Impallari Type

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A Red Lobster!!! Whoa!!!

To do list

  • Stop drawing with Inkscape Spiro points and learn how to draw the glyphs in FontLab
  • Draw the lowercase
  • Draw the ligatures
  • Draw the final forms
  • Normalize stems to 144 points (now floating betwen 144 and 148 points).
  • Draw the Capital letters
  • Convert 'fina' OT feature to 'calt, convert 'calt' to 'liga'
  • Draw the Numbers and complete the full Latin-1 Charset.
  • Add proper Kerning.
  • Cyrillic
  • (For version 2) More Weights from Upraight Version.
  • (For version 3) Draw a lot of crazy Swashes and Stylistic Alternates.
  • (For version 3) Draw the alternate r in italic script shape.

Version History

  • 2011/03/06: Lobster Cyrillics now Available!
    Designed by Alexei Vanyashin and Gayaneh Bagdasaryan, adding support for Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Macedonian, Moldovan, and Serbian languages.
    Download from the Lobster Cyrillics page at the Google Webfont Directory.
  • 2010/07/02: Lobster 1.4.
    Completely redraw, including lots of improvements based on your feedback.
    Extended charset to cover even more languages.
  • 2010/05/18: Lobster 1.3.
    Full Latin1 glyphs coverage.
    License changed to SIL Open Font License.
  • 2010/05/10: Lobster 1.2.
    More overlapping bugs fixed, it should be 100% OK now
    If not, please let me know.
    Also, the un-merged font lab source is now included, so you can help me in creating swashes and more alternates, or customize it to your needs.
    Play arround and send it back to me at to have your characters included in next releases!
  • 2010/05/03: Lobster 1.1.
    Overlapping bug fixed.
    Full Latin1 Charset completed
    Released under Apache 2 License.
  • 2010/05/02: Lobster 1.0.
    Out of beta!!!
    Full Latin1 Charset completed
    Released under Apache 2 License.
  • 2010/04/06: beta 0.14.
    Added more caps: E, F, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z
    Added Alternates Caps & Ligatures: W.salt, T_h, T_i
    More Kerning
  • 2010/04/04: beta 0.13.
    Added some caps: A, B, C, D, G, O, P, Q, R
    Added some alternates caps: A.salt, A.calt, B.salt
    Normalized all 'f' and 't' crossbars
    Normalized 'o' and 'o.fina'
    Added: ellipsis
    More Kerning
  • 2010/01/12: beta 0.12.
    Lots of fine tunning. Stems normalized to 144 points (a-z)
    Added ligatures: i_j, u_v. Added fina: i_j
    Added more kerning pairs.
  • 2010/01/09: beta 0.11.
    Final forms where re-progammed once more, this time as ligatures.
    This means that from now on, any program that supports ligatures will automatically replace the final letters of each word auto-magically! This will result in a better use of the font. Since many programs have ligatures turned-on by default (Photoshop for example) and since activating 'Contexual Alternates' is no longer needed, everyone will benefit from this "more intelligent" font.
    All glyphs have been fine-tunned and a few more added (at, eclam, exclamdown and semicolon). A few more kerning pais have been added.
  • 2010/01/08: beta 0.10.
    The 'fina' OT features has been re-programmed as 'contextual alternates'.
    The overlapping issue should be fixed!
  • 2010/01/08: beta 0.9.
    Finally the 'o' is getting better!
    It's crazy that a letter that looks so simple was the more difficult!
    Also, the first donation has arrived! The love is flowing!
  • 2010/01/07: beta 0.8.
    Feedback so far has been overwhelming!
    Luc Devroye has started mentioning the project!
    Thanks to everyone of your!
    Added glyphs: hyphen
    Glyphs Redraw: a, b, o, (o.fina still sucks)
    Glyphs FineTunning: d, f, g, k, o, p, q, r, s, t (lowered), v, w, b_s
    Added Ligatures: a_s_z, aacute_s_z, b_s_z, c_z, e_s_z, eacute_s_z, f_i_z, f_l_z, f_u, f_z, g_p, g_z, i_s_z, i_z, iacute_s_z, iacute_z, j_z, m_z, o_s_z, oacute_s_z, r_z, s_z , t_z, y_z
    Added Final Forms: fi, fl, fu
    Added some more kerning
  • 2010/01/06: beta 0.7.
    Minisite is up. The font is on the cloud !! Let's fly !!
    Started acepting donations! I'm counting on you !!!
    Added OT features liga & fina.
    Added Ligatures: a_z, aacute_s, aacute_s_x, e_z, eacute_s, eacute_s_x, eacute_x, f_f, f_f_t, f_t, iacute_s, iacute_s_x, iacute_x, l_z, oacute_s, oacute_s_x, oacute_x.
    Added Final Forms: aacute_s, d, eacute_s
    Added basic kerning, mostly for basic punctuation.
  • 2010/01/05: beta 0.6.
    Added Final Forms: a, a_s, aacute, b_s, c, e_s, e_x, eacute, g, h, i_s, iacute, j, k, l, o, o_s, oacute, s, t, u, uacute, x, y.
  • 2010/01/04: beta 0.5.
    Completed the lowercase a-z,
    Added Ligatures: b_s_x, c_s, e_s_x, e_x, f_f_i, f_f_l, f_i_x, f_l_x, f_x, g_x, i_s, i_s_x, i_x, j_x, l_x, m_x, n_z, o_s_x, o_x, r_x, s_x, t_x, y_x.
    Added Final Forms: e, m, n.
  • 2010/01/03: beta 0.4.
    Initial Release.
    Lowercase: a,b,c,d,e,f,g,h,i,j,k,m,n,o,p,q,r,s,t,u,y
    Diatrics: aacute, eacute, iacute, oacute, uacute
    Ligatures: b_s, e_s, f_i, f_l, i_s, o_s, y_p.
    Final Forms: i, o
  • 2010/01/02:
    Quick pencil sketches (yes, on plain old paper).
    Turns out nicely. Let's make a font!!
  • 2009/12/26:
    Watching Lobster cooking recipes on youtube.
    Did you know that the cheffs cooks the lobster alive?
    Yumm... looks delicious!!!


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