16 posts

Custom Font Design

Jun 16, 2011 at 14:13


I was wondering if someone could help me.

I am looking at getting some custom fonts designed. Some will be plain and others coloured and I was wondering if anyone would be interested?

Hope to hear from you soon.

Jun 16, 2011 at 15:10

maybe you should give more basic explanations, like :

what characters do you need
what kind of style
how much you will pay

Jun 16, 2011 at 15:27

Thanks for replying.

I am looking to produce sports type lettering to print onto t-shirts

I have a few different designs I would like to discuss with the whoever is interested and I was hoping from this discussion we could come to an agreement on price. There is quite a few different styles that I am interested in having designed.

Jun 16, 2011 at 21:10

bit puzzled ... colored fonts? Can that finally be done ... and no-one told The Kat?

Jun 16, 2011 at 21:31

Is it not possible to set up fonts with different colours?

Are you able to do custom fonts?

Jun 17, 2011 at 02:12

As digital fonts are nothing but vector outlines rendering a shape they have no color info. Just shape. Color is set by the software using these outlines. So if one wants a 'multicolored' font some tricks need to be applied: 1. each letter has to be made out of different glyphs that on screen and/or print match position. Then in the software using this font the color has to be set per glyph.
An example how this can be done is the Madame where a letter is formed by the combination of a capital and a lower case letter with the bearings set in such a way that the two glyphs overlap. Then in an application you can achieve a (only) two colored result by doing something like this:
color A=black, color a=red, color B=black, color b=red etc.
Got the idea why this is not practical with 99,9% of computer users that have no idea of what they are doing ...

Jun 17, 2011 at 10:42

yeh, this really cool font was also made to be filled, using another technique (2 font files) :

Edited on Jun 17, 2011 at 10:45 by daaams

Jul 19, 2011 at 11:37

Would it be possible to turn this into a font?

I know it would just be black as you have explained above.

Jul 20, 2011 at 09:01


Jul 20, 2011 at 10:32

How much would it cost to get this done?

Jul 20, 2011 at 14:45

Numbers only? Depends on the quality of the images supplied. Your example is far too fuzzy.

Jul 20, 2011 at 15:06

Numbers and letters.

What type of file would you need?

Jul 20, 2011 at 15:34

Both grayscale and black&white png, image height per character 800px. Be aware, due to the enormous amount of contours per glyph a font like this, even with figures only, will become a mega-monster. You will be much better of with vectors.

Jul 21, 2011 at 10:19

As the url sayz, it seems to be a Nike font...

Jul 21, 2011 at 12:18

As Nike is not a foundry or a designer there is no such thing as a Nike font. But, yes, there are type designs used by Nike.

Jul 21, 2011 at 19:37

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