Toronto Subway goes Black

Toronto Subway Black uppercase sample

Toronto Subway Black uppercase 

Toronto Subway Black upper and lowercase text sample

Toronto Subway Black upper and lowercase

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.

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Toronto Subway presentation at Sheridan College, October 8

From Tile to Type: Rescuing the Toronto subway fonts

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
12:30–1:30 pm

Sheridan College
Annie Smith Arts Centre Mezzanine
1430 Trafalgar Road
Oakville, Ontario

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.

Art and Art History announcement poster PDF

 

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ABCD EFG HIJK LIGHT

Sample showing of Toronto Subway Light

Toronto Subway is expanding. Projected release: 2013.

Sample setting of Toronto Subway Light

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Spike wags his tail(s)

Spike promo image

Spike version 3

The Quadrat Spike fonts, including the popular Spike Bold, have now been upgraded. New features include:

  • 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 @
  • fractions
  • 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.

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