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David Luscombe's picture
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Any hints tips on this new creation would go down well. It’s only taken around 3 days to get this far but I’m thinking of doing the whole font.
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Hrant H Papazian's picture
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Industria and Impact have a kid!  :-)
It actually looks like it would be a useful font.

hhp

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hi david,

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Thanks Simon, I’ll drop the serif’s also. Havn’t had a lot of time these past couple of days so no changes, but thanks for the kind words. D.

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wow. the lighter version is absolutely beautiful. Actually looks alot like the font that I designed for a typography class I took.

I see one problem with the light version. The Z is somewhat inconsistent the top is hard edged and there’s a curve on the bottom. I think the curve would work on both sides.

Excellent work

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wow. the lighter version is absolutely beautiful. Actually looks alot like the font that I designed for a typography class I took.

I see one problem with the light version. The Z is somewhat inconsistent the top is hard edged and there’s a curve on the bottom. I think the curve would work on both sides.

Excellent work

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Looks like a great corporate ID font. Let me know when it’s for sale. :-)

A few comments:
- The V’s and Q’s bother me. I don’t have any suggestion for the V’s, I hate drawing that letter myself.

- Consider adding a curve to the stem of the 7.

- Consider lengthening the bar of the E (but not the F).

- Something about the at-sign doesn’t seem right.

- The pound and percent signs are really wide!

Paul

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Thats great Paul,
Just the sort of info I need. I’ll give it a go in the next few days. And thanks Hrant for the positive comments. I like the idea of a little neville brody influence creeping in there some where. D.

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Joined: 18 Jun 2003 - 7:29am
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Hi David,

it also reminds me in a good way to House Gothic, a very nice type.
I totally agree with Paul. I have some personal things to add too:
- Try thickening the diagonal in the UC ‘S’
- The ‘+’ and ‘#’ signs are a little heavy
- The ‘z’s bother me a little. It’s the round foot.
- Try making the bars on the ‘$’ thicker. I think they are to thin.
- Although I like it, the * doesn’t seem to fit. Hmm… maybe it’s me.
- Try moving the diagonal in the ‘?’ down. Perhaps that opens it up a little more.
- Shouldn’t the downscore be a little more down?

But nevertheless it’s a very nice type. I see good potential for it. Good work in only three days.

I’d like to use it.

Regards,
Ren

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Dave, FYI, Industria was not an original design.
It was made many decades before in a German design school.

hhp

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Cheers for all the helpful info, I’m going to adjust the inards of the initial post to keep it more inkeeping with the lighter weight version. I will release the square version to.
mutagen2

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Here’s the line up for the light version. Loads of work but I will post a pdf when I’m closer to the truth with both weights and a more completed set. Any more comments would be very much needed. Cheers, Dave.Mutenagen

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Hi David,

Some things that catch my eye:
- the lc ‘k’ should be wider
- the ‘v’ and ‘w’ are not my favorite. I think the UC ‘W’ is wide or has at least to much white in it
- try changing the curve in the ‘2’ and ‘z’. It’s strange and destroys the balance
- move the bar of the lc ‘f’ a little up. That’s no problem
the belly of the UC’Y’ could go a little bit down. It feels now not heavy enough at the bottom.
- the ‘o’ in the %-sign could be a little less wide if you ask me.

These are just the things that personally bothered me. It’s up to you as the designer how you want your type to look. I think making the changes would make the type more homogenious.

Regards,
Ren

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Cheers for that Rene. I’ll look at those things in the next day or so. D.