dream of a life-time starting to come true...!!!
as long as I can remember I've been fascinated by
I still have all those photocopies I used to save
of anything I came across that was a tiny bit unusual,
and that Lettraset catalogue from some time
in the 1960s is completely dog-eared ... I used
to copy them by hand to make birthday and Christmas
cards, and dream that one day I might be able to
do something a bit more systematic with them, with
medieval & renaissance calligraphy, the work
of the old printers, my handwriting and so on...
suddenly it all became possible, with the 'Fontographer' program
for creating typefaces and fonts - affordable as part of the FreeHand
Graphics Studio - from Macromedia
... and now the most beautiful results are accessible with little more than
an 'entry-level' scanner and a mouse-click to activate an "automatic trace"