Category Archives: typeface

IBM 1403 inspired typeface update (Vietnamese added)

I added a first pass at uppercase Vietnamese (tiếng Việt) to my IBM 1403 inspired monospace typeface. So, now, what started as a combination of the 52 characters represented by the A & H chains of the IBM 1403 printer has … Continue reading

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IBM 1403 inspired typeface update (Cyrillic, Greek, Hebrew)

I’ve been busy. As a break, I added a first pass at uppercase Cyrillic, Greek, and Hebrew to the IBM 1403 inspired typeface. There are fun challenges in fitting these scripts into a fixed width (especially one set initially for … Continue reading

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TYPOSF 2013 Conference Trip Report

On 10-11 April 2013, I attended the TYPOSF 2013 conference (@typosf) at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (@ybca) in San Francisco, California. It was more of a design conference with a side of type design. Though I’m more interested in the … Continue reading

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IBM 1403 inspired typeface update

It’s been about a month since I started designing my IBM 1403 printer inspired typeface (initial post about it with an early sample image).  The typeface has grown from 52 glyphs covering the A and H print chains to over 730 glyphs, … Continue reading

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An IBM 1403 Printer Inspired Typeface (in progress)

Backstory The other day, 18 January 2013, Mark VandeWettering (@brainwagon) wondered aloud on twitter about the existence of a typeface reminiscent of the IBM 1403 line printer.  Mark wrote about his path to this query.  Stan Paddock (his 1401 blog) had created a scanned font (artifacts and all) from … Continue reading

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Font Aid VI: Aster Affects — the asterisk glyph I submitted

The Society of Typographic Aficionados (@typesociety) is organizing Font Aid VI: Aster Affects.  They’re looking for submissions (deadline: Saturday, 17 November 2012) of a single asterisk glyph.  This project will produce a symbol typeface of asterisks, submitted by type designers from … Continue reading

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