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Crit my typeface please
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I’ve been working on the text weight for this typeface. When I print it out, I’m happy with the way it looks at small sizes, but at a larger scale it seems to fall apart. Any tips for fixing this problem, or just critiques in general? Thx

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Joined: 25 Jul 2005 - 3:07pm
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If you're working on a text weight shouldn't you be worrying more about how well it sets in it's intended size? I don't see text being set in anything close to the size you have the 'larger' version at in the GIF.

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Joined: 10 Nov 2005 - 1:46am
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Good point. As a novice type designer, I should probably be happy if I can get it to work at one size well.

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Joined: 14 Oct 2005 - 12:47pm
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the "n" and "h" seem inconsistent. the "e" is nice but it feels out of place…

just my two cents…

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Joined: 20 Jul 2005 - 8:40am
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the bowls on the "a", "b" and "g" seem too wide compared to the "n" and the "o".

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I would suggest increasing the height of your e, and adding just the tiniest bit more contrast to the f, o, s, t, i, and v so that they're more consistent with the contrast in h, a, m, b, u, r, g, e, & n. I think it's less of a problem at the smaller sizes, but that it would help the color to be more even.

--Jim K.

edit: Perhaps o should be taller too.
2nd edit: Best. Username. Ever. ^_^

Hrant H Papazian's picture
Joined: 3 May 2000 - 11:00am
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I don't know what you mean by "falls apart", but I actually
believe that text fonts, at least the really good ones, are
supposed to look kinda dorky when set large.

So:
1) Decide what size you intend this to be used at.
2) Tell us.
3) Prodvide a PDF.

hhp

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Joined: 26 May 2005 - 7:02pm
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The tail of the u looks just a little short to me. I second the e being out of place. And may I say you have very nice typeface right here. I realy like your "g".

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It looks like that your letter 'v' is irrelevant compared with others, maybe a little curve at the base would emphasize the roundness style and the width of 'h,' 'u,' 'n' should be equal. Hmm... maybe the spacing between each letter should be a little extended to enhance legibility at small point size. And I personally love your 'e'.
--- pinky kinky winky ---

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The h looks narrow but I like the rest of it. Hard to say anything more without a closer look.

Josh's picture
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Joined: 10 Nov 2005 - 1:46am
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Thanks, I should be paying for this. All very helpful feedback, some of which I implemented.

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Joined: 13 Mar 2006 - 10:30pm
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i like how it makes me feel a little out of place.
queer but perfectly done!
(;

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Joined: 20 Mar 2006 - 12:00am
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I think it looks pretty stong all around. The e doesn't seem to fit with the other letters and the h looks a little narrow as stated before. Great Job!

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Joined: 19 Jan 2006 - 6:40pm
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The e is probably bothering people because it seems like it's leaning slightly and it's drawn like an italic e. I think it's important that you keep the italic structure; you've done a really elegant job of pairing it with a geometric treatment and to me that's really the promising feature of these letters. Just tilting it slightly back into balance will (hopefully) resolve that issue...

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Joined: 25 Feb 2004 - 11:00am
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The "s" looks out of sorts with the rest. It seems more closed than the rest and more condensed as well.

ChrisL

Matthew Anderson's picture
Joined: 5 Apr 2006 - 11:33am
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Bitch, please!

Josh's picture
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Joined: 10 Nov 2005 - 1:46am
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You trying to flame me, you eLLeet hAxx0r? Bring it, matt.

Hrant H Papazian's picture
Joined: 3 May 2000 - 11:00am
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Well, OK...

(Now THAT would make a cool t-shirt.)
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hhp