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Postby Bijaz » 13 Jan 2009 21:07

The word from the typographic world is that the font used on the cover is not a specific typeface but something done in house (btw, the same font is used on the cover of Destination Void, too).
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Postby SandChigger » 13 Jan 2009 22:39

A Thing of Eternity wrote:Someone actually said they wanted it to be upsidedown? :? Suuuurrre.

No, er, well...

Who first brought this up again?

Whoever it was contacted someone (at the publisher, I think) and the word they got back (from the cover designer?) was that the image appears as it was supposed to.

Which either means they indeed did want it to be upside down or ... they're just saying that because they didn't notice the mistake and don't want to admit to it now.

My money's on the latter, FWIW. ;)
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Postby Drunken Idaho » 13 Jan 2009 22:59

Anyone know where I can see this upside-down dune CoD cover?? I've not heard of such a thing.
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Postby TheDukester » 14 Jan 2009 01:32

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Postby TheDukester » 14 Jan 2009 01:37

And here's the image flipped ... note the nice meandering ridge of what is clearly meant to be a dune.

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Postby SandChigger » 14 Jan 2009 02:41

Ah ... the bullshit answer over there was even worse than I remembered.

Cropped ... like my arse. :roll:
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Postby Freakzilla » 14 Jan 2009 10:05

I still say it looks like a cooter.
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Postby GamePlayer » 14 Jan 2009 11:37

I'm not the least bit surprised these people are defending what is blatantly an error. They'd rather look like ignorant fools than admit they are wrong; that has been their MO for quite some time, so this latest embarrassment for them is no shock to me.
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Postby SandRider » 14 Jan 2009 14:17

Freakzilla wrote:I still say it looks like a cooter.



Dang, son, what kinda cooters you been in ?
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Postby Freakzilla » 14 Jan 2009 14:49

SandRider wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:I still say it looks like a cooter.



Dang, son, what kinda cooters you been in ?


Reminds me of a Pueto Rican Airborne Combat Medic I used to know...

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Postby DuneFishUK » 14 Jan 2009 15:15

People are idiots. I blame this one on what's happening to creative courses at college and university - ability, both technical ability and the ability to know what you are doing, doesn't count for shit. As long what you're doing is "effective" (aka you rely on mistakes, you don't have learn from them and you don't even have to achieve what you set out to achieve) you win. Bastards.

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Bijaz wrote:The word from the typographic world is that the font used on the cover is not a specific typeface but something done in house (btw, the same font is used on the cover of Destination Void, too).


The font appears on amost all of FH's books - the W is from White Plague, the J is from Jesus Incident etc etc... And it's not always the same from book to book. That would make more sense it it was all a bit non-standard/in house.

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Postby Freakzilla » 14 Jan 2009 15:33

They don't allow too many mistakes in the fire alarm industry.

Mistakes = death.

But we have national codes, standards and certifications to guide us.
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Postby DuneFishUK » 14 Jan 2009 16:07

My generalising rant was aimed at the current new media/design elbow-holes. Very few graphic designers (etc) ("artists") die from their mistakes... which is a crying shame.

...I'm not actually sure where I was going with this.
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Postby Freakzilla » 14 Jan 2009 16:23

DuneFishUK wrote:My generalising rant was aimed at the current new media/design elbow-holes. Very few graphic designers (etc) ("artists") die from their mistakes... which is a crying shame.

...I'm not actually sure where I was going with this.


Authors should too.
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Postby DuneFishUK » 15 Feb 2009 15:56

Alrighty - I think I've worked out how to kern stuff properly in my font software... it only took... however long it took :P

This is the state of play now - (Not much different to last time, but technically a LOT better.)

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edit: Er yeah - no numbers atm :P would be nice though...

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Postby Freakzilla » 15 Feb 2009 16:33

Beautifull!
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Postby Tleszer » 15 Feb 2009 17:08

Sweet. Excellent work, DuneFish!
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Postby Sole Man » 15 Feb 2009 17:32

So when does this become the logo over here?

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Postby DuneFishUK » 15 Feb 2009 18:04

I'm pretty much ready to call it a day for now. I'll get it wrapped up as a proper ttf and make a page you can download it from (which is almost done).

Then Freak can crack on with a custom theme.

Although - come to think of it - in the mean time I don't mind customising a handful logo images...

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...for the themes people use most. Freak can then just upload the new versions and make those themes looks a bit more proper. :)

(oh yeah - and thanks guys :D )

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Postby Freakzilla » 15 Feb 2009 22:28

I've given Simon some direction for some background art, so things are getting closer to a new theme.
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Postby SandChigger » 16 Feb 2009 00:21

Is he working on that with HIH?

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Postby Freakzilla » 16 Feb 2009 07:39

I don't know what HIH is.
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Postby inhuien » 16 Feb 2009 09:23

That's a really nice font. Well done :)
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Postby SandRider » 16 Feb 2009 11:31

Freakzilla wrote:I don't know what HIH is.


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Postby Freakzilla » 16 Feb 2009 20:30

OIC, I haven't discussed anyone else working on it. Anybody who would like to submit artwork for the forum theme is welcome to, of course.
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