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Briskly: new font release for Fall 2016 — 3 Comments

  1. Dear David,

    I open this with great interest, as I look for a simple hand drawn type to use for my books. I illustrated and hand lettered my 1st book to great success and I played with the idea of creating my own typeface for the sequels. But I fear getting bogged down with something I’ve never done before.

    I have a feeling Briskly maybe a bit too casual, but would love your opinion.

    Would you like a copy of my very successful 1st book, “Hope for the Flowers”? I would be happy to send it to you. It is available in most bookstores and is celebrating its 45th anniversary in 2017 With editions in many countries, the Caterpillar heroes continue to crawl and help transform many as they finally transform themselves in the story (or more accurately allowed themselves to be transformed). You can also see many pages and illustrations on Amazon’s “look inside”. Please send me your snail mail address if you want the book. The next sequels will be close to the same style and size as the one I would send you.

    thanks for being a skilled workman, like those of old who built cathedrals for the glory of God!

    Created in the pre-digital age, I did all the color separations of all the images by hand.

    The digital version is just made in 2012, and the e-book came out for the iPad, Kindle, kobo and 2014. We needed to use “fixed format”..

    I’ve been struggling with indesign and Photoshop for some years and am still functioning on OS 10.6.8, Snow Leopard, hanging on to this level so as not to lose the value of my “owned!” CS 5. Thank you and blessings!

  2. I’d love to look at your book. As for the style of Briskly, I can’t enter into your head enough to know your style. No one can do that. It is loose, but also structured with defined cap height, x-height, baseline, and so on. So it may be less loose than you think.

    As for fixed layout: you can upload your color PDF into Kindle Textbook Creator [Amazon’s free software], they will convert it, and set you up to upload your book as a “Print Replica” ebook. It’s all free and easy. I’ve been surprised at how good the sales have been

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