Alex John Lucas a Typeface Designer
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Type Blog

Type Blog is a blog dedicated to Typography. It addresses topics regarding the typeface design process, font design, and typography. Type Blog is a work of the typeface designer Alex John Lucas.

Posts tagged Typeface Design
How to Draw Beautiful Bezier Curves

Drawing Bézier Curves can be hard. Learn the three rules to draw great Bézier Curves

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Reflecting on Designing a Typeface: Robert III

I have spent months developing my latest typeface, Robert III. While there is still a lot of work to be done it is always good to take time and reflect on what you have done and what you have learned.

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How to Make an Italic

An important part of designing a typeface is to create an italic that goes along with the roman. Learn how to design and italic typeface.

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Breaking down Typographic Inspiration

Existing typefaces often are one of the biggest sources of inspiration for designing a new typeface, therefore analyzing existing typefaces offers a deeper understanding of how type is constructed. Learn two methods of how I break down typographic inspiration for my designs.

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Creating Bold and Light Weights

Changing the weight of your typeface can seem a daunting task. This guide will offer some tips and important information to know before jumping into creating bold and light weights.

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5 Tips To Designing A Typeface Like A Pro

Are you starting to design a typeface? Check out these 5 shortcuts that will make your workflow faster and more efficient.

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How to Space a Typeface

The spacing of your font is more important than the design of your letters. This post dives into the basics of spacing a typeface including tips and tricks to make sure your typeface is perfectly spaced.

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Typeface Design Reading list

Books on designing typography are difficult to come by. This is an ongoing list of the best books and articles about typeface design.

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Digitizing a Typeface: Part 1

Wanting to design a typeface? This series of articles provides insight into all of the tips and trick you need to begin digitizing a typeface. It is a step by step instruction, with some inside tips, on how to take your drawings and turn them into digital drawings for your typeface.

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Designing a Script You can't Read

By designing for typographic scripts that I can’t read I have learned about typeface design, and become a better typeface designer because of my experiences.

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Sketching a Typeface

How do you begin to design a typeface? This is a general overview of how to begin to sketch a typeface.

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Welcome to Type Blog

Welcome to Type Blog. A place where Alex John Lucas shares information about designing typefaces, and typography at large.

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3 Steps to Start Designing Typefaces

These are the 3 steps that I use when I begin to design a new typeface.

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