timotheus's picture

Greetings, all. Thought I'd post some samples of the display face I am currently working on to get some feedback. At this point I have the basic letterforms with various possible alternates, figures and basic punctuation. There is also only basic spacing and no kerning.

Thanks in advance for taking a look and letting me know what you think.

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Nick Shinn's picture

This would look interesting in very tight settings, for wordmarks or titles, with the serifs overlapping.

jay's picture

OK, this is my first contribution to "critique", and I'm feeling self-consious ... mostly because this font is so much better than anything I've done. But I want to contribute, because I'm hoping to use this forum one day.

First off, I really like the face, and think it's very successful. My only comment is that I did a stutter-step when I read "sunshine" because of the similarity of the "h" and the "n". No idea what the solution is, because of the no-ascenders-no-descenders (semi-unicase?) design.

The only other thing that drew my eye is the dot on the "i". It stands out a bit; can it be reduced a little, or rounded off a hair?

OK, I've made my comments, and I am ashamed: I feel like such an ogre, blasting someone's hard work.


hrant's picture

Nick, it's good to see you're joining in to the crits now.


timotheus's picture

Thanks for the feedback, folks.

And no worries, Jay, I am looking for honest reactions here. You make a good point on both the lower-case h and the i; I'll give them some consideration.

dezcom's picture

Very nice concept. I'll bet some heavy metal bands will be happy to see this.
Is it meant to be unicase?


timotheus's picture

Yes, it is meant to be unicase with several alternates. One thing I'm still pondering is whether to have the lowercase be exactly the same glyphs as the uppercase or to include a set of alternates there. I might also use the "stylistic sets" for the alternates.

mmilo's picture

One thing that you could possibly try out is to decrease the width on tail below the Q, especially since your serifs are so fine, it makes the Q stand out a little.

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