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Hello, my name is Hubert Jocham and I have not been very active in this forum. but here is something I work at the moment. It is a Serif font with some unsual shapes. There is only upper and lower case yet. Reading is quite strange at the beginning, but you never know as a designer if people accept forms like that.
Anyway here is the pdf

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I think this is pretty cool.

I can think of some tweaks, but wouldn’t want to intrude too much into the “structures” of such an obviously personal effort. Two things that do stand out as needing change though:
- I would splay the legs of the UC “M”.
- Most of all: I would quickly change the “z” to have “conventional” stroke contrats! It looks really disruptive the way it is. You could do that in the italic though I guess.

Nice stuff.

hhp

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I only spent half a day on the upper case yet. They are difficult anyway in a lower case like this. You might be right about the M.
But the z is something you can find in the roman this and that way, but I might have to decide to do upper and lower case in the same way. The different stresses are only in the italics.

Hubert

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I only spent half a day on the upper case yet. They are difficult anyway in a lower case like this. You might be right about the M.
But the z is something you can find in the roman this and that way, but I might have to decide to do upper and lower case in the same way. The different stresses are only in the italics.

Hubert

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Great to see you here, Hubert. I am huge fan of your FF Zwo and many of your other faces.

I think Talk (is that the name?) has a lot of potential, if for no other reason than modern faces with ultra-distinctive forms are very much in demand. I believe FF Dax's simplified 'n', 'a', 'b', and 'd' often sell the face by themselves.

Some thoughts:

  • The crazy 'S' terminals feel a tad too heavy.
  • The serifs may be too large, especially noticeable on the 'm'.
  • Your 'a', 'k', and 'g' are stunning.
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Joined: 22 Jul 2005 - 7:01am
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I really like the 'g', it's so beautiful and refreshing!

oribendor

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Interesting shapes. I’d probably agree that this isn’t something which should be used to set a textbook. However, I could see it being used for poetry or some other short setting. I really like the rationalized shape changes. I find the _g_ to bee odd, but it is working in the smaller setting.