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Thomas Phinney
Fonts & typography. Font Detective, expert witness and consultant. FontLab CEO. Dad and husband.
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Thomas Phinney 14h
And there are plenty of Latin typefaces that don’t fit into serif or sans-serif categories—either not cleanly, or not at all.
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Thomas Phinney 20h
Replying to @EddyTchellmi
Hi Eddy, FontLab 5 works reasonably well up to macOS 10.12 (albeit not a retina app). It has some significant problems on 10.13 and later, including current 10.14 Mojave. FontLab VI (6) is a retina app and works on macOS 10.10 and later.
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Thomas Phinney 20h
Replying to @AKMA @TiroTypeworks
Thanks!
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Thomas Phinney Jan 18
Sweet! Nicely done, great use of variable font technology.
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Thomas Phinney Jan 18
Yes, certainly. It feels like a bit of a stretch to me, to find a swastika in the negative space of the new logo. I doubt it is deliberate, nor does it seem *sufficiently* true/clear to change. But I am sure there will be a range of takes on it!
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Thomas Phinney Jan 18
John and I have known each other for almost 20 years now! ❤️ He is a gentleman and a scholar... and an all-around fabulous human.
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Thomas Phinney Jan 17
Replying to @Imani_Barbarin
I think "men need to hold men accountable" is aimed at least equally at men. Many women might be happy to hear it, but plenty of men are also happy to hear more voices saying that it's okay for men to object to other men's behavior.
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Crutches&Spice♿️ Jan 16
Gillette is genius. It’s common knowledge that women make the day-to-day purchasing decisions for a household. Men are upset, but that’s not who the target audience of that ad was. It was women.
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Thomas Phinney Jan 17
Replying to @daycalligraphy
What does “smells fishy” mean in this context? Tell us more!
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ATypI Jan 16
The call for proposals for Tokyo 2019 is up! We can't wait to see the fascinating, enriching and thought-provoking proposals you have in mind!
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Thomas Phinney Jan 16
I think they imploded for other reasons, but I would not argue with that proposition in general!
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Thomas Phinney Jan 16
They are the dimmest shadow of their one-time self. Back in the 80s, early 90s they were fairly large for a while, did some of the very first commercial LARPs (before they were even called that!) with 50-150 players, and some early interactive murder-mystery dinner theatre.
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Thomas Phinney Jan 16
Replying to @clarissa @AJKandy
Oh, and AJ does improv, too! Ah, that takes me back to my Sir Unicorn days. Which y’all being in Alberta, *might maybe* even mean something to you.
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Thomas Phinney Jan 15
Replying to @jpamental
Awesome and congrats, whatever it may be! Go Jason! (This happens to me SO MUCH in the font detective biz, I gotta tell you. Almost none of my cases are NOT confidential to start out.)
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Thomas Phinney Jan 15
Replying to @clarissa @AJKandy
You guys are in Calgary? I'll be sure to look you up if I happen to be in the neighborhood. This is more likely than it might sound: I grew up in Edmonton, my mom still lives there.
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Thomas Phinney Jan 15
I know! I grew up in Canada. Would be super cool to be on As It Happens.
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Thomas Phinney Jan 15
Replying to @clarissa
It is super fun! Although some people might get tired of identifying Calibri and discussing the timeline of its availability in excruciating detail, I am not yet one of them! :P (And there are plenty of other cases.)
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Thomas Phinney Jan 15
Replied with my phone # and email, etc. :)
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Thomas Phinney Jan 10
And, filed my first report in a billion-dollar font detective case. No, sadly, this does not mean *I* get paid a billion dollars. Oh well.
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Tiro Typeworks Jan 1
Receiving a copy of this judicial finding was one of the more satisfying moments of late 2018: and I were able to help prevent someone from losing their family business to fraud.
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