Archive for January, 2011
It’s always nice when someone reveals something new to you about your own work. That’s what has recently happened in the preparation of the Creative Characters newsletter that MyFonts has just published on my work. While helping to prepare font samples for the sidebar, Anthony Noel was experimenting with my PowerStation fonts, and stumbled across a capability that I had not intended.
In setting the copy he inadvertantly combined both PowerStation Block and PowerStation Wedge. When I designed this font for 2-color layered typesetting, I had not even considered combining these two fonts on layers, one over the other. But that’s exactly what Mr. Noel did, with what for me were unexpectedly interesting results. I would have never thought it would work, and so never tried it.
So what’s come out of this is that we’ve discovered that PowerStation can now be typeset in three colors. Two color typesetting was always achievable with either the PowerStation Block fonts or the PowerStation Wedge fonts. The difference is that one would need BOTH of those packages in order to set type in three colors. I’ve created a PowerStation User Manual Supplement (1.1 MB download) which outlines the steps that need to be taken to effectively create three color typesetting. PowerStation my be purchased from MyFonts, Veer, FontShop, FontBros or YouWorkForThem.
I feel very honored that MyFonts chose me as the subject of their January 2011 Creative Characters Newsletter. It took the form of an interview, and in it I’ve answered a lot of questions, probably at greater length than I have in the past. So if you’re curious as to what makes me tick, set aside 10 or 15 minutes and read this interview. If you still have any questions, I’ll entertain them here!
All you information hounds can also check out the new “Interviews & Resources” page I’ve just set up on my website, where I’ve posted other interviews, articles, PDFs, etc., that I’ve done in the past. Now go write that report!
Watch for it – it’s about halfway through, and then again at the end. Ain’t she a cutie…I mean the truck.
Bonnie is the great-granddaughter of Ben Canter, founder of Canter’s Deli. Bonnie, along with her sister Dena, conceived the truck idea, found me, and worked together with me to come up with a great design.
To see and read more about Deliscript and the Canter’s Truck design, click HERE.