September 2014 Free Giveaway

Bistro Cafe
Packing five wacky liquor jugs. Simulata
Bistro Cafe Menu

Simulata Typeface in TTF and OTF

by Gary Bouton (Gare online)

A lot of explanation isn’t necessary with this month’s Giveaway: it’s a typeface! Specifically:

  1. It’s a headline-style typeface. If you use it at 12 point for body text, a reader will surely shorten your lifespan by no less than 10 years.
  2. It’s decorative, but a little brash and definitely stylish and underused in the print world. Use it for store signs (as shown above), for menu headlines at restaurants none of us could afford, use one one character and make a logo out of it with additional shapes and creativity of your own.
  3. Because Bouton was so darned thoughtful and made a TTF version in addition to OTF (which is a much better font format), you can use this font in Xara 3D Maker and animate it like Bouton did on the front page!
  4. Show us how you use icons in the TalkGraphics Xara Xone forum for this Giveaway.

    Photo of Gary David Bouton

    Gary David Bouton has been drawing with traditional tools for almost 40 years, and with digital tools such as Xara for close to 20. As large a fan as he is a practitioner, Gary encourages others to express themselves artistically through his writing, the over 25 books on graphics he’s had published, through the videos and tutorials he creates for The Xara Xone, and through his online school, Exclamations. You can send him some email, visit his personal website, or better yet drop on over to the Xara Xone Forum on TalkGraphics and talk to Gary and the rest of the Xara community.

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