JFK Monogram Fine Tuning

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Héctor Muñoz Huerta's picture
Joined: 21 Feb 2003 - 11:00am
JFK Monogram Fine Tuning
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This is a monogram I have been working on for a school. My problem is with the width relationships between the stem, the leg and the arm of the K. I think I'm almost close to nailing it but it's such a difficult letter.

I also tried to compensate for the brightness of the F making it slightly narrower on the stem than the J and the K.

Thanks for your time.

James Michaels's picture
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Joined: 6 Mar 2010 - 12:54am
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Ah, the figure-ground illusion, I remember doing something similar in design school with my initials a long time ago. It's a good technique.

It's working pretty well but the top of the F looks a little clunky to me. I like the minimalism but have you tried keeping more of the K?

Riccardo Sartori's picture
Joined: 13 Jul 2009 - 4:20am
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I think you could try to either lower the right curve of |J| or gently reprise that curve on the F/K edge.

Tim Aarts's picture
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Joined: 13 Jul 2011 - 4:57pm
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My first thought was to make the J taller so you can see the F more clearly. Same as what riccard0 is suggesting.

Héctor Muñoz Huerta's picture
Joined: 21 Feb 2003 - 11:00am
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Thanks, I'll try pushing the length of the J although I can't show more of the stem of the K because the previous version of the monogram shows a cropped K stem and looks pretty bad.

Hrant H Papazian's picture
Joined: 3 May 2000 - 11:00am
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It's working great! I read "J K" at first but an instant later read the "F".

I would make the stem/gap of the "F" slightly narrower. Have you tried making the terminal of the "J" more harmonious with the angles in the "K"? That might backfire though...

hhp

Héctor Muñoz Huerta's picture
Joined: 21 Feb 2003 - 11:00am
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I have to make some prints of the monogram at different sizes to decide the optima width of the stem-gap of the F, I'm not quite convinced of it yet!