John at T4sLtd.co.uk
Sat May 24 00:33:15 CEST 2008
Cedric Sagne wrote:
> Your client should pay for a license for the font, it is down to you as
> a designer to make them understand they are potentially breaking the law
> getting an unlicensed font in their logo.
Hmmm... It came from a 'professional' graphic designer originally so
that should all have been taken care of I assume.
> The font would be licensed to them and therefore you would not be
> allowed to use it if another client is asking for it.
Indeed, but I don't have it. What I'm after, given that most people
have only seen low resolution versions of the logo, is something free
with a similar face.
When I get a moment, I will look on the Open Font Library as others have
> Your client would
> get a copy which would allow them to produce other texts with it, for
> marketing purposes.
They may have, but as he doesn't know a .TTF from a .TXT file it's hard
to be sure ! All I know is that they didn't know what the font was, or
if they had it.
> Please note that in theory you designing a logo with a font licensed to
> them is still breaking the law, but ideally even software auditors will
> not be THAT nitpickers.
All the more reason for Open Fonts !
> A font designer deserves an income as well and it is ethical to reward
> their work. Passing on a 20 USD expense in your global invoice is not
> going to make you less competitive to your client.
A brief look for Armada Regular suggested that it was certainly more
expensive than that, and one site had the whole Armada family for some
hundreds of pounds.
While I fully agree that font designers work should be rewarded, I'm not
sure that a single font family should cost as much as an whole operating
Market forces tell me that the cost is disproportionate an drive me
John Beardmore, MSc EDM (Open), B.A. Chem (Oxon), CMIOSH, AIEMA, MEI
Managing Director, T4 Sustainability Limited. http://www.T4sLtd.co.uk/
Carbon Trust Consultant: Energy Audit, Carbon Footprint, Design Advice
Energy Efficiency Accreditation Scheme, (EEAS), Registered Assessor
Phone: 0845 4561332 Mobile: 07785 563116 Skype: t4sustainability
More information about the scribus