Quantcast

Now this is blatant false advertising...

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Tenchiro, Oct 13, 2005.

  1. Tenchiro

    Tenchiro Attention K Mart Shoppers

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 0
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2002
    Messages:
    5,407
    Location:
    New England
    There are only a few hundred fonts in there, but they are counting the different type styles of the same typeface as seperate fonts... Not to mention that many of the typefaces are almost identical to each other...

    For $9,000 I would expect more from Adobe. :mumble:
     

    Please register to disable this ad.

  2. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

    Rep/Likes:
    4 / 0
    Joined:
    May 2, 2005
    Messages:
    10,681
    Location:
    Out of my mind, back in a moment.
    9 grand for fonts?

    Download 'em from the web.
     
  3. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2002
    Messages:
    21,033
    Location:
    Denver
    technically, it's correct... the italic, bold, whathaveyou version is a seperate font. Together, it's a font family.

    As for "almost identical", typographers, such as myself would argue that similar fonts do have different and appreciative characteristics.

    All that said, typography is dead art :(
     
  4. Tenchiro

    Tenchiro Attention K Mart Shoppers

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 0
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2002
    Messages:
    5,407
    Location:
    New England
    Sure there are subtle differences but who wants 50 almost identical font families...
     
  5. Transcend

    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 0
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2002
    Messages:
    18,062
    Location:
    Towing the party line.
    My guess: the same people who would pay $9000 for font folio.
     
  6. Tenchiro

    Tenchiro Attention K Mart Shoppers

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 0
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2002
    Messages:
    5,407
    Location:
    New England
    They do have some real nice fonts, I was just hoping to be overwhelmed when I loaded them into Extensis.

    If I paid for it I would be ticked though...
     
  7. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 8
    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2004
    Messages:
    9,853
    Location:
    So Cal
    :stupid:

    At 9K those fonts better type and proofread for me too.
     
  8. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2002
    Messages:
    21,033
    Location:
    Denver
    I'm just sayin'... not fraud.

    And the only people who buy entire libraries are service bureaus, printers, large agencies.
     
  9. golgiaparatus

    golgiaparatus Out of my element

    Rep/Likes:
    15 / 41
    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2002
    Messages:
    7,356
    Location:
    Deep in the Jungles of Oklahoma
    How you liking the 500 versions of helvetica? Just kidding, I have probably 300 helveticas and I prefer Frutiger as my plain san serif font so all my helveticas are pretty much useless :) Still, my favorite often changes... From about 99-2002 I liked the, Akzidenz Grotesque family the best, then Universe, Now Frutiger. One day maybe I'll go through Helvetica phase :)

    Im hitting about 2900 fonts on my workstation without the fontfolio. Just years at agencies many fonts found their way into my collection. So many I am managing them with Font resrve. I rarely use 75% of them.
     
  10. firetoole

    firetoole duch bag

    Rep/Likes:
    4 / 0
    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2004
    Messages:
    1,910
    Location:
    Wooo Tulips!!!!
    I have font folio but I didn't pay 9 grand :sneaky:
     
  11. Tenchiro

    Tenchiro Attention K Mart Shoppers

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 0
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2002
    Messages:
    5,407
    Location:
    New England
    Ok, so it is just misleading then. :p
     
  12. Transcend

    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 0
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2002
    Messages:
    18,062
    Location:
    Towing the party line.
    font reserve huh? do tell.. i need a new font management app on my powerbook.

    I always just used an older version of ATM on my pc workstation..
     
  13. Tenchiro

    Tenchiro Attention K Mart Shoppers

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 0
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2002
    Messages:
    5,407
    Location:
    New England
    Extensis Suitcase is what I use. It is brilliant.
     
  14. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2002
    Messages:
    21,033
    Location:
    Denver
    How did you guys escape the ’90s?
     
