James Shedden

James Shedden

https://james.sh Designer & engineer Joined about 6 years ago via an invitation from Alasdair M.

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  • Posted to Lovingly crafted hand drawn fonts for your projects, in reply to Jon . , Dec 18, 2019

    Thanks Jon — definitely thinking of offering a wider range of weights & styles in future.

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  • Posted to Lovingly crafted hand drawn fonts for your projects, in reply to Adam Fisher-Cox , Dec 17, 2019

    Thanks for the comment Adam — yes, that's about how long it takes. It's worth keeping in mind that due to the nature of the hand drawn style, the lettering itself is very quick to create (for me at least, as an illustrator) and pixel perfection is not the aim (in fact, the lack of it is somewhat part of the charm of this style). I'd say it's about a couple of hours max on the initial vectors & then the rest of the time is spent in Glyphs creating the characters & doing all the kerning.

    You're welcome to play with one of the fonts at https://creativemarket.com/jamesshedden/4317207-Bookplate-%E2%80%94-A-hand-drawn-font using the font preview feature on that page, or alternatively I'd be happy to provide you with one of the fonts to try out. Get in touch at contact@handy.graphics if you're interested!

    My site doesn't use the actual web fonts because that would open me up to people downloading the fonts for free from the landing page, if they know how — that is unless I spend extra time engineering things to make that more difficult, which I didn't think was a valuable way to spend time as part of launching the first version.

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  • Posted to Lovingly crafted hand drawn fonts for your projects, in reply to Ben Oliver , Dec 17, 2019

    Thanks very much Ben!

    Currently each font on the site has probably taken 2-3 days max so it wouldn't be too bad — happy to have the motivation to keep up a good pace (that's if someone does sign up to the subscription, which no one has yet as it's just launched!).

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  • Posted to Lovingly crafted hand drawn fonts for your projects, Dec 17, 2019

    Hi all, sharing a new thing I've made — would love to hear thoughts, feedback or any other comments. Thanks very much!

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  • Posted to DesignerNews is almost dead, in reply to faz kamisan , Oct 07, 2019

    Out of interest, where do you go for similar content instead?

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  • Posted to Create & customise colourful compositions with Spheres, in reply to Sacha Greif , Dec 06, 2017

    Thanks for confirming — definitely something to think about!

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  • Posted to Create & customise colourful compositions with Spheres, in reply to Dirk HCM van Boxtel , Dec 06, 2017

    Thanks for the comment & ideas Dirk & glad you enjoyed playing with Spheres :)

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  • Posted to Create & customise colourful compositions with Spheres, in reply to paavo koya , Dec 06, 2017

    That's awesome, thanks for sharing, I enjoyed messing about with that :)

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  • Posted to Create & customise colourful compositions with Spheres, in reply to Sacha Greif , Dec 06, 2017

    Thanks very much Sacha for checking Spheres out & leaving this feedback — that's really useful to hear!

    To make sure I understand what you think is missing in order to better create more interesting stuff — did this comment come from you wanting to have more control over the size of specific spheres that you were using to create a composition? E.g. the randomness created a certain size, but you would have preferred a different one for a particular composition?

    Thanks again!

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  • Posted to Create & customise colourful compositions with Spheres, Dec 05, 2017

    Hi Designer News — I’m here to share Spheres, a web app I designed & built.

    A bit of background — this started off as a browser experiment for making art with circles & a bit of a maths thrown in for fun (to create the illusion of 3D space using CSS transforms — if you’re viewing on desktop you’ll see what I mean).

    I showed this experiment to a few people who seemed to enjoy spending time with it which motivated me to develop it into something I could share more widely, so I went on to design an accompanying UI with some customisation options & a simple on-boarding process. I shipped the first version today — hope you enjoy!

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