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fonts are for sale because they are copyrighted by designers who deserve to get the royalties...every character is well thought out and painstakingly reworked until its cohesive with the rest of the flow.

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Futura looks a lot like Century Gothic, which comes with Microsoft Word.
I'd post the Futura font file here but I'm not sure if that violates any rules.... don't want the Commis all up on my assets.


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^mm.. I have to agree with luckyme
A designer took the time to design that
so they should have the credit and be paid for their work

I don't know how old this font is though
I think it's when the artist is dead and it's been a century that the work loses its copyright?

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Great thread, guys! Well, these are some fonts I really like. Sort of fun and casual.


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What about the "free font" websites. I'm wary of their sources.. some of them could be originally "paid for" fonts and then they were just posted up on those sites.
I think once something hits the internet it's fair game.
I'm sure we're not even supposed to be scanning in images from Vogue magazines or copying runway pics from other websites, even if we do post the credit. But everyone does it anyway.

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hmm... well if you think it's okay, feel free to post away ~
And if we get a complaint, we can always delete it Easy as that

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I completely understand giving credit where credit is do but I'm uncertain how posting a font is any different than those in the music thread that post links to uploaded songs? Futura is quite a common font too, it isn't as if it's an indie-obscure one, you know? Anyways, Paul Renner -the creator- died in 1956.

Here is an article about the use of Futura in Wes Anderson films:
http://www.marksimonson.com/article/...orld-of-futura

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^Thank you so much for that article.

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www.WebpagePublicity.com/free-fonts/f/Futura Bold BT.ttf

I can't say if this will work for Macs or not.


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is Futura this?
by Paul Renner
It looks pretty simple
Maybe there is a font similar to it
Also there are programs that let you create your own font that you can use for typing on the computer... I don't know any, but I remember seeing them long time ago
Hello Gius,
Futura is one of the most representative typography of the Bauhaus..
Here is an article on webreference about "serif" and "sans serif" history:
futura_sans_serif

They mentionned the reason why "Times roman" is one of the most used in newpapers through the world (and why I like it) is...
"Serifs help the eye to stick to the line and thus facilitate reading."

You can read a short message on TFS in Verdana, your eyes should be tired to read a book printed with this typography.

And for great advices about the use of typography in advertising, you can read the (old) books of David Ogilvy.


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www.WebpagePublicity.com/free-fonts/f/Futura Bold BT.ttf

I can't say if this will work for Macs or not.
It worked! THANK YOU SO SO MUCH!


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ilovetypography.com is a great site. I love the So you want to Create a Font series and I always get a lot from the comments.

Thinking with Type by Ellen Lupton is a great resource. Lots of basics/reminders for anyone who has studied typography.

underconsideration.com/brandnew/ also has a lot of typographic analysis. Actually the complete underconstruction family is a great resource for designers in general.

I geek out so bad over typography.

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I created my own font awhile ago. It's not very accurate, since I mostly write in sloppy cursive, but you get the idea.



I have a weird obsession with fonts. You guys don't even know. A few years ago, before I discovered the wonders of the Internet, I spent all my computer time playing on Microsoft Word and memorizing every single one. Now I have the handy skill of recognizing most fonts used on various documents, and I often impress my peers by throwing out phrases like, "Yeah, I like Bell MT, font size 14, myself."

Also, last year I went on this crazy quest to download Bodoni, since it was on the computers at school and I just loved it. One day I even changed the entire newspaper format to Bodoni only, and made it a new rule that all articles must be typed in Bodoni. Alas, there is no free version of Bodoni on the Internet. But I guess I have Bodoni XT on my computer already, which is a similar version or something? Anyway, I just use that now.

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Hello Gius,
Futura is one of the most representative typography of the Bauhaus..
Here is an article on webreference about "serif" and "sans serif" history:
futura_sans_serif

They mentionned the reason why "Times roman" is one of the most used in newpapers through the world (and why I like it) is...
"Serifs help the eye to stick to the line and thus facilitate reading."

You can read a short message on TFS in Verdana, your eyes should be tired to read a book printed with this typography.

And for great advices about the use of typography in advertising, you can read the (old) books of David Ogilvy.
That's interesting, modillustr :p
All the psychological aspects considered when designing typography
It seems almost like a science
like colour science

I hope I can find that book here

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Great font, snb
I need to go find that font-maker program now..

cupcake Thanks for your suggestions
They look really good (and scientific!)
I was checking that first blog
I'm a little overwhelmed actually There's too much information to digest
Don't know where to start

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