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I'm a software developer in the Baltimore/DC Metro area. I'm an alumni of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. I graduated in 2012 with a BS in Computer Science.

I'm also an avid Christian, guitarist, and music junkie.


Apr
30
comment Can logos be made just by using a font rather than creating a logo image?
Plenty use universally available (even if paid) fonts. Nothing custom (except maybe Time, but that's recent). Google uses Catull, Sony uses Clarendon Bold Expanded, and Toshiba uses Eurostile. Crate&Barrel, Target, and so many others use some form of Helvetica. The point is that it's possible. As @Johannes mentioned, sometimes it makes sense, sometimes it doesn't.
Feb
12
awarded  Yearling
Oct
5
comment What font or typeface is used in this text that says “Johnson”?
@GµårÐïåñ Hey, no argument that you are correct for the vast majority of cases. I'm just pointing out that it isn't universal. A good counter example is Time. If you head to Time.com, then open devtools and inspect their logo, you'll see that it's literally just text, not an image. Same goes for Slate (Slate.com).
Oct
4
comment What font or typeface is used in this text that says “Johnson”?
@GµårÐïåñ Well that's definitely not always true. There are plenty of corporations that use plain and simple text logos with no post processing whatsoever. Not to say that this is true in this case; my point here was just that I think other fonts would have been closer and taken less processing than Bible Script.
Oct
4
comment What font or typeface is used in this text that says “Johnson”?
Bible Script is far too calligraphic. It would have to be very heavily modified, to the point where it simply becomes another font. Look at how extreme the stroke contrast is, especially on s and o. Plus, I think the stress on the o is more diagonal. The o in @user15757's sample has a much more stress.
Oct
3
comment What font or typeface is used in this text that says “Johnson”?
Also, I'd like to comment that Plantin and Admark are 100% pixel for pixel identical, at least in these two samples.
Oct
3
comment What font or typeface is used in this text that says “Johnson”?
@AndrewLeach I actually think the most telling bit is the right leg terminal on h and n, and it makes me think that the most likely one is actually the last in the list, Berling, and it's the reason that Agmena can be immediately ruled out.
Sep
20
comment Can logos be made just by using a font rather than creating a logo image?
I think the important thing here is that you put some thought into it. There are absolutely plenty of very successful corporations whose logos are simple a line of text with some styling, and it can be done well, but it needs to be designed, not just typed out with no thought. @Johannes pointed out Crate&Barrel, which is a great example. Some others: Google, Time (the logo on their website literally is just styled text; inspect it in Firebug or other dev tools), Sony, Toshiba... the list goes on.
Aug
28
comment Is there a standard font format that is considered best practice when creating an open source/free font?
What exactly makes them "poorly constructed"? Is it just the smoothing/antialiasing, or lack thereof?
Aug
28
awarded  Scholar
Aug
28
comment Is there a standard font format that is considered best practice when creating an open source/free font?
Okay, I half-expected that.
Aug
28
accepted Is there a standard font format that is considered best practice when creating an open source/free font?
Aug
27
awarded  Nice Question
Aug
27
awarded  Student
Aug
27
asked Is there a standard font format that is considered best practice when creating an open source/free font?
Feb
13
awarded  Supporter
Feb
12
awarded  Teacher
Feb
12
answered Text effect on any background color
Feb
12
awarded  Autobiographer