Rocky is my newest dog. He's a purebred Labrador Retriever. I adopted/rescued
him when he was about 8 months old just about a year ago (Feb. 2002). He was completely
untrained and had a lot of bad habits, but he was full of love and very sweet and
he bonded with me intensely from the start. He turned 1 on June 15, 2002. He's pretty
happy to be here in Doggie Heaven.
I've had a font for my other dog Lulu, "Princess Lulu", for a long time now, so I thought it was about time I made one for Rocky.
So I thought to myself, what should a font named Rocky look like?
hmmm, lessee, Rocky is big, black, full of energy, playful, fun, wild, and almost out of control.
So I cranked up FontLab, grabbed my CalComp Digital Tablet, and drew up this font.
I think I hit it pretty close, huh? The first one, Rocky 1, is pretty much all of those things.
Its got the basic punctuation I figured you might ever need for such a font, suitable for garage sales, fund-raisers, bake sale flyers, etc. Its free.
Then I got to thinking...what kind of things can I do to this font?
So I cleaned it up a bit and got it trained sort of and that's Rocky 2.
To make Rocky 2 I took advantage of the composite character feature to add the same border image to all the characters. I thought that was pretty cool. So I decided to make some more using this simple technique. All I had to do was change one character, get it all set up right and I could generate multiple versions of the same font using this simple formula. Ironically, kind of like the Rocky movies, huh? (didja see how smoothly I worked that in? clever ain't I)
With each successive one I learned some new tricks, just like Rocky does, and I cleaned up and adjusted individual letters and added more punctuation along the way, always getting better and more refined as I progressed, (again just like the real Rocky).
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