Based on/inspired by the previously non-existent text face used for Vespertine-era Björk merchandise.
RULES FOR USE:
Free for dA, commercial and non-commercial use.
Please credit me and send me a link to your work.
Kismet is a strange and fickle beast.
A couple of weeks ago, completely by accident, I was trawling one of the many free font databases out there and stumbled on a font that looked A LOT like this one. I inspected the font and was further convinced of the similarities.
As I'd spoken to m/m paris, the design firm that handled the artwork for the Vespertine album, and was told that the fonts used for that artwork were not, nor would ever be, commercially available, I assumed that the offending font was a rip-off of mine. Naturally indignant, I immediately set out to inform all the sources of the font I could find that they were in breach of copyright. After contacting 20 or more sites, I found the naming metadata from one of the files, which stated that the font was created in 1991 (long before Vespertine was even dreamed of), and gave a name: Jim Pearson.
Now suspicious, I located Jim's site and found that the font - Brassfield - was one of several fonts that Jim designed between 1991 and 1994. Jim, it turns out, got there first.
I've contacted Jim but had no reply as yet, so I'd like to take this opportunity to set the record straight and point you to his site so that, if you wish to download Brassfield, you can.
Let me say that I did not plagiarise Jim's work - if you examine the two fonts closely, you will see that they are not the same. surrounding__. was created by eye alone, from a limited set of characters on printed media. I will, therefore, be leaving surrounding__. on dA, ribbed for your pleasure, but you all deserve to know the details of this strange and twisty tale.
See above for the updated license rules.Jim Pearson: Amateur Typographer and founder of The One Bear Band.
Comments very, very welcome.