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The ultimate geometric display font for FREE, T-shirts & original works of fine art! /////////////////////////// DOES ANYONE EVEN CARE?

“Alfonso is a man with such a severe combination of dyslexia and spatial dysgraphia that he can’t even write words down correctly as he looks at them. Yet, after seventeen years, he has created what just might be the most ambitious and innovative font ever devised. This shouldn’t come as a surprise as this is not by any means the first font he has created. In fact he is a world class graphic designer who is now seeking to finance the free distribution of his new font by offering sponsorship packages, commencing at two dollars, which may consist of anything from T-shirts or original artwork to having your logo included as a character in the font.”

Hello, The most important thing to know is that this project was created to build appreciation and a network of goodwill so when I announce my forth coming revolutionary project I can have an audience to communicated to directly. Because of my disabilities, I currently have no online network and yes, I fully recognize that a font is the type of idiosyncratic project that less than one percent of the population cares about. However, the next project will have incredible mass appeal, enact substantive societal good and may even profoundly impact an industry. Really, the next project will be Steve Jobs kind of big. So even if you don't care to donate a cent to this project please send me an email or better yet give me call so that when I announce the massive project I can inform you about it directly.

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mangreaterthanmoney@gmail.com

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(Translations of what I wrote appear under my hand written notes.)

My oldest child is in first grade and already I'm having great difficulty in helping her write out her homework.

In fact, she can already spell many words that I cannot.

In my 36 years I have only succeeded in memorizing three phone numbers.

I have yet to memorize my own phone number or my address for that matter.

Because I am afflicted with severe dysgraphia, which- as you may have surmised- in no way affects my intellect, I will die never having been able to write an understandable love letter to my wife,

correctly filled out my children's medical forms nor properly filled out a job application by myself.

I live in a society that depends on writing to communicate and I can't even write a word correctly as I look at it!

Fortuitously I can draw words like this...

The web, blogging, e-mail, texting and twitter have created previously unimagined possibilities for your voice to beheard and yet they simultaneously erected new seemingly impenetrable barricades around my own. Please be the internet voice of a person that has none. Please blog, e-mail, text or twitter about this project. Thank you

The project: Man Greater Than Money Font

Why does the world need another font ? As the utterance of words does not communicate as much as its audio and physical paralanguage so too is the written language crippled when sundered from the expressiveness of design.

Upon growing in visual sophistication, we are awakened to the severe expressive limitations of a rudimentary typographic palette and commence to make ever greater demands upon our typefaces. Everything from a font's ability to attack attention to itself, its legibility and its ability to accurately express in visual form the writing's unique tone is contemplated. Thus people's uniqueness combined with the multiplicity of scenarios in which we use writing to communicate creates the necessity for ever greater varieties of fonts.   

What’s so great about this font? In creating the very first font developed exclusively for use in secondary display settings I was faced with performing a number of precarious balancing acts. When the font is set the ensuing word forms have to draw attention to themselves, yet do so to a lesser degree than the headline or logo word mark they may be accompanying. The letter forms have to be able to both tightly interlock regardless of what combination they found themselves in and perfectly flow from one to another if kerned normally, loosely, very loosely, very widely or even mono spaced: All the while permitting for the alignment of strokes across multiple rows of text regardless of how the font is kerned. The font blatantly ignores traditional notions of typography to achieve harmonious word shapes without awkward negative spaces or strokes. The letters are not really letters but instead highly legible geometric forms so that these shapes can function as visual elements within the layout.

The unprecedented challenges which I was maniacally determined to conquer necessitated the creation of many new letter forms which still had to be easily comprehensible to a broad populous who had never viewed them. In short, Man Greater Than Money Font offers an unprecedented degree of perfection within a font.

Universal Accents

The Man Greater Than Money Font also introduces the concept of universal accents. Rather than having the potpourri of shapes currently used to represent all the different accents why not simply used a bar, or if the top of the letter form is a peak a dot, to indicate the accent. It is obvious to anyone who is literate in the language what accent the bar or dot represents without having to view the actual corresponding accent shape. Thus, using the universal accent method creates greater visual uniformity.

