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Kai Damian Matthiesen's picture
Joined: 7 Jan 2014 - 5:13pm
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This is a gradient type design I recently "finished". I have used this type without the shadows in several projects but this was the initial idea. The idea stems from blackletter decorations I saw in an old bible.

Comments are very welcome!

Thanks Kai

Full projectlink: https://www.behance.net/gallery/22219973/Shadow-Font

Kai Damian Matthiesen's picture
Joined: 7 Jan 2014 - 5:13pm
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K Cerulean Pease's picture
Joined: 19 Oct 2003 - 5:03pm
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I would suggest rearranging the shadows on letters that would make another letter if a part fell away. With imperfect vision and/or increased contrast, "E" becomes "F." and "L" becomes "I." The tail of "R" isn't quite shaped like punctuation but still seems a bit like a lost object lurking under a "P" all the same. Even if confusion is unlikely in practice, the differentiation will add more visual interest.

Donald H. Tucker's picture
Joined: 13 Dec 2012 - 3:47pm
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If you are attempting to produce a digital font version, as opposed to an eps format which allows gradual shading, check the discussions of the problems in in making a digital font of Roger Excoffon's Calypso type using a dot size variation. For example http://typophile.com/node/102099
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Hrant H Papazian's picture
Joined: 3 May 2000 - 11:00am
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Pretty cool!
My only complaint is that the straight-to-curve joins (like in the "U") are ungainly (possibly because they're too geometric).

hhp