KML Contracting

A few years ago, back in 2015, I was contacted due to a texture I made earlier.

Apparently, the “diamond plate” pattern I made just for the fun of it proved to be a useful resource for multiple graphic designers and illustrators and Tina (as her name was) wanted to use it for a contracting company based in Pennsylvania called KML Contracting.

Since I wasn’t selling the texture at a stock website or anything I agreed for her to use the image as she liked free of charge as long as I was mentioned and got bragging rights as a designer.

So here it is, logo and everything (that is, I made the texture, Tina Andrews designed the logo):

More modular

I started working on another modular font the other day, and found out I could do all sorts of neat variations on this design, so now I have four different drafts and I still haven’t moved on to importing shapes into FontForge.

Part of the reason why is that I planned on doing the “expand stroke” operation in Illustrator or Inkscape since Affinity Designer tends to make overly complex shapes with too many nodes when expanding circular or curved shapes.

I’m hoping to finish this project some time during the next few days, but in the meanwhile – here’s how it looks now.

Work experience

You know that picture that comes with the frame?

A few months ago, my employer decided that the frames produced in our stores need their own “face paper”. So what I did was dig up a photograph of a fox I took a few years ago, added the company logo, the website and the frame size and put it all together in Affinity Designer. The result looked a little something like this:

The frames are sold in the store I work at situated in Oslo west (Montebello) called Rammexperten.

Norwegian Contributors

I now have a total of 6 fonts up on DaFont and 7 for purchase at CreativeFabrica.

I also noticed that people are listing type designers and typographers from around the world on several sites, including this one from Germany, and so I thought I’d make a list of Norwegian font designers on DaFont.

At the moment, I’m in 9th place with 125 467 downloads, and on a shared 5th place with 6 available fonts.

Nr. Name Website No. of Fonts Downloads
1 Hans Gerhard Meier http://www.fontourist.com/ 6 3,132,590
2 Roger S. Nelsson http://www.cheapprofonts.com 8 2,232,876
3 Hasan Guven http://www.lordkyl.net/ 15 1,207,040
4 Espen Morten Kvalheim http://www.unbornchikken.com/ 11 398,880
5 Svein Kåre Gunnarson http://www.dionaea.com/information/fonts.php 2 382,832
6 Martin Holm http://www.martinholm.com 4 295,064
7 Frode Nordbø http://www.norwegianink.com 7 226,417
8 Morten Talleivsen http://www.211178.no 1 162,158
9 Thor Christopher Arisland http://www.tcarisland.com 6 125,467
10 McKack   2 92,251
11 Sindre Små http://www.digitalflamestudios.net/ 1 74,859
12 Intense   1 71,349
13 Kyrre Honohan   1 59,732
14 Rashid Akrim http://huskmelk.no 2 58,939
15 Atle Mo   1 38,078
16 Erik Jeddere-Fisher http://totallyoilsome.wordpress.com 1 34,427
17 Mark Lund http://www.artbluck.com 2 26,176
18 Lisa   1 25,499
19 Kristian Dalen http://www.classless.biz 1 19,404
20 Erik Holm http://www.k21.no 1 17,580
21 Alexander Rossebø   1 11,947
22 Boksen   1 8,762
23 Manuela Hardy http://www.mrs-hardy.com/ 1 6,406
24 Mattis Folkestad http://machineboy.com 1 5,801