This is the beginning of my ﬁrst student typeface. It was inﬂuenced by American Bandstand and Aboriginal Art, but turned into “disco-centric hieroglyphics.” Let me know what you think…
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Saturday Nile Fever? :-)
Much better. Save your old ideas, too, maybe you can extract another font from those ideas. I think the x is ﬁtting. You may want to print out a copy at 14 point, just to see if the strokes thin out too much. Overall though, it looks pretty darn good.
Zoid. i like it! and Saturday Nile fever! thats great stuﬀ! thanks for all the feedback!
let’s try that again… I am working on cleaning up all the small imperfections, and I am playing around with the e, i, r, and j to make them look more cohesive. Do any others look unﬁt?
I like the idea, but it almost looks like there are 2 diﬀerent fonts here-one set with black dots and another with straight lines. For comparison, look at the m and n. There are some nice forms though, I particularly like the letters styled like the a, b, d, etc. Nice work.
I have changed many of the letters to ﬁt the style much better. I have also taken the “dots” out because I think they were rather cheezy looking. I still think the r is not ﬁtting, so I will work on that one still. Does the x look ﬁtting? I still see it as a little oﬀ, but better than before. Any suggestions?
Angie, what sort of genre do you think of your font as being a part of? The reason I ask is that it looks kind of techno-ey in a way, but also it seems to have some Art Deco elements to my eye. Keep going with it!
Here are more revisions. Let me know what you think!
In response to John, I also noticed it has some art deco and techno-like feel to it. It wasnt my intent at all though. I began this assignment thinking I would create a typeface that juxtaposed the disco era with hieroglyphics. After playing around with many diﬀerent forms I noticed that they all had a “space-like” feel to them. Disco + Hierpgyphics = Spaceballs? sweet! But now I need to name it, and I cant decide on a name at all. Any ideas?