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by Fred G. Unn
08 Oct 2015, 00:57
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Quarter rest design
Replies: 17
Views: 11132

Re: Quarter rest design

Wow, what is the name of your font Knut? Is it commercially available? I really like the 8ths, 16ths, etc.! Perhaps the dot is a teeny bit big for me, but the amount of white space both above and below make it very legible. I'm being picky here, but #2 in my examples above doesn't quite have enough ...
by Fred G. Unn
07 Oct 2015, 22:22
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Quarter rest design
Replies: 17
Views: 11132

Re: Quarter rest design

If we want to continue the game, does anyone want to take on 8th rests? Of course, we're leaving aside the issue of how well the glyphs work together in context with each other, but here are the 8th rests from the same 7 fonts as above:
8th Rest Comparison.jpg
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by Fred G. Unn
07 Oct 2015, 21:54
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Quarter rest design
Replies: 17
Views: 11132

Re: Quarter rest design

Fred, I dislike any symbol that seems to be falling over. I am not exactly sure what causes this effect; maybe the alignment of the leftmost projections in the symbol. I could come to terms with something that has a slight forward lean, just from the standpoint of leading your eye forward on the pa...
by Fred G. Unn
07 Oct 2015, 20:43
Forum: Other: Publishing production and Sales
Topic: Binding tricks
Replies: 4
Views: 4382

Re: Binding tricks

Also, we use acid-free paper that we get from a paper supplier. I can't remember the brand offhand, but I know the supplier gets it in flats of 25x38" that then get cut to create 8 sheets of 9.5x12.5" paper from each sheet without any waste. It used to be Nekoosa Solutions 100lb text weight in an of...
by Fred G. Unn
07 Oct 2015, 20:30
Forum: Other: Publishing production and Sales
Topic: Binding tricks
Replies: 4
Views: 4382

Re: Binding tricks

3. To attach a fold-out page, use good quality masking tape. This tape will hold up for years and never break through. 3M surgical paper tape also works well for taping in inserts, as well as general binding. It is non-acidic and makes a good hinge. I usually use acid free artist's tape, that you c...
by Fred G. Unn
07 Oct 2015, 20:21
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Quarter rest design
Replies: 17
Views: 11132

Quarter rest design

As I've become accustomed to reading contemporary text typefaces that use larger open counters, I've found myself sort of annoyed by quarter rests that use a tiny open counter above the second staff line. Yes, they are an easily distinguishable and distinct character so there generally isn't any con...
by Fred G. Unn
07 Oct 2015, 00:58
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Maestro font
Replies: 4
Views: 4220

Re: Maestro font

Can you post a comparative sample for us to check out?
by Fred G. Unn
06 Oct 2015, 20:19
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: 12/8 Question
Replies: 60
Views: 31327

Re: 12/8 Question

Did he ever formulate a text with all of these? If not, that might be something for you to consider. +1. An Arnstein style manual is something I would be interesting in having in my library. John, are you in touch with any other copyists from his shop? What about anyone from his estate? Obviously i...
by Fred G. Unn
06 Oct 2015, 20:09
Forum: Manual Notation
Topic: Pencils for music
Replies: 21
Views: 19877

Pencils for music

This is sort of related to OCTO's pencil engraving thread, but I thought I'd start another thread as not to derail his. Has anyone else tried the Palomino Blackwing pencils yet? Apparently they were a favorite of Copland, Bernstein, Sondheim, etc., but were discontinued some time ago. They sort of h...
by Fred G. Unn
06 Oct 2015, 19:58
Forum: Manual Notation
Topic: Pencil engraving - scores
Replies: 8
Views: 9182

Re: Pencil engraving - scores

I'd have to measure, but at first glance it appears all the 2/4 bars are almost all the same width. Just a guess, but I bet he used a ruler, drew in all the barlines first, giving the 2/4 bars approximately the same width and the 3/4 proportionally more, and then went back and filled in the music. T...