something else which started "The story so far", and I couldn't read it. Sounds fun, though!

Peter

Howard White
08-12-2005, 05:50 AM
Gee, just checked the link I posted and it's fine. Click on "Are you the font guy?" in the left margin to get the font stuff.

HW

Peter Katin
08-12-2005, 06:03 AM
Gee, just checked the link I posted and it's fine. Click on "Are you the font guy?" in the left margin to get the font stuff.

HW

I got a lot of it but some is still overprinted with something. Anyway, I got the fonts!

Peter

ElyseC
08-12-2005, 11:55 AM
In it, he writes:
"I went wild with a scanner, font books, and Fontographer for a while in the early 90s, and uploaded a bunch of crappy fonts to Compuserve. For some reason, that made me very famous in a very limited crowd (I mean limited in more ways than one)."

HW, reporting from the Limited ZoneMy first ever job on the ol' CIS forum was helping process his font uploads. Exchanged many a message with him back then, but never had a photo to go with the name until now. Always figured he was older than me too. Well OK, he is, but by only a couple of months.

Peter Katin
08-12-2005, 12:17 PM
My first ever job on the ol' CIS forum was helping process his font uploads. Exchanged many a message with him back then, but never had a photo to go with the name until now. Always figured he was older than me too. Well OK, he is, but by only a couple of months.

I like the sentence "I have to write symphonies and feed the cat"!

ElyseC
08-12-2005, 04:24 PM
I like the sentence "I have to write symphonies and feed the cat"!That one gave me a big grin, too. <G>