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Markus Brand's picture
Joined: 30 Sep 2004 - 3:20am

BlackPearl is a British Bastarda, digitalised and reshaped.

I already Hi-Jacked the "Adam"-Thread, which i am very sorry for ...
now that the BlackPearl has its unique name i will give it its own Thread.

I hope to see lots of replies/critiques/ideas regarding the BlackPearl to make me finish this one ... ;-)

Find the actual prewiev-file here: http://www.brxnd.de/web/uploads/media/blackpearl.pdf [1.3 MB]

thanks. Hope You like it!

Dan Reynolds's picture
Joined: 20 Jul 2002 - 11:00am

This looks interesting. Very ornate.

Are you trying to recreate handwriting, or revive a type style? Or something else?

I think that you are tending toward "handwriting" at the moment. But if you wish to do this, you will need to build in tons of contextual ligatures, and such. Because right now, some combinations just aren't working, and that is sad.

"lives" is very odd. "l-i-v" collide into each other. This should be handled more smoothly. And the tail of the e turns upward too much, unless it is the last letter in the word. the "e-s" combination feels like two separate words, they should be a fluid whole, I think.

In some letter combinations, the bottom of the "l" looks too stubby.

Paul Hunt could be able to offer a lot here as well, I think. I hope he drops in!

paul d hunt's picture
Joined: 5 May 2005 - 8:44pm

looks pretty much polished to me! when are you going to make this available? Also, I hope you're planning on doing an OT version!