Fontstats Plugin

Today I finished a little WordPress plugin I’ve been working on.

It’s a two part plugin, one php script collects data from any Norwegian designer on DaFont by visiting each site, and by the power of Regex-Grayskull it inserts it into a database on my website.

The WordPress plugin then selects the last sampled date and displays it in a HTML-table on any post or page where I insert the registered shortcode.

Here’s the result:

No.DownloadsDesignerDate SampledCountry
1105053478Måns Grebäck2018-08-15Sweden
222476627Pizzadude - Jakob Fischer2018-08-15Denmark
34482752Johan Waldenström2018-08-15Sweden
43383418Mr.fisk Fonts - Mike Larsson2018-08-15Sweden
53228048Carl Krull2018-08-15Denmark
63213926Fontourist - Hans Gerhard Meier2018-08-15Norway
72696364Listemageren - Klaus Johansen2018-08-15Denmark
82549288Johan Aakerlund2018-08-15Denmark
92381537CheapProFonts - Roger S. Nelsson2018-08-15Norway
101574602HENRIavecunK2018-08-15Sweden
111252004Flight of the Dragon - Hasan Guven2018-08-15Norway
121046455Christian Munk2018-08-15Denmark
13711443Your Own Font - Ellinor Rapp2018-08-15Sweden
14549289Vinterstille TypeFaceLab - Klaus Nielsen2018-08-15Denmark
15548663Adam Ericsson2018-08-15Sweden
16539852bogstav2018-08-15Denmark
17478246Viktor Hammarberg2018-08-15Sweden
18434258Moonbase Press - Svein Kåre Gunnarson2018-08-15Norway
19405213Espen Morten Kvalheim2018-08-15Norway
20349163Staffan Vilcans2018-08-15Sweden
21320365Martin Holm2018-08-15Norway
22319423Thor Christopher Arisland2018-08-15Norway
23313542Jonas Borneland Hansen2018-08-15Denmark
24232922Norwegian Ink / Design for Dough - Frode Nordbø2018-08-15Norway
25204647Anton - Anton Lundström2018-08-15Sweden
26204352David Engelby2018-08-15Denmark
27197461dawnland - Daniel Viberg2018-08-15Sweden
28174658211178 Creative Agency - Morten Talleivsen2018-08-15Norway
29132431Martin Sørensen2018-08-15Denmark
3093643McKack2018-08-15Norway
3191577Andreas Larsen2018-08-15Denmark
3289783Nils Kähler2018-08-15Denmark
3389454Joaquim Marquès Nielsen2018-08-15Denmark
3482460Pär Lundkvist2018-08-15Sweden
3581362Anton Bohlin2018-08-15Sweden
3675469Digital Flame Studios - sindre små2018-08-15Norway
3772604Intense2018-08-15Norway
3862578huskmelk - Rashid Akrim2018-08-15Norway
3960365Kyrre Honohan2018-08-15Norway
4054773Pia Hed Aspell2018-08-15Sweden
4152950Nadia Rosenfeldt2018-08-15Denmark
4251262Linn Mustanoja2018-08-15Sweden
4348790Lars Håhus2018-08-15Sweden
4443621ronjam - Ronja Melcker2018-08-15Sweden
4540805Atle Mo2018-08-15Norway
4635944Erik Jeddere-Fisher2018-08-15Norway
4733222charmingfan2018-08-15Denmark
4832113benjamin rauber2018-08-15Sweden
4930891Arman Ay2018-08-15Sweden
5026875Mark Lund2018-08-15Norway
5125818Botond Bokor2018-08-15Sweden
5225801Andrew Nordquist2018-08-15Sweden
5325763Lisa2018-08-15Norway
5425718Dan Thorup2018-08-15Denmark
5524420Aske Ching2018-08-15Denmark
5621583Andreas2018-08-15Sweden
5721040Carl Enlund2018-08-15Sweden
5820587Bull - Sandra Madsen2018-08-15Denmark
5920237Henrik Johansson2018-08-15Sweden
6020197David Lindecrantz2018-08-15Sweden
6120025Erik Holm2018-08-15Norway
6219772Kristian Dalen2018-08-15Norway
6316964Mandy Pandy2018-08-15Sweden
6416640Studio Indigo - Helena Öhman2018-08-15Sweden
6514532Christian Koch2018-08-15Denmark
6612918Alexander Rossebø2018-08-15Norway
6712518Johan Brodd2018-08-15Sweden
6811158Viktor Örneland2018-08-15Sweden
699507Mathias Alvebring2018-08-15Sweden
709393Boksen2018-08-15Norway
717670vardcentralen2018-08-15Sweden
727514Mathias Rue2018-08-15Denmark
736855Manuela Hardy2018-08-15Norway
746582Caesar2018-08-15Sweden
756511Sara Lindberg2018-08-15Sweden
766497Gröt Havregrynsson2018-08-15Sweden
776272Mattis Folkestad2018-08-15Norway
785465Oliver Waldemar2018-08-15Sweden
794907Simon Jakobsson2018-08-15Sweden
804211KingDGaming - Elias Eriksson2018-08-15Sweden

Even more modular

Yet another font is in the works, right now it feels a bit like I’m working in a “pipeline” fashion making multiple fonts concurrently. My script font is basically finished (with some spacing and kerning issues to be addressed if it isn’t accepted on DaFont) and a link will be posted when it’s available on all the sites.

Kerning

I’ve been working on a script font for some time now, I finally got around to making the majuscules, numbers and punctuation, but I have to redo the kerning table.

THIS is why I prefer designing monospace fonts.

At least I’m gaining some experience in kerning and spacing.

Serifs

I’ve been working on a new font the past few days, it’s going to be yet another geometric font, this time it’ll have tall letters, serifs and a fairly rigid composition.

The majuscules, minuscules and numbers are pretty much done, but I’m having a bit of trouble getting started with the non-alphanumeric characters. As always, the ampersand and the at sign remain to be the most difficult of the special characters, I’m considering borrowing some from my earlier high stress font “High Society”.

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