Of corse, if your not ready to adapt Universal Accents in your work, the Man Greater Than Money Font also contains the traditional accent shapes rendered in a variety of ways and with multiple accent alignments so you can kern (adjust the spacing between letters) your words anyway you please.

Is that really your phone number? Yes it really is and I really answer it myself. If for some reason I am not able to immediately answer your call, like say you phone me at 3 a.m. EST and I am sleeping, just leave me a message and I will return your call. I am trusting you with my phone number please do not abuse my trust.

Can I send you an email instead of calling? Sure but if you want a reply you need to provide a telephone number and a good time to call.

How many characters does the Man Greater Than Money Font have?
Wow! The Man Greater Than Money Font contains Basics, Alternates, Display figure (not shown to conserve space), Universal Accents, Tabular figures (not shown to conserve space), Diacritics, Flips, Cyrillics (not shown to conserve space), Diphthongs (not shown to conserve space) and  Akhand Ligatures (not shown to conserve space). Additionally, I am still adding glyphs all the time and I have not taken the time to count them all but it is well in the tens of thousands. Yes, that's tens of thousands of glyphs, not over a font family, but in a single font that does not even have any minuscules (lowercase letters).

How can I access all the tens of thousands of characters in the Man Greater Than Money Font if my keyboard has nowhere near so many keys? The additional glyphs in the Man Greater Than Money Font can be accessed from the glyphs palette on any of the programs that posse this function.

Will the Man Greater Than Money Font be available as a Google Web Font? I would love to create an additional Google Web Font version of the Man Greater Than Money Font but as of this writing I have yet to hear from anyone on the Google Web Fonts team. I do not know if I have sent my emails to the right place so if you have their contact information please pass it along to me.

Why should I provide two dollars when I can just wait and eventually I can get the Man Greater Than Money Font for free? First off, if you really cannot afford two dollars for a font, just send me an email and I will let you know when it is available to the public and were you can get it for free. Please note that, to my knowledge - which is quite extensive in this area - there is NO other professional quality display font that is anywhere near as expansive. This means that I cannot do a direct comparison on a market place price for such a font. However, an extensive professional quality font family that may still not have as many total unique glyphs will cost you $1,000.00 if not more for a single user license. If your a pro you already know this but if your not, I encourage you to research for yourself what an expansive PROFESSIONAL quality font family license will cost you.
I, however, understand the point you are making: that despite what an incredible value the Man Greater Than Money Font is at a meager $2.00, by ultimately offering it free of any charge, I am creating a disincentive towards baking the project. For that reason I shale release the font in the fallowing manner: If the project raises $1 then all the Basics will be released with the font but only the basics. $6,000 and all the Alternates are also released. $12,000 and all the Display figures (not shown to conserve space) are also released. $24,000 and all the Universal Accents are also released. $40,000 and all the Tabular figures (not shown to conserve space) are also released. $75,000 and all the Diacritics are also released. $125,000 and all the Flips are also released. $175,000 and all the Cyrillics (not shown to conserve space) are also released. $225,000 and all the Diphthongs (not shown to conserve space) are also released. $250,000 and all the Akhand Ligatures (not shown to conserve space) are also released.
In other words the font will be released no matter what, how extensive the font will be right from the start is completely dependent on you. Any portion of the font that is not immediately released will be; just at a later time; perhaps by anther Kick Starter project but that is yet to be determined. I do not care to contemplate failure right now.

REWARDS

Examples of my color work $50.00 reward

Examples of my monochromatic work $35.00 reward

LEGEND T-shirt $25.00 reward

F-104 STARFIGHTER T-shirt $25.00 reward

VIRTUOUS:DOUBLE HEADED DRAGON T-shirt $25.00 reward

Fine Art Pictrography $10,000.00 reward When hung this way the title is Art Should BE Seen AND not RED, which is what the work reads at this orientation.

When hung upside-down from its previous orientation the title is POP ARTIST WORE RIGHT, which is what it now reads.

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Fine Art Pictrography $10,000.00 reward Critics say THIS PIECE was Created BY A CUTTING Edge ARTIST

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    For just two dollars you will receive the font by email three months before it is available to the public and if you have a US phone number you will receive a phone call from me to thank you for your support.

