I found a book in a recent visit to the used book store called Street Art, published about a year ago in England. It’s a compendium of photographs of graffiti and street art from all over the world and it’s even spawned a couple of calendars for 2015 and 2016.
To me the most interesting part about the book is that it uses our Nosegrind font for the title, for chapter headers and prominently throughout the book. Interesting but maybe frustrating too.
You see it reminded me of how little regard some publishers have for the fonts which are such a big part of their publications. The flyleaf of the book is packed with credits. They credit everyone from picture researcher to the copy editor. There aren’t any credits for the street art that is the subject of the book, but that’s understandable since their work is mostly anonymous. The one thing that’s not credited is our font. With Nosegrind on almost every page you’d think they could credit the source of the font. And it’s not like the source of the font is mysterious or hard to research. Even if they downloaded the font off of one of the many sites that have demo or old shareware versions.
It’s not that we resent seeing our fonts in print. We love it. That’s what they’re for, after all. But we sell them at relatively low prices and make many available to download for free, yet almost no one ever includes a credit of any kind with them. So this is just a reminder that fonts matter too. And though we appreciate every sale (buy Nosegrind now), please give credit where credit is due.