...a whole boatload...

natenielson's picture

Hi, I've haunted these halls (off and on) for over two years now without posting...sorry. I have a good deal of respect for most of you and must thank you for the knowledge you make available.

Here's a link to some of my stuff:

Most are, well, crappy but some are pretty mediocre if I do say-so myself. If you can bring yourself to critique something I'll be pleased. If you can say even more, I'll be happy. And if you're harsh, I'll be overjoyed.


natenielson's picture

For the love of everything holy, PLEASE gimme something!
I'm starving over here!


ericgio's picture

hey nate,

I'm kind of a haunter too. you've got a lot of designs, pretty prolific.

I really like your gaelic/uncial faces. they seem the most refined and the shapes are really beautiful. Some of your other "ethnic" (for lack of a better descriptor) faces are interesting as well (Runestick in particular).

Are there any that you're currently working on and trying to refine? Maybe a more focused critique would be helpful


natenielson's picture

I like to think of myself as an illustrator, but all my sketchbooks from the past year or so are filled with letterforms! Hah!

I never consciously thought, "i'm gunna make a font." It's been as if something possessed me, whether I liked it or not. So having been a designer (with an MFA no less) and never studied type, what could I do?... Haunt, and try to apply what I learned.

So this is what I have to show after a year. Don't ask me where I got the nerve to post 'em though.


Nick Cooke's picture

That's a lot of stuff for a year, and overall pretty good.

Very competent and creative with a good eye for proportions. I love Arthuriel.

I take it that you were an Irish monk before becoming an illustrator/type designer

Nick Cooke

muffinmanbrander's picture

I really like Bywater.if i can remember correctly, they all look really good, and i must agree with fontboye the proportions look good.

Ricardo Cordoba's picture


I saw this back in April but didn’t get a chance to post my comments until now... I especially like Ockiahex...

Any chance that you’ll develop uppercase characters and numerals for it? It might be difficult to have a “true” uppercase if you want to stick to the hexagonal motif, but making the typeface unicase might be a good solution…

Miss Tiffany's picture

nate. :^[ I'm sorry this has been lost in the halls. I've just taken a peek and now will say that your work is worth looking at in more depth. I'll look again this weekend.

hey group! look at nate's type!!

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