20th Annual Fonts Surf : Master Gerard Huerta, Kings, OpenType and Vintage Scripts

by Fred Showker

20th Annual Fall Fonts Festival masters This edition was truly one of our favorites! It's always such a thrill to discover new talents -- and visit old friends, like Gerard! There are some great resources out there too -- like the features of Open-Type, which seriously deserves study by all graphic designers! So come along, revisit Mr Huerta, and see some outstanding hand lettering. Enjoy:
[*] The Five Best (and most underused) Features of OpenType Fonts
[*] Type Talk: Gerard Huerta, Master of Hand Lettering
[*] Getting the vintage script perfect : Coco
[*] Jill is the real deal in Brandlettering
[*] Born to be Kings
. . . and more!

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Born to be Kings

Fonts, type and calligraphy

Adrian Iorga is a graphic designer by day -- typographer by night. He hails from Bucharest, Romania
      Some of the works are striking ...
20th annual type and lettering fonts fest Full story : Adrian Iorga
GO Here's the full size image!
2014 ... related image We're loving this wonderful tshirt design

The Five Best (and most underused) Features of OpenType Fonts

Fonts, type and calligraphy

Special thanks to Ilene for sending this along . . .
      OpenType fonts have been the font format of choice for the last decade or so, significantly outperforming the technologically outdated Type1 and TrueType fonts. But in spite of these advances, many designers and font users are not familiar with the amazing power and creativity-inspiring features of these fonts, all of which can allow for more expressive, sophisticated, and professional typography.
20th annual type and lettering fonts fest Full story : Ilene Strizver ~ Creative Pro
2014 ... related image Click here for: menu tips for open type

Gerard Huerta, Master of Hand Lettering (Again, always!)

Fonts, type and calligraphy

We introduced you to Gerard Huerta nearly a decade ago, and he's been on our radar ever since. He's one of the best!
      Ilene Strizver picks his brain -- about his work, his process, and how the digital world has changed both. . . . .

GO Don't miss : www.gerardhuerta.com
20th annual type and lettering fonts fest Full story : Ilene Strizver ~ Creative Pro
2014 ... related image Click here for: the full version of above graphic
GO DT&G Magazine "Gallery" feature of Gerard Huerta's work

Jill is the real deal in Brandlettering

Fonts, type and calligraphy

Jill Bell creates original, custom lettering solutions of any kind (logos, titles, fonts, taglines, handwriting) for all of the usual suspects: advertising, entertainment, packaging, editorial, corporate, publishing, government as well as other designers and most of the the major type houses.
      Jill writes : I love creating fonts, talking about fonts, judging type design contests and awarding prizes to top designers and beginners alike for great type design. Here's a brief showing of my commercially available fonts.
20th annual type and lettering fonts fest Full story : Jill Bell Brandlettering
2014 ... related image Click here for: several other hand lettering samples

Getting the vintage script perfect : Coco

Fonts, type and calligraphy

Coco FY is a vintage script font reminding of storefronts sign paintings, and other hand-lettered street signs. With its high contrasts and its condensed forms, Coco FY will give an original retro style to your designs.
      This font will certainly find its pleasure on posters, packaging and branding.
20th annual type and lettering fonts fest Full story : Bertrand Reguron ~ Fontyou ~ Monotype
2014 ... related image Click here for our : "Tropical Frame of Mind" poster using this font


NEXT: Signage Lettering trends, cursive fonts, and chic fonts for cheap . . .

Previously

  1. Fonts, lettering and typography surf THREE
  2. Fonts, lettering and typography surf FOUR
  3. Fonts, lettering and typography surf FIVE
  4. Fonts, lettering and typography surf SIX
  5. Fonts, lettering and typography surf SEVEN
  6. Photoshop Fonts, type, lettering effects tutorials Madness
  7. 20 Years of Fonts Fest Surfs : Free Poster
  8. ... and The Surf Continues
  9. Go and find your own GO Typography Faces

And, thanks for reading

Fred Showker

      Editor/Publisher : DTG Magazine
      +FredShowker on Google+ or most social medias @Showker
      Published online since 1988

 


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