“Arcano was born with drawings of special glyphs in Chinese ink. In each letter you will find symbols, diamonds, leaves, and more. I usually work with Chinese ink because the black is always so deep and sharp. The substrate was a Japanese calligraphy paper, used because it’s smooth, bleed-proof, and the warm white of the sheets makes the ink come out even more.
“I studied calligraphy more than 10 years ago, and in a way, I stopped for a while because of my Mac. The calligraphy world is very extended and there are people that work solely in that niche. You need practice, time, patience, and of course good taste.
“I’m a graphic designer, web designer, and typographer. I have always had an interest in writing, and I developed 10 fonts last year. My studio is called Resistenza.es, basically we are two — me and Paco González. We have a lot of collaborators and friends who help us when we need an extra bezier.
“Arcano has been scanned and traced, with Fontlab, the best typography software that I know. It was a lot of work, spanning four months, 26 letters and 10 numbers. There are no commas, dots, or accents, and I recommend Arcano Type for large text.”
— GIUSEPPE SALERNO
Giuseppe kindly agreed to give five of you a copy of his true type font (or you can buy it here for €30).
On Wednesday I’ll randomly select five names from the comment thread on this post, then send winners an email with Giuseppe CC’d so he can send the file.
Update: Wednesday 23rd February
The winners are: Carlos, Juan, Mindi, Arvin, and Wendy.
Thanks for sharing your favourite typography vids.
All I ask is that you include a link in your comment to one of your favourite typography-related Vimeo or YouTube videos with a sentence or two describing what it shows (the less “views” the better — I’m pretty sure we’ve all seen our fair share).
I struggle to think of giveaway requirements that have some form of side-benefit to you, so if you have future entry suggestions, I’m all ears.