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    Default BOUTON Folks

    The history of that Christmas typeface actually has its roots in religion, so I guess Christmas it is.

    It's a variation on Lombardic Caps, and you'll notice that all the lowercase is condensed "Bible Text", also known as Goudy Blackletter Text and Linotext, after the German Linotype foundry. The Lombards were of Germanic ancestry, and moved to Italy in the 6th century.

    I offer the community an ornamental version of Lombardic Caps called "Folks" because Folks was the title of a poem that had similar lettering that's hanging in our kitchen. So it was easy to view and render as a digital typeface. :)

    Folks is Charityware like all of the faces I've designed; read the readme text file inside the zip, and both TTF and OTF versions are included so you can animate this guy in Xara 3D Designer.

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    My Best,

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    Default Re: List your favorite fonts and why!

    Thanks Gary. Nashville Rescue Mission will receive my donation. In recent years the number of homeless women and children has increased, the Mission provides meals, a safe place to sleep, and provides training in job skills.
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    Default Bouton's Collection: I'm not really taking up a collection!

    Well, then thank you, Bill.

    I'm honestly not trying to pass a tin cup around tg, nor am I trying to cast a guilt trip. Like or don't like a font I post, but if you think one is useful personally or professionally, give what you can to make somewhere on Earth a little nicer place for less fortunate people.

    I think we should build a better world one typeface at a time.

    :)

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    Gary

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    Default Re: Bouton's Collection: I'm not really taking up a collection!

    Understood Gary. To be honest the Mission would receive my donation in any case. Which makes your font a particularly generous gift.
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    Default Re: Bouton's Collection: I'm not really taking up a collection!

    Thank you Gary, I quite like this font. I will be donating to a memorial bursary fund that is given each year to a graduating student who is going on to study Art and/or Design. I often donate in time and skills, as well.
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    Default I'd like-to teach-the world-to type... :)

    I thought I'd let all you kind folks in on the origin of "BOUTON Folks"...

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    See, I had to build most of the alphabet, but knowing that the lettering is Lombard style helped me research the appropriate letterforms.

    ...and here's a tip when you get around to designing your own font or two: although it might look obnoxious and conceited on your Font list to see a big, honking "BOUTON" before the typefaces onf mine you've installed, I do this to help you locate a font by author, get it? LINOtype does this, as does Adobe Systems and others.

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    Gary

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    Default Re: I'd like-to teach-the world-to type... :)

    Thank you Gare. Rest assured that if I use that font I will donate.
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