Font Fridays: Business Penmanship from Veer

It’s Font Friday at Typedia! Do a good deed and you could win a copy of Business Penmanship, designed by Alejandro Paul for Veer.

An ode to handwriting

Business Penmanship is an ode to a handwriting from the era when penmanship was a highly-valued part of business education and practice. This feature-rich font includes over 1200 characters, covering ligatures, alternates, a large set of beginning and ending extensions, as well as a wide range of Latin-based languages, including Turkish and the languages of Central and Eastern Europe and the Baltic region.

How it Works

Anyone can enter the contest by taking just a minute or two to do a good deed for Typedia. It could be something as simple as adding a release year, or uploading a specimen, or contributing some background information. Tell us your good deed in the comments to be entered in the contest. You can only enter once. You have until 8am EST Monday, February 8, to enter. After 8am, a winner will be randomly selected, and we’ll announce the winner here.

Good luck!

Update: And we have a winner: Chris O’Donnell wins the copy of Business Penmanship from Veer. Congratulations to Chris, and special thanks to Veer for supporting Typedia. We’ll be back this Friday with a special Valentine’s Day giveaway.

  • 1. rhiafaery’s avatar rhiafaery Feb 05, 2010

    Added country of origin to Ronnia. :)

  • 2. HyperCreative’s avatar HyperCreative Feb 05, 2010

    OMG! I’d so love to win this, I love all of Ale Pauls work=) So for my good deed(s) I’m going around adding all the stuff I can find on other Ale Paul typefaces, my first deed was adding information to Cuisine.

  • 3. André Gonçalves’s avatar André Gonçalves Feb 05, 2010

    Hi, I’ve just added Fette Egyptienne country of origin, Fs Alvar, release year and Distributor and Humanist777 Country of origin. Good luck to everyone :)

  • 4. hillscomma’s avatar hillscomma Feb 05, 2010

    Added designer to Gloucester.

  • 5. Laura Fisher’s avatar Laura Fisher Feb 05, 2010

    Added foundry to Gesta, as well as original format and the family members.

  • 6. giddy hill’s avatar giddy hill Feb 05, 2010

    Corrected the original format for Champion Gothic from wood to digital. Wood in 1990? wha? Bembo was listed as wood as well. Changed it to metal (machine composition).

  • 7. HyperCreative’s avatar HyperCreative Feb 05, 2010

    @giddy hill, I guess it depends on what is meant by original format. For making Champion Gothic they studied woodtypes…

    If I saw a beautiful typeface in a book and decided to make a font from it, would the original format be what I make it in, or what the original was made in?

    Are there some rules or guidelines on this so we can prevent this sort of thing in the future.

  • 8. Mandy Brown’s avatar Mandy Brown Feb 05, 2010

    @HyperCreative: the original format field should be populated with the release format of the typeface, not what it was inspired by. In your example, the original format would be the format you made it in.

    We don’t have any guidelines outlined for this yet, but we have it on our to-do list!

  • 9. riccard0’s avatar riccard0 Feb 06, 2010

    Added original format to: Avant Garde Gothic, Letter Gothic, P22 Underground.

  • 10. Jason Santa Maria’s avatar Jason Santa Maria Feb 07, 2010

    @HyperCreative:

    If I saw a beautiful typeface in a book and decided to make a font from it, would the original format be what I make it in, or what the original was made in?

    The original format would be whatever you made it with, because you are not making the font you saw in the book (that font was already made), you are making a revival of that font, which is now a completely new edition of the original. The methods we’ve been using here are basically if it has a unique name, is a new edition, etc, it is considered a distinct piece of work and gets its own listing.

  • 11. Christopher O'Donnell’s avatar Christopher O'Donnell Feb 07, 2010

    Added AutoScape.

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