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marcandr's picture

This is my first attempt of creating a font and I am still at the beginning of the process.
It is the physiognomy of the

designalchemy's picture

Nice work, I think the old style numerals was a nice touch. Since you took this extra step why not go all out with tabular numerals as well.

Aaron Sittig's picture

This reminds me of an idea I started to work out on paper a while ago, though I was considering the effect when tracing the same path of the e with a slanted pen. The result wasn't that attractive when extended to the rest of the alphabet so I dropped it. I'm glad to see it works much better in a lineal design.

I'd suggest extending the shape of the lower e to as many characters as you can. The results should be more distinctive and give your idea good mileage.

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Besides this, there are lots of problems in the shapes of your characters. The a is too wide. Assuming the e is your mothership character, the bowl characters bpdq are too narrow. The arm of the f extends too far to the right. The dot on the j is too high or the dot on the i is too low. They should be the same height. The v is too narrow. The w needs to be redrawn to bring the slopes into agreement.

The t needs attention. The crossbar is too high, it should be at the same height as the crossbar on the f. The top of the stem on t is also much higher than is conventional. Additionaly, the shape of the foot is not advisable; I've tried this shape before and it never sits well on the baseline. Perhaps you could make this foot the same shape as the bottom half of the e.

I like your idea for the distinctive bend in e. If applied with care to the rest of the alphabet, it could give you a distinct feel. But I'd be careful about getting too carried away with exprimentation; it'd be best to first nail the conventional san serif shapes and then work from there to inject your ideas.

eomine's picture

my quick comments:
- descenders are too long;
- g looks like q;
- M is too wide;
- middle-arms in EF are too high and thin;
- there's a lot of width and stroke weight variations...

marcandr's picture

Well, I didn

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