[NTLK] [OT] Font design
vladkorotnev at gmail.com
Sat Oct 26 05:38:09 EDT 2013
Thanks for the reply Laurence!
Actually this is the only weight the font has (it doesn’t have a bold version or vice versa).
The phrase you had trouble recognising was «Tsuno de Jitai», so the letter was actually a small «i».
We don’t plan on making any other (bold or light) versions of the font since first we gotta finish the regular one by adding numbers, punctuation, symbols, cyrillic and hiragana/katakana.
> Esthetically, I don't care much for that style of small r, d, and b - using a small-form where most of the other small letters are small-caps
Yeah I noticed that too. We’ll probably try making them small-caps too.
Not anywhere within next week sadly, since my friend doesn’t know his way around making digital fonts, so he just gives me papers with the glyph ideas, which I then trace in Illustrator and convert in Glyphs.
Here is another sample of the font containing every character it has now: http://cs413416.vk.me/v413416119/532c/pdXcC90fosk.jpg
Just for reference, the text reads: «This pangram contains four As, one B, thirty Es, six Fs, five Gs, seven Hs, eleven Is, one J, one K, two Ls, two Ms, eighteen Ns, fifteen Os, two Ps, one Q, five Rs, twenty-seven Ss, eighteen Ts, two Us, seven Vs, eight Ws, two Xs, three Ys and one Z»
Of course the font wasn’t meant for such large amounts of text, but it was kind of the only way to show all characters available being used.
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On 26 Oct 2013, at 11:48 , Laurence W Brown <lwb at mac.com> wrote:
> The bold form looks pretty good - mostly readable.
> In that weight, tho, the openings, or breaks, in the letters seem shorter than as in the thinner weight, and those large breaks make those very much thinner letters quite a bit harder to read. I suggest going the other direction: as the weight gets heavier, the breaks can get bigger, while as the letters get thin, the breaks need to be shorter...
> I also have serious difficulty figuring out the letter that could be an "R" but seems wrong in the phrase:
> tsuno de jrt ar ??
> Similarly, the small "r" is hard to read until you see it several times.
> Esthetically, I don't care much for that style of small r, d, and b - using a small-form where most of the other small letters are small-caps... (For some reason, tho, the e & i don't bother me as much - not at all logical, I admit!) But, since using that particular style is a just a matter of taste, perhaps adding a touch of serif, or using a sloped line somewhere (perhaps for the shorter verticals, or for the upper horizontals), might make those 3 letters seem less out of place...
> Thanks for the request - I love fonts!
> -Larry Brown
> Sent from my 2Pad…
> On Oct 25, 2013, at 20:35, Vladislav Korotnev <vladkorotnev at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello everyone.
>> A friend of mine and I are trying our hand at designing a font.
>> The font was meant to be blocky, decorative, for use in Hi-tech project logos and posters and so on.
>> Here is what we have so far:
>> So, what i would like to ask is, what do you think of this font concept and what we need to enhance in order to make it look better?
>> vladkorotnev at gmail.com
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