More glyphs promised for Cristoforo fonts!
Here's a quick update to add some new promises for glyphs for my Cristoforo fonts—a couple of things suggested to me by a backer, and more details for a couple of things I was already planning.
COLUMBUS INITIALS FOR SWASHES: Some letters I was already doing swash caps for, namely all of those in Columbus Initials. You see a couple of these in my samples already. I've attached some photos from an ATF specimen book showing all the swashes (some a bit distorted in the photo, sorry).
The full set is: B C E F K L Q R S T V W (see image)
SIMPLIFIED CAPS: Some of the caps will have two different shapes, a default more elaborate shape (seen on the Kickstarter page in the main graphic), and a simplified shape. In some cases these simplified shapes have been seen before; I suspect some might have originated in a different cut of the original; some samples of Columbus are labeled "Columbus No. 2" suggesting that there were changes made from one cut to the next. That's something I still need to research.
Letters affected: C G H J O P
ZERO SHAPE FOR O: The Call of Cthulhu logo used the zero in place of the lowercase letter o. I am making alternate versions of both the lowercase and the cap O that uses the shape of the zero, but with stroke thickness corrected to work better at the target size.
STILL MORE GLYPHS!
Thanks to backer feedback (hi Dean!), I am intending to add the following:
NEW SWASHES: I am intending to design new swash glyphs for the letters A D G and Q.
EXTRA SWASHY: I can also do a second set of even longer or more elaborate swashes as further alternates for A D E F K L Q R S T V W
STAND-ALONE SWASHY BITS: I am also looking at creating some stand-alone swash elements in the same style, for use as ornaments or dividing lines.
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+ THREE LETTERPRESS POSTCARDS: I'll mail you a set of three letterpress printed postcards (one in each of the three themes mentioned above). Postcards will be printed letterpress using the Cristoforo fonts! And you get listed on the web site as one of my fabulous backers! PLUS, get the desktop wallpapers and get backer-only updates. ADD $2 for outside the USA.Estimated delivery:
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THE FINAL FONTS—ALL DIGITAL PACKAGE. Full fonts, at less than the retail price! Get the final versions of both Cristoforo and Cristoforo Italic. You'll also get a working version of Cristoforo upright within a month of the project being funded, and a working version of the italic by the end of September (I think!). PLUS the desktop wallpapers, backer listing and backer-only updates! (But see below if you want the postcards as well.)Estimated delivery:
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+ T-SHIRT: a special Cristoforo silk-screened cotton T-shirt, printed in two colors, and good quality, in your choice of sizes. NOTE: Add $5 for shipping to Canada/Mexico, and $10 for anywhere further abroad. Add $25 for each additional T-shirt, and $3 for each T-shirt that needs to be XXL or larger. PLUS you'll get the final fonts, the desktop wallpapers, the postcards, backer listing and backer-only updates!Estimated delivery:
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+ POSTER: a two-color 18" x 24" poster, showing off Cristoforo! The poster will be printed on archival quality acid-free paper as a limited edition of 100. PLUS you'll get the the final fonts, the T-shirt, the postcards, backer listing and backer-only updates! NOTE: Add $10 for shipping to Canada or Mexico, and $20 for anywhere further from the USA. Add $25 for each additional poster or $25 for each additional T-shirt. Add $3 for each shirt that is XXL or larger.Estimated delivery:
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