Tour de Force Font Foundry [tourdeforce]
What is your specialty?
We make fonts.
Where can we view your portfolio online?
You can check it on: http://www.tourdefonts.com
What made you interested in design?
Possibility to create, organize and deliver new ideas for yourself and for others.
What has been your professional career path?
We're in this business, by this name, for more then 3 years. So far, it's been mostly everything like we planned at the beginning and in future, our plan will be shaped by our productivity and working speed.
Have you received any awards for your work in the field of design?
So far, under this name, we haven't been awarded yet, but we have achieved some other professional levels that we might consider same or even better then getting an award. As individual graphic designers, we've been awarded.
What is your motivation? What makes you get up in the mornings?
To finish what we started yesterday.
How would you define your design style?
We try to bring a variates into our types, so we're not oriented into doing just sans or serif fonts i.e.
How do you promote and move your work?
By publishing news on a couple of websites and of course by using our website.
In which new areas would you like to experiment?
We'd like to get an serious big client to work for. The one who could handle the design process, who have a wide range of applicable products.
Shapes, color, concept: where do you usually begin when conceiving a design?
Since fonts as software are only available in black color, it is perfect starting position for using it later as final product into some color packages, books, websites etc.
What are your sources for documentation and to generate ideas?
Reading, seeing, drawing, mixing everything...
Which festivals or awards in your field do you find most interesting?
At the moment, none.
What is your favourite type of customer?
Individuals who hold small companies that produces honest and small things.
To a certain point, is copying justifiable?
As an inspiration maybe, but as an final design, it's still stealing.
List some things you dislike seeing in design.
Copy/paste and giving big values and presence to those who simply don't deserve it by their works or behavior.
Do you believe the newer generations are better at designing?
No, that may be a general fact, but it's not an rule or truth after all. Younger means more ambitious, with all pluses and minuses it gives.
With which type of client would you decline in working for?
With those who don't have a single idea of what they are looking for. With those who aren't realistic in many ways and with those who don't accept suggestions.
How do you calculate budgets for a design project?
It depends, but mostly from case to case.
Which professionals in your field -contemporary or past- do you most admire?
There are really many great designers, but the ones with ideas are the best.
Which software applications do you most utilize in your work?
We use a few bitmap and vector softwares and specialized software for final production.
Up to what point do your designs reflect your personality?
Up to 100%.
How do you distinguish passing fads from mainstays in new trends?
It's not so hard. Either you feel it, either you don't.
If you weren't a designer, what would you be doing?
Don't have a single idea. I might quit being designer tomorrow, who knows?!
At this moment, what would be your dream job or project?
There's nothing like that on the mind, but every job or project with realistic and normal persons is great.
Can you see yourself in this field twenty years from now?
Which design resources online do you frequently visit?
Book shops, online libraries and IMDB.
Tour de Force Font Foundry
Serbia - Gornji Milanovac