  15. golgiaparatus

    golgiaparatus Out of my element

    Rep/Likes:
    15 / 41
    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2002
    Messages:
    7,356
    Location:
    Deep in the Jungles of Oklahoma
    there are several popular font management utilities out there Extensis Suitcase is the most popular followed by Font reserve. I had problems with ES back in the OS 7-8 days so I switched to FR and have use it ever since.

    Basically it allows you to sort your fonts by folders if you like so you can activate them and deactivate them at will. I keep a few hundred active at a time... and turn them on and off depending on what I am working on. You can have a folder for each client for instance and if you are working for a client with a certain corp ID you can only have those specific fonts come up when you pull up the fonts in Quark or Illustrator or whatever you use. Keeps you from having to scroll through 2200 fonts just to get to what you want. Also it keeps your system from having to check the font folder all the time. When you activate a font the program adds it to your system's font folder... when you torn it off it takes oit out.

    You can also preview fonts, type certain things in and see qhat they look like before you activate the font, etc, etc.

    FR I think cost like $99... or at least it did a couple of years ago.

    NOTE: is the :monkey: running like crap for anyone else?
     
  16. ET_SoCal

    ET_SoCal Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 0
    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2001
    Messages:
    398
    Location:
    C-Me Valley, CA
    First monkey to second monkey:
    “What’s your favorite font?”
    Second monkey:
    “Why, Ape-x Sans, of course!”
    :p
     
  17. Transcend

    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 0
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2002
    Messages:
    18,062
    Location:
    Towing the party line.
    I used to use adobe type manager to switch them on and off....

    But by client is friggin brilliant, why didnt i think of that. As it is I make them styleguides to follow for in house work normally, now i can just set my font folder up using the styleguide and be done.

    You sir, are my hero for today. now I just have to decide on my app of choice.
     
  18. golgiaparatus

    golgiaparatus Out of my element

    Rep/Likes:
    15 / 41
    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2002
    Messages:
    7,356
    Location:
    Deep in the Jungles of Oklahoma
    Both FR and suitcase are both good apps. I don't know how Suitcase does its font previews anymore. In my opinion that's FR's weakspot where the actual organization features are its strong point. Also I think FR is a little cheaper, but $50 bucks or whatever is a small price to pay if you like an app that you use every day.

    I'd like to be able to just roll over a font and have the "lazy dog" or some thing displayed. As is you have to click the preview button and that makes looking for a certain style a little time consuming than it could be. Especially with 3k fonts :rolleyes:, I really need to streamline my collection.

    As for the client/font thing. I also have folders set up with all helvetica, or all futura, etc... that way I can turn on a whole family without having to select each one. Either way Its really is good... I keep a select few families and favorites open all the time plus my system fonts but other than that my font pallette is usually pretty clean :)
     
  19. Wumpus

    Wumpus makes avatars better

    Rep/Likes:
    29 / 153
    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2003
    Messages:
    8,170
    Location:
    Six Shooter Junction

    .Yes.
     
  20. laura

    laura DH_Laura

    Rep/Likes:
    3 / 14
    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2002
    Messages:
    6,263
    Location:
    Glitter Gulch

    your 157,095,933,095,843,928,430 fonts are slowing you down.
     
  21. pixelninja

    pixelninja Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    4 / 0
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2003
    Messages:
    2,131
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    Typographers are the trekkies of the design world... :p
     
  22. golgiaparatus

    golgiaparatus Out of my element

    Rep/Likes:
    15 / 41
    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2002
    Messages:
    7,356
    Location:
    Deep in the Jungles of Oklahoma
    I find that the best and most experienced designers are usually type nuts. We use to call the owner of my old agency the type Nazi. Anyone who thought they knew type was going to be humbled by her knowledge.

    Good book: ELEMENTS OF.... LINK
     
  23. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2002
    Messages:
    21,033
    Location:
    Denver
    We can spend an hour setting great type, which is why we pack a lunch when we focus on da womens.
     
  24. pixelninja

    pixelninja Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    4 / 0
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2003
    Messages:
    2,131
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    I have no idea what you just said :confused: