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Seb McLauchlan's picture
Joined: 5 Oct 2010 - 7:20am
Untitled Bold

Hello Typophiles

Attached is the results of the first serious attempt I've taken to design a font, I'm 20 and a student studying Graphic Design, previously I have only really edited existing faces, (please be gentle, this is my first time at the rodeo).

I've tried to make it kooky and memorable, while still having a consistent approach. This is a headline display font, hence how little stroke variation there is, and I think it can only go as small as 24pt before it gets too weird.

I was inspired by a pair of unique street signs in my home town of Wellington, but through further development I found myself looking at the type used in the Tintin magazines of my childhood. I can also definitively say Colophone's incredible Raisonne and Grilli Type's entire catalogue were guiding hands as to the boundaries between feature and distraction that I'm trying to balance.

For some strange reason, I started with a bold weight. Will eventually move this down to Normal & Light.

Please let me know what you think, dying to hear.


Clayton Carkner's picture
Joined: 1 Dec 2012 - 11:27pm

The only person who it will feel memorable to is yourself.

As for my opinion on some glyphs, I'd say that the en dash, em dash and hyphen are too similar. I know you said this is a display face, but if you're going to include that stuff then you might as well make them awesome.
It is odd that you still haven't decided on a name, imo.

Rest of it looks pretty boss.

Here's my first typeface as well if you wanna check it out. I haven't made as much progress as you. http://www.behance.net/gallery/Leteske/7016789

CANNAVO Matthieu's picture
Joined: 14 Feb 2012 - 7:50am

The "oldstyle" g is welldrawn but kinda strange in this font. The 8 spikes asterik is really strong, maybe 6 or 5 would be better.