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    For just ten dollars you will have your name included as one of the additional glyphs (characters) in the font. Imagine having your name permanently painted on the Sixteenth Chapel, permanently welded to the Eiffel Tower or permanently included as one of the additional glyphs in the Helvetica font. Well you can’t do that but by having your name in this historically significant font you ensure it will be seen centuries from now. Think about it, even if your name was included in what is currently the most despised font, Comic Sans, your name would still be famous. How much better is it then to have your name on the ultimate geometric display font. Plus you will receive the font by email three months before it is available to the public and if you have a US phone number you will receive a phone call from me to thank you for your support.

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    For just twenty dollars your vector 1 color logo (which you will provide) will be included as ten, yes ten, separate additional glyphs (characters) in the font, thereby making it the John Hancock among the other names. Additionally you will be granted a license to distribute the font. Plus you will receive the font by email three months before it is available to the public and if you have a US phone number you will receive a phone call from me to thank you for your support.

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    LEGEND T-SHIRT SIZE EXTRA LARGE. For twenty five dollars you get a black, fitted cut, combed cotton t-shirt. Screen printed with two hits of red and the Alfonso woven label. Back around the turn of the millennium I use to have a small clothing label that sold at such chic boutiques as Base on Lincoln road, South Beach. I have been hanging on to a few items from my former clothing line to one day pass along to my kids but having this project succeed is more important. If you live outside the United States please add an additional $5 dollars for shipping. Additionally your vector 1 color logo (which you will provide) will be included as ten, yes ten, separate additional glyphs (characters) in the font, thereby making it the John Hancock among the other names. You will be granted a license to distribute the font. Plus you will receive the font by email three months before it is available to the public and if you have a US phone number you will receive a phone call from me to thank you for your support.

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    LEGEND T-SHIRT SIZE LARGE. For twenty five dollars you get a black, fitted cut, combed cotton t-shirt. Screen printed with two hits of red and the Alfonso woven label. Back around the turn of the millennium I use to have a small clothing label that sold at such chic boutiques as Base on Lincoln road, South Beach. I have been hanging on to a few items from my former clothing line to one day pass along to my kids but having this project succeed is more important. If you live outside the United States please add an additional $5 dollars for shipping. Additionally your vector 1 color logo (which you will provide) will be included as ten, yes ten, separate additional glyphs (characters) in the font, thereby making it the John Hancock among the other names. You will be granted a license to distribute the font. Plus you will receive the font by email three months before it is available to the public and if you have a US phone number you will receive a phone call from me to thank you for your support.

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    LEGEND T-SHIRT SIZE MEDIUM. For twenty five dollars you get a black, fitted cut, combed cotton t-shirt. Screen printed with two hits of red and the Alfonso woven label. Back around the turn of the millennium I use to have a small clothing label that sold at such chic boutiques as Base on Lincoln road, South Beach. I have been hanging on to a few items from my former clothing line to one day pass along to my kids but having this project succeed is more important. If you live outside the United States please add an additional $5 dollars for shipping. Additionally your vector 1 color logo (which you will provide) will be included as ten, yes ten, separate additional glyphs (characters) in the font, thereby making it the John Hancock among the other names. You will be granted a license to distribute the font. Plus you will receive the font by email three months before it is available to the public and if you have a US phone number you will receive a phone call from me to thank you for your support.

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    F-104 STARFIGHTER T-SHIRT SIZE MEDIUM. For twenty five dollars you get a black, fitted cut, combed cotton t-shirt. Screen printed with two hits of red and the Alfonso woven label. Back around the turn of the millennium I use to have a small clothing label that sold at such chic boutiques as Base on Lincoln road, South Beach. I have been hanging on to a few items from my former clothing line to one day pass along to my kids but having this project succeed is more important. If you live outside the United States please add an additional $5 dollars for shipping. Additionally your vector 1 color logo (which you will provide) will be included as ten, yes ten, separate additional glyphs (characters) in the font, thereby making it the John Hancock among the other names. You will be granted a license to distribute the font. Plus you will receive the font by email three months before it is available to the public and if you have a US phone number you will receive a phone call from me to thank you for your support.

