Funded! This project was successfully funded on June 18, 2012.

Update #8 - For backers only

Pre-release fonts coming this week!

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    COMPUTER DESKTOP WALLPAPERS! We'll have three designs: Victoriana theme; type design theme featuring a tribute to original type designer Hermann Ihlenburg; H.P. Lovecraft / Cthulhu horror theme. Use one or all! PLUS, you'll get exclusive backer-only updates on the project.

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    CRISTOFORO BASIC FONT, PERSONAL USE LICENSE. Just the upright font, with only the characters A-Z and a-z, and their accented variants, with a personal use license. Does not include swash alternates, numbers, nor the italic font, nor special symbols. PLUS the desktop wallpapers, backer listing and backer-only updates

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    FULL FONTS, PERSONAL USE LICENSE. Full fonts, with 300+ glyphs each, at a fraction of full price! Get the final versions Cristoforo, Cristoforo Italic and Cristoforo Symbols with a personal use license. 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 October (I think!). PLUS the desktop wallpapers, backer listing and backer-only updates

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    FULL FONTS, COMMERCIAL USE. Full fonts, at less than the retail price! Get the final versions of both Cristoforo, Cristoforo Italic and Cristoforo Symbols with a full commercial use license. 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 October (I think!). PLUS the desktop wallpapers, backer listing and backer-only updates

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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 full fonts with the full license, the desktop wallpapers, backer listing and backer-only updates!

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    + POSTER: a 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 with full license, the T-shirt, 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 T-shirt. Add $3 for each shirt that is XXL or larger.

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    + OVERSEER OF THE PROJECT! You'll get periodic updates with current versions of the fonts as I work on them throughout the project, plus the chance to give feedback on any aspect of the project. This is the reward to take if you want to get me to promise to add Esperanto support, or Norse runes, or something. :) PLUS the final fonts, the poster, the t-shirt, backer listing and backer-only updates. NOTE: Shipping outside USA and extra items costs as described above.

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    AN HOUR OF TYPE TRAINING. You get up to an hour of training by Skype (or in person, see below) critiquing your type design or giving you training on any aspect of typography and type design that interests you, and I have expertise in. NOTE: Add $40 per additional half hour. Can be split into two sessions, or more if you pay for more time. PLUS the final fonts, the poster, the T-shirt, backer listing and backer-only updates. NOTE: Shipping outside USA and extra items costs as described above. Can be done in person if you can meet me in Portland, or at a conference I'm attending, time permitting. From July to January I currently expect to visit Barcelona, Paris, Munich, Hamburg, Milwaukee, probably Chicago, maybe San Francisco, Hong Kong, probably New York City.

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    + A CUSTOM HARDCOVER BOOK with the title digitally foil-printed on the cover USING CRISTOFORO! I will take a PDF with 8.5 x 11 pages, of your choice, and print it on sturdy acid-free 11x17 pages two up. This will allow me to create hand-sewn signatures. I will then hand-bind it as a hardcover—in bonded leather! PLUS you get the fonts, the T-shirt and the poster, backer listing, and backer-only updates. NOTES: This is for a single book of up to 200 pages; add $1 per two pages beyond that. This reward is limited to books where we can get the permission of the copyright holder. Please either add the cost of licensing the book as a PDF, or provide proof that you have such a license already along with the PDF. Feel free to contact me for more details. Shipping outside USA and extra items costs as described above.

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    (added 2 more by popular demand) + A CUSTOM HARDCOVER BOOK with the title digitally foil-printed on the cover USING CRISTOFORO! I will take a PDF with 8.5 x 11 pages, of your choice, and print it on sturdy acid-free 11x17 pages two up. This will allow me to create hand-sewn signatures. I will then hand-bind it as a hardcover—in bonded leather! PLUS you get the fonts, the T-shirt and the poster, backer listing, and backer-only updates. NOTES: This is for a single book of up to 200 pages; add $1 per two pages beyond that. This reward is limited to books where we can get the permission of the copyright holder. Please either add the cost of licensing the book as a PDF, or provide proof that you have such a license already along with the PDF. Feel free to contact me for more details. Shipping outside USA and extra items costs as described above.

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    + CUSTOM TWO-DAY (or longer!) WORKSHOP just for you! ADD $800 for each additional day up to five. I'll teach you anything you want to learn about type design and typography that I know. You'll enjoy my wife's wonderful cooking, and absorb fonty goodness until your brain explodes! Learn anything from outline construction to spacing and kerning, or how to use multiple master technology to design an extended family of fonts all at once! Or anything else I can teach. Includes two meals a day, for up to two people. Date subject to mutual agreement, some time between project funding and the end of Feburary. Does not include your travel costs to get to Portland, Oregon. You may also opt to have me come to you if you can cover my travel costs and expenses. Email me to discuss this one! :) PLUS the final fonts, the poster, the t-shirt, backer listing and backer-only updates. NOTE: Shipping outside USA and extra items costs as described above... unless you pick up. :)

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