As well as a light weight, I’ve been working on a black version of Toronto Subway to extend the family on the bold end. The glyph outlines are now completed for both Toronto Subway Light and Toronto Subway Black. Now begins the hard work of getting the correct character spacing, adjusting kerning pairs and adding hints.
Next week I’ll be giving an illustrated presentation at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario, as part of their Art and Art History program of visiting speakers.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Annie Smith Arts Centre Mezzanine
1430 Trafalgar Road
The title of my presentation is From Tile to Type: Rescuing the Toronto subway fonts. I’ll be talking about my decision to create the Toronto Subway fonts, as well as how I went about creating them.
Toronto Subway is expanding. Projected release: 2013.
- OpenType format for full cross-platform use
- web fonts for @font-face use on the web
- full Western European character set, including the all-important @
- new ff, ffi, ffl and ft ligatures
- and new swash caps
The version 3 Spike fonts are a free upgrade for all current licencees. As well, current licencees can also recieve the corresponding web fonts as a free upgrade. Just email me to ask about the upgraded fonts.