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« Cristoforo: back my new crowd-​funded typeface

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[UPDATE 26 May 2012: The first try didn’t quite make it, so I revised the reward structure and re-​launched! Link now points to the revised project.]

Yes, I’m starting a Kickstarter campaign to find backers for my new typeface, Cristoforo, a revival of some classic Victorian typefaces by Hermann Ihlenburg. It’s also known as the typeface of Call of Cthulhu (the H.P. Lovecraft roleplaying game), and as the original logo for Cracker Jack. The campaign will only last until midnight on Saturday May 19 [revised: June 17], which is 26 days from now. Basically, people pledge money up front for the fonts (and other goodies) so I know the project is viable. Reward options for backers depend on their funding level, and include not only the fonts, but computer desktop wallpaper, postcards, T-​shirts and posters.

Kickstarter is all or nothing. Only if the total pledges exceed the minimum funding target are people’s credit cards charged and the project moves forward.

If funding exceeds the minimum by enough of a margin, I can add more language support for central/​eastern Europe (including Cyrillic), and even pay an intern!

Check it out!

2 commentsto “Cristoforo: back my new crowd-​funded typeface”

  • April 27, 2012
    Dr.Type wrote

    The existing font of Columbus is sufficient to use as a 19th
    century display type. This font has been in my library for the past 40 years.

  • April 27, 2012
    Thomas Phinney wrote

    Welcome the famed Robert Trogman!

    If you have had “the existing font of Columbus” since 1972, then can I assume we are talking the metal (or wood) type?

    In either case, I think a lot of people would say that they would find a digital font more useful to them. If you enjoy the existing physical type, more power to you! I’ll probably be in touch to check to check some details, such as whether my specimen shows all the glyphs.



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