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    F-104 STARFIGHTER T-SHIRT SIZE LARGE. For twenty five dollars you get a black, fitted cut, combed cotton t-shirt. Screen printed with two hits of red and the Alfonso woven label. Back around the turn of the millennium I use to have a small clothing label that sold at such chic boutiques as Base on Lincoln road, South Beach. I have been hanging on to a few items from my former clothing line to one day pass along to my kids but having this project succeed is more important. If you live outside the United States please add an additional $5 dollars for shipping. Additionally your vector 1 color logo (which you will provide) will be included as ten, yes ten, separate additional glyphs (characters) in the font, thereby making it the John Hancock among the other names. You will be granted a license to distribute the font. Plus you will receive the font by email three months before it is available to the public and if you have a US phone number you will receive a phone call from me to thank you for your support.

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    VIRTUOUS:DOUBLE HEADED DRAGON T-SHIRT SIZE EXTRA LARGE. For twenty five dollars you get a black, fitted cut, combed cotton t-shirt. Screen printed with two hits of red and the Alfonso woven label. Back around the turn of the millennium I use to have a small clothing label that sold at such chic boutiques as Base on Lincoln road, South Beach. I have been hanging on to a few items from my former clothing line to one day pass along to my kids but having this project succeed is more important. If you live outside the United States please add an additional $5 dollars for shipping. Additionally your vector 1 color logo (which you will provide) will be included as ten, yes ten, separate additional glyphs (characters) in the font, thereby making it the John Hancock among the other names. You will be granted a license to distribute the font. Plus you will receive the font by email three months before it is available to the public and if you have a US phone number you will receive a phone call from me to thank you for your support.

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    VIRTUOUS:DOUBLE HEADED DRAGON T-SHIRT SIZE MEDIUM. For twenty five dollars you get a black, fitted cut, combed cotton t-shirt. Screen printed with two hits of red and the Alfonso woven label. Back around the turn of the millennium I use to have a small clothing label that sold at such chic boutiques as Base on Lincoln road, South Beach. I have been hanging on to a few items from my former clothing line to one day pass along to my kids but having this project succeed is more important. If you live outside the United States please add an additional $5 dollars for shipping. Additionally your vector 1 color logo (which you will provide) will be included as ten, yes ten, separate additional glyphs (characters) in the font, thereby making it the John Hancock among the other names. You will be granted a license to distribute the font. Plus you will receive the font by email three months before it is available to the public and if you have a US phone number you will receive a phone call from me to thank you for your support.

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    VIRTUOUS:DOUBLE HEADED DRAGON T-SHIRT SIZE LARGE. For twenty five dollars you get a black, fitted cut, combed cotton t-shirt. Screen printed with two hits of red and the Alfonso woven label. Back around the turn of the millennium I use to have a small clothing label that sold at such chic boutiques as Base on Lincoln road, South Beach. I have been hanging on to a few items from my former clothing line to one day pass along to my kids but having this project succeed is more important. If you live outside the United States please add an additional $5 dollars for shipping. Additionally your vector 1 color logo (which you will provide) will be included as ten, yes ten, separate additional glyphs (characters) in the font, thereby making it the John Hancock among the other names. You will be granted a license to distribute the font. Plus you will receive the font by email three months before it is available to the public and if you have a US phone number you will receive a phone call from me to thank you for your support.

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    F-104 STARFIGHTER T-SHIRT SIZE EXTRA LARGE. For twenty five dollars you get a black, fitted cut, combed cotton t-shirt. Screen printed with two hits of red and the Alfonso woven label. Back around the turn of the millennium I use to have a small clothing label that sold at such chic boutiques as Base on Lincoln road, South Beach. I have been hanging on to a few items from my former clothing line to one day pass along to my kids but having this project succeed is more important. If you live outside the United States please add an additional $5 dollars for shipping. Additionally your vector 1 color logo (which you will provide) will be included as ten, yes ten, separate additional glyphs (characters) in the font, thereby making it the John Hancock among the other names. You will be granted a license to distribute the font. Plus you will receive the font by email three months before it is available to the public and if you have a US phone number you will receive a phone call from me to thank you for your support.

