A new book release: Practical Font Design: FontLab 4.6
A journey with an experienced font designer through the creation of a new OpenType font developed for release. This is also part of the training materials for the apprentices of the Hackberry Font Foundry.
That’s the blurb on Lulu. This is the first limited release on my Practical Font Design book. It is limited because it’s done on FontLab 4.6 and FontLab 5 has been out for quite a while.
As you know, Hackberry Fonts is a low-budget operation so David has simply not had the capital to invest in the latest version of FontLab. When that happens, we will be releasing a major effort (probably with ISBN#s and everything). However, I’m not sure we’ll bother with ISBNs there either because it makes the books twice as expensive for little added benefit to the reader.
We believe the book is helpful to graphic designers who are thinking about dipping their toe in the waters of font design.