>Now, here comes the part I was wondering about:
>Is it ethical to take that woman's writing and make a typeface out of it?
>I've been playing around with it since I got the bag. In the back of my
>head, a voice has been saying, "Don't do it, it's wrong, it's not your
>work, it's forgery." But another part of my head tells me that this
>woman's writing is calling out to be printed.
>Who do I listen to in my head?
I see that almost everyone in this thread has sided with talking to
her and asking her if you can use her handwriting. Don't flame me.
Think about what you have, just the word 'Expresso'. Artists are
artists because they can see beauty in things no one else can. Do you
think van Gogh politely asked every person he wanted to painting "if by
chance he might be able to paint their likeness", a lot of the people he
lived around wouldn't give him the time of day much less be polite to him.
But he saw beauty in what they were, and how they acted and he captured it.
Your not creating this font because in your mind it would sell very well.
You are creating it because you are inspired.
Tell me, did Berry Deck give some of his royalties to the guy who
painted the Laundry Mat sign that he based Template Gothic on, or to Ed
Fella whos hand drawn typeface inspired him to do it. No, I don't think so.
I'm not saying take everything you can but we are artists and we
get inspired by the world around us. We shouldn't have to tip-toe through
the politically correct battle ground, or have copyright, copyright,
copyright, copyright.... Lingering in the back our head every time we
become inspired to create.
"You'll feel like the whole world is in a bubble, and your right up against
it looking in, rubbin' against it."
"I'll try it anyway"
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