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Every-Tuesday Font Project: Week 6

November 6, 2015
every-tuesday font project week 6

Happy Friday! I’m so excited to announce the conclusion of the Font Project this week! It’s been a great 6 weeks learning how to really take a font from some doodled letters on paper, to typing on screen. I know I still have a ways to go with learning the ins and outs of Glyphs Mini (as with any kind of software), but it’s a challenge I’m looking forward to take on. I have a few final tips I wanted to share from this week’s work, and I also want to announce that my new font has a name and it’s available for download! Read on for it all!

So first things first: I give you….

honeymoon preview

Why “honeymoon”? To give you the cheesy answer, it’s because creating my very first font has been something I’ve wanted/looked forward to and worked towards for awhile. I’ve fallen in love with the entire process and I’m seeing this as a new future for us both πŸ˜€ The more I type with it, it has such a fun and playful personality. That’s what love’s supposed to be, right?!

Now to the good stuff…

Spence coded this awesome font previewer (below) so you can type in your text and see it set in honeymoon! Give it a try, pretty addicting πŸ™‚

ALSO! Go get it!

I’ve made honeymoon available as a pay-what-you-want (personal use only) over on Gumroad, Commercial License available here. Enter ‘0’ for a free download, or you can send me a tip of your choosing πŸ™‚ I also learned I wasn’t able to include international characters with Glyphs Mini – will have to purchase the full program for that, so just a head’s up this font is a set of your ‘standard’ characters. Just hit the button below to go grab it πŸ™‚ Extra beauty shot mock up images below, too.

Honeymoon Font preview


honeymoon regular

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dream a little dream

all of my stars

all glory

A few final font project pointers…

Exporting your font

In Glyphs Mini, go to File > Font Info and up at the top, type the name you want your font to be. Doing that will give the otf your font’s name when you export πŸ™‚

font info

To export, go File > Export, click next (you should see 3 checked boxes in a row by default), choose where you’d like it to save to and then click ‘Export Font’.

export screen settings

To install on a Mac, go into your font book, hit the plus sign at the top, choose your font and viola! Installed πŸ™‚ If you need to fix your font in some way back in Glyphs Mini and need to re-export it, in your font book, right click your font, choose remove, then reinstall.

 

Thank you so much for following along with the Font Project! I’ve had so much fun over the past few weeks, and it means a lot to have had you along for the ride. I’m still learning, but if there’s anything you’re wondering about that I might be able to answer, don’t hesitate to ask πŸ™‚ Have a great weekend!

15 Comments

  • Reply Kristin Healy November 6, 2015 at 12:08 PM

    Congratulations on your first typeface! Honeymoon is a perfect name. Thank you for sharing your progress with us the past 6 weeks. It’s been educational as well as inspirational. Can’t wait to see your next one – a brush script of your fabulous waterbrush lettering would be great!

    • Reply Teela November 7, 2015 at 1:07 AM

      Thanks so much, Kristin! Now that I’ve got a handle on things, I’m definitely planning on the next one being brush script, my favorite style by far πŸ™‚ Thanks for the feedback and following along!

  • Reply Babs November 8, 2015 at 10:18 AM

    Wow, major respect. It turned out so great. You totally inspired me to try and make my own font someday πŸ™‚

    • Reply Teela November 8, 2015 at 3:14 PM

      Yay! Thanks so much for checking it out! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Jodie November 15, 2015 at 6:39 AM

    I’m thrilled with my purchase! You are so talented.

    • Reply Teela November 15, 2015 at 9:16 PM

      Thanks so much, Jodie! Means a lot to have your support! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Violet November 20, 2015 at 4:03 PM

    It was so much fun following along with your font adventure, and Honeymoon came out wonderfully! Thanks for sharing such a detailed account of your process, it was really fascinating.

    • Reply Teela November 23, 2015 at 1:03 AM

      Thanks so much for following along! I’m so glad you like the outcome! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Kari November 25, 2015 at 11:37 PM

    This font is perfect for my current projects! I am so happy to have found your website.

    • Reply Teela November 30, 2015 at 4:01 AM

      Yay! Awesome to hear πŸ™‚ Happy you found me, too!

  • Reply Debbie November 30, 2015 at 11:00 AM

    Thank you, Teela!

    • Reply Teela November 30, 2015 at 10:36 PM

      Thanks for checking it out! πŸ™‚

  • Reply jenn shurkus December 16, 2015 at 9:47 AM

    love how it came out! i started my own font eons ago when I was in college- this has inspired me to maybe try again- 2016? πŸ˜‰

    • Reply Teela December 20, 2015 at 11:51 AM

      yay! I hope you do! So fulfilling when it’s finally done πŸ™‚ Thanks for checking it out!

  • Reply Rosie Clark November 12, 2016 at 8:22 AM

    Teela I just downloaded your font,I’ll install it on my pc. I’m so excited. I want to type out the alphabet. So that I can learn it.

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