Blackout is a decorative typeface that uses filled-in sans-serif lettering with a little bit of a grungy feel. Tyler Finck developed the font for his homepage / portfolio which is also a great example treatment of the typeface. It’s a bold and attention-grabbing typeface but it also has some attitude, so you could use it on posters to get people’s attention from far away, or you could also use it in limited doses around any kind of composition for a little bit of spice.
- Fedora Font Wishlist Entry:http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/TLOMT_Blackout_fonts
- Upstream Homepage: http://www.theleagueofmoveabletype.com/fonts/5-blackout
So, you want to package Blackout?
Schweeeeet! You’re rad! You’ll want to follow the first steps here next to the ‘if you intend to do some packaging’ header:
Our fonts packaging policy, which the above refers to, is documented here:
And if you have any questions throughout the process, don’t hesitate to ask on the Fedora Fonts SIG mailing list:
Last Week’s Font
And on that note:
Now people. Let’s be frank here. This is week #11 of the Unpackaged Font of the Week blog posts. It’s been over a month since these fonts I’ve been highlighting to you have gotten some packaging love. So talk to me:
- Am I posting these too often? Should I go bi-weekly? Monthly?
- Do you want to help and don’t know how to package? Or is the font-packaging process too complicated?
- Do you just not care about fonts and would rather see packaging needs highlighted for some other type of thing? (I recently discovered there’s a lot of great audio apps that we don’t have packaged yet!)
Please let me know, because I need to decide if I should keep doing this. My goal here is twofold: I want folks to see what awesome openly-licensed stuff is out there to use, but I also want to show folks very specific, well-defined, and not too-overwhelming ways they can jump in and help further free & open source projects – packaging content for use in a distro is a great way to do that.
When you package fonts and help me out, I see the love, but when I don’t see stuff getting packaged, I feel sad!
One idea I had was maybe to do fonts on week 1, do a wishlisted audio package on week 2 (omg do I want pure data packaged), do maybe something interesting off of the general package wishlist on week 3, and wishlist games on week 4, then rotate. That’s just one idea I had though. I want to hear what you think I should do!