Cnap 2019 report
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Really nice work and the fonts too. But to the foundries: Nobody likes to ask for a font if he does not know the price at first.
I will never ask you when you don’t make it public at your foundry’s website!
I can’t speak for Lucas, but my impression is that, with the Bretagne foundry (where fonts are available on request), he doesn’t aim for maximum distribution of his fonts. Running a shop is not trivial, and especially if the fonts are still in progress and not primarily made as a source of income, it can have benefits to make direct contact with designers who are interested in one’s typeface designs – get feedback, provide updates, set a custom price tag, make the fonts available for free because it’s for a good cause, or reserve the right to say no because it’s for a cause you don’t want to support.
It may be true that you won’t ask, but others certainly do. On this website alone, there are two dozen examples for works by designers who apparently requested the Self Modern and Cucina fonts.
Thank you for your nice words @K. Egger. And thank you @Florian for the answer, I noticed this exchange a bit late, but you summed up everything pretty well ! I am aware that the process of getting the font information is a bit complex. May be someday I will make it more simple, but in the meantime it allows me to keep the scale of the Bretagne foundry down to a human size.