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  2. I have looked at similar fonts URW Classico, Optima etc close but no cigar.
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  5. Ralf Herrmann

    Aligning type with other elements on the page

    That’s intentional. The cap height is mostly irrelevant visually. The x-height matters most next to the baseline. It’s not a perfect in that example, since I just threw that together in 5 minutes. You can easily make it an even better fit, e.g. by reducing the type height slightly in that example.
  6. YooDooRight

    Aligning type with other elements on the page

    Really appreciate this, it's very similar to the way i work actually, sub-dividing the baseline to allow for more flexibility with other type styles. But ultimately then, you don't actually align the top of you picture box with the type (be it the cap-height or x-height). The first letter 'A' in your example overhanging the picture box. Perhaps there is no right or wrong way then, personally i do like the top of the picture box to align with the cap-height of the type next to it... gives the horizontal hanging line a real visual punch. But getting this to work whilst at the same time using a baseline grid is probably unworkable. I guess it's either align to hanging line, or to base line.
  7. Ralf Herrmann

    Aligning type with other elements on the page

    How to do it really depends on your specific case. There are so many options to achieve a versatile grid depending on your specific parameters (e.g. type sizes). InDesign not only has the standard baseline grid, but you could also use the document grid, the custom baseline grids per text frame and also custom guides you place yourself. Personally, I love to fiddle with these things for a rather long time at the beginning, because it makes everything so much more easy when you potentially have hundreds of pages to set. But as a quick example: The main baseline grid is 12 points. That’s what the larger body text uses. I can divide that 12 points by 3, which gives me 4 points, which I use for the document grid. The column on the left also uses that 4 points as custom baseline grid. As a result, the text is in sync with the main text and always meets the main baseline grid at every 4th line. Just as the texts automatically aligns, the images can be aligned to that 4 point document grid, so they behave like the text.
  8. YooDooRight

    Aligning type with other elements on the page

    Do you have a screenshot of a grid that shows this working? I'd be really interested to see it. How do you shift or offset the baseline grid in Indesign anyway? I've heard it's possible but can't find the option.
  9. Ralf Herrmann

    Aligning type with other elements on the page

    It’s the easiest choice to just use the base-line grid and because of it, it is often done this way. It’s probably not the best choice. Personally, I have often just created a layer with a shifted base-line grid aligned to the x-height of the copy text. And I use that for aligning the top edge of the images. For more complex layouts, I sometimes create a finer base-line grid instead, so the running text doesn’t sit on every line but on something like every second/third/… line—again with one of those lines matching the x-height of the main text. This too allows the alignment of images to the x-height and also additional alignments, for example if there is smaller text in the margins.
  10. YooDooRight

    Aligning type with other elements on the page

    When typesetting copy next to other elements on a page — i.e. images — is it best practice to align the top of the image frame with the cap height of the type next to it? The trouble is, if your type is sat on a baseline grid then this isn't really possible (see images). It’s something i’ve wrestled with for a while. Be interested to hear your thoughts.
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    Quads are part of the spacing material for letterpress printing. The base size is the Em quad—spacing material in a quadratic shape with sides as long as the type size. Spacing material with the half width of an Em quad is called an En quad. Also in common use are larger quads like the 2-em quad and the 3-em quad.
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  13. Hi guys! I've been trying to identify the font used on the bookcovers of "The Life Trilogy" by David Attenborough (1985), but with no success so far... Can someone please help me out?
  14. Alright Gurus, I got another one for you! This is the logo for a dentist and I am setting up some envelopes for them and they want the addressing to be in this font. Sorry for the terrible quality...it is all they have. 😕 Here is a link to their website: https://hillcountryendodontics.com/ Thanks!
  15. Probably custom(ised). Alternatives may include: Beaulieu; Legan; Beorcana Display; Aperto; Stellar (Classic); Brewery (No 2); Greenleaf; Aphasia.
  16. Hi guys, I'm looking for the typeface used in this screenshot. Please help...much appreciated! Cheers. Here's the link of this post>>> https://www.instagram.com/p/B3bOwWLHvxz/
  17. Here is a screenshot of the logo from LoQ's website, www.loq.us They're an LA based footwear company. I'm not sure if this is a real font or a custom made logo. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
  18. Apple is known for its closed ecosystem and font use is no exception. Until recently, there was no official way to install fonts on the mobile operating system of Apple devices. With iOS 13 and the new iPad OS, font installation on the system level is now officially supported. But you might have guessed it: you won’t be able to just use a mobile browser on your iPhone or iPad and download and install any font from the internet. Apple only lets apps install fonts on the system level. So foundries and other font providers need to create an app or embed this functionality into an existing one. We can expect implementations from companies like Adobe and Monotype soon, since Apple already announced a partnership during their keynote in June 2019. One of the first apps to support the new font installation feature is the Font Diner app. At this time, it only lets you install a bundle of fonts free for personal use, but it’s a good and easy way to try out the feature. The fonts can be directly included in the app package or downloaded in the background. Apple performs a validation of the fonts to make sure they are secure and functional. As you can see on the screenshot above, system-level font installation always requires user consent. Once the fonts are installed, you can get an overview of all custom fonts under Settings → General → Fonts. You can browse an alphabetic list of the fonts and see the styles, file size, copyright information and a font sample. You can also remove a font directly without having to access the app which installed it. Uninstalling a font installation app will also remove all fonts which came with the app. It is also worth mentioning that custom fonts being installed with this new method will not be available automatically in every app that uses system fonts. Apps need to opt in to use custom fonts. Going forward, most apps will likely do so, but you might need to wait for future updates of your favorite apps, before your custom fonts will appear as a choice in the font menu of certain apps. If you want to try out the feature, you can check out Pages, which already supports custom fonts. Custom fonts in the Pages app
  19. Ralf Herrmann

    Public Type Works

    “Public Type Works enables the creation of new open source fonts. If enough people show interest by chipping in with a small financial contribution (comparable to a cup of coffee/tea/whatever), we can bring these fonts to life.”
  20. Spot on! Thanks! :) Thanks! Will look into that! :)
  21. Oh! Ok. I thought there was a problem with the post. But, hey, thanks anyway! Best!
  22. Hey jubei! You can get the names of online fonts by using a Chrome extension named "WhatFont".
  23. At some point it was posted, and I looked for a match, but between the small sample and the generic-looking typeface, I didn’t find any.
  24. I did, but I seems it is on hold:
  25. Please open a new thread for it.
  26. Riccardo! Thanks a ton for your help. I've certainly knew it was not only the chopped corners, but I wanted to make sure if there was an already high-waste-bold-condensed sans serif where they part of. I'll check those you've mention. Thanks again and have a great day! PS: There's another font I'm trying to get help with for some time now without any success. Would you mind taking a look? It would be a lot of help. Here's the link: Thanks once more.
  27. Young Serif https://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/youngserif
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