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Claes Källarsson's picture
Joined: 11 Mar 2006 - 12:38pm
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since Miss Tiffany asked so nicely in this other thread, here's a sample of my 60s-inspired ligature-heavy typeface which i'm sure is going to be a bastard to kern when that time comes. please note that i'm only in the early stages of creating ligatures so the end result may look very different from this sample.

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Very impressive. I just finished the ligatures for an interlocking font of my own, which I call Vipond Flare, but I'm not sure how to set up OpenType automatic ligatures.

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This is a lot of fun.

I did ask nicely, didn't I? Hmm. Well, thank you. :^) Sorry if I came across as a brat.

Can you post the original sample from which your inspiration came?

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Joined: 11 Mar 2006 - 12:38pm
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This is a lot of fun.

I did ask nicely, didn’t I? Hmm. Well, thank you. :^) Sorry if I came across as a brat.

Can you post the original sample from which your inspiration came?

oh, i don't mind showing my designs.. i was just hesitant since i'm no überprofessional at it.

Stephen Coles's picture
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Joined: 14 May 2001 - 11:00am
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It's like an Ed Interlock / FF Folk hybrid!

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Joined: 22 Mar 2006 - 3:38am
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Hi Claes.
I think it looks good - it does have reference to Ed Interlock and others, but these days what doesn't have a link to others? I think the S is a little harsh and needs a bit of fun injected - maybe you don't need the down strokes - might look better to have them running horizontal. The other letters seem to have a kind of "wacky" feel to them which is great, but the S kind of lacks that and looks a bit like the Apple system font Chicago.
Just my 2 cents. Otherwise she's a beauty.

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Joined: 11 Mar 2006 - 12:38pm
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hail,

you're right about the S's being a bit stiff.. i don't think they would work without the down strokes though, since several other characters have them (C, G).. and it'd make them look a bit thin too. there are definitely other ways to make them more playful and less Chicago though, so thanks for the comment.

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In some cases I would disagree. Sometimes you can overthink the design. In this instance it is supposed to be imperfect and spontaneous. If you start over-analyzing you'll lose the spirit.

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Joined: 11 Mar 2006 - 12:38pm
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the challenge (which i'm currently facing) is just that: keeping it spontaneous and imperfect. and to achieve that, find what ligatures to make/use and what to stay away from (even if they'd make great usable ligatures). as i've noticed, a font like this could have a near-infinite number of ligatures, but i highly doubt more would make it look better.. the more definitely won't be the merrier. i certainly have a massive task ahead of me.

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Joined: 15 Mar 2006 - 3:52pm
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I don't know if you'll find any additional inspiration here, but it reminded me of THIS

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Joined: 14 Apr 2006 - 12:43am
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I'll buy it when it comes out!!!