September 15, 2014
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HCC Webmaster’s Font Used
In Connecticut Author’s Book
Book Launch This Month in AZ, CA
Hubbard Ruly. Torrington resident and Housatonic Community College webmaster Rich Hubbard has developed more than 15 fonts, including ten based on people’s handwriting. Author/artist Carol Wallace’s new book Daisy’s Reality Show Adventure, was set in Ruly, one such handwriting font.
BRIDGEPORT – When Barkhamsted writer/artist Carol Wallace started looking for a font for her new book Daisy’s Reality Show Adventure, she wanted something that was light and whimsical.
She found it in “Ruly,” a font created by Torrington resident and Housatonic Community College webmaster Rich Hubbard, who has developed more than 15 fonts, including ten based on people’s handwriting.
Wallace, a career gallery artist, began writing the book after being diagnosed with a severe heart ailment. “I did it to amuse myself, to make myself laugh,” she said.
The subject was reality television shows; the approach, satirical. The book looks at reality shows as seen through the eyes of a rat terrier named Daisy who pursues, as the cover of the book says, fame and fortune in “a doggy tale world of show biz.”
As Wallace readied the book for publication, she wanted a font that would reflect the lighthearted tone of the book. “I wanted a font that was playful and whimsical, and looked like something a dog would write,” she said.
She mentioned this to Hubbard, who was handling her website for her. He suggested Ruly, a font made from the handwriting of a friend that has become his most popular over the years. “It’s a great font to use,” Hubbard said, “It has a comic-book feel to it and has also been used in greeting cards.”
He e-mailed it to Wallace, who loved it.
Wallace is launching the print edition of the book this month with book signings in Arizona and California. At the signings, she sits at a plain table with a pile of books to one side. Behind her, on an easel, sits a blow-up of the opening page of “Leg III” of the book. The top half of the page features her drawing of a canine filmmaker. The bottom half features text set in Rich Hubbard’s font.
To view a selection of Hubbard’s font, go to www.myfonts.com/foundry/Enrich_Design/.
For information on Carol Wallace’s book, go to www.daisydogenterprises.com