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    For just thirty five dollars you will get a somewhat smaller than envelope size (so it can fit in an envelope) monochromatic (one color tone) original art work done by me in the media of my choice (most likely mixed media). This is over ninety percent off what I typically charge to create a similar image for publication and they don’t even keep the original. My colleges must be pulling their hair off right now because I am doing this but please take heart that I will never again offer my artwork so extraordinarily cheap. So if you have never purchased a quality work of art but have wanted to, you will never find a better bargain. Plus your vector 1 color logo (which you will provide) will be included as ten separate additional glyphs (characters) in the font. Plus you will receive the font by email three months before it is available to the public and you will receive a phone call from me to thank you for your support. Please note, because I have no idea how many people are going to take advantage of this reward, I reserve the right to stop offering this prize prior to the end of the kick starter deadline. Everyone who does make their pledge while the prize is offered will have their prize honored. Additionally all works of art will be created after the font is completed. Please note that completion of the font is dependent upon the amount of sponsors it receives and the timely nature in which they provide all the needed data. Therefore all delivery time periods for this prize are approximated.

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    I really must have gone crazy because for a mere fifty bucks you will get a full color eight by ten work of art in the media of my choice (most likely mixed media). This is well over ninety five percent off what I typically charge for creating a similar image for commercial purposes and they don’t even keep the original. That’s right for a measly fifty bucks you will get a work of art that could very well one day be in a museum. In fact, art work I created decades ago has already appeared in prestigious art museums. Plus your vector 1 color logo (which you will provide) will be included as ten separate additional glyphs (characters) in the font. Plus you will receive the font by email three months before it is available to the public and if you have a US phone number you will receive a phone call from me to thank you for your support. Please note, because I have no idea how many people are going to take advantage of this give away, I reserve the right to stop offering this prize prior to the end of the kick starter deadline. Everyone who does make their pledge while the prize is offered will have their prize honored. Additionally all works of art will be created after the font is completed. Please note that completion of the font is dependent upon the amount of sponsors it receives and the timely nature in which they provide all the needed data. Therefore all delivery time periods for this prize are approximated.

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    Digital Fine Art Fuji Pictrography. Title: THIS PIECE was Created BY A CUTTING Edge ARTIST // 8"x10" // 320ppi // Created in 1996 // Gallery list price: $13,500 // Plus your vector 1 color logo (which you will provide) will be included as ten separate additional glyphs (characters) in the font. Plus you will receive the font by email three months before it is available to the public and if you have a US phone number you will receive a phone call from me to thank you for your support. Please note, because I have no idea how many people are going to take advantage of this give away, I reserve the right to stop offering this prize prior to the end of the kick starter deadline. Everyone who does make their pledge while the prize is offered will have their prize honored. Additionally all works of art will be created after the font is completed. Please note that completion of the font is dependent upon the amount of sponsors it receives and the timely nature in which they provide all the needed data. Therefore all delivery time periods for this prize are approximated.

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    Digital Fine Art Fuji Pictrography. Title: Art Should BE Seen AND not RED /POP ARTIST WORE RIGHT // 8"x10" // 320ppi // Created in 1996 // Gallery list price: $15,000 // When hung one way the work reads “Art Should BE Seen AND not RED”. When hung upside-down from its previous orientation the work reads “POP ARTIST WORE RIGHT.” Ether orientation is correct. Plus your vector 1 color logo (which you will provide) will be included as ten separate additional glyphs (characters) in the font. Plus you will receive the font by email three months before it is available to the public and if you have a US phone number you will receive a phone call from me to thank you for your support. Please note, because I have no idea how many people are going to take advantage of this give away, I reserve the right to stop offering this prize prior to the end of the kick starter deadline. Everyone who does make their pledge while the prize is offered will have their prize honored. Additionally all works of art will be created after the font is completed. Please note that completion of the font is dependent upon the amount of sponsors it receives and the timely nature in which they provide all the needed data. Therefore all delivery time periods for this prize are approximated.

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