cfr alfabet :: ?

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Jorik Hengstmengel's picture
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cfr alfabet :: ?
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I tried to build a word from a minimal set of types, which happened to be c f r .

This is the result

Any comments are welcome. :-)

Jorik Hengstmengel's picture
Joined: 16 Dec 2005 - 6:50pm
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Nobody?

Maybe it works out better in Gill Sans instead of Palatino Bold.

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Soo, I see you did it, but why did you do it? :) Hmm, I think I dont quite get it.
Why did you choose to set / build a word, from 'cfr'? ( Is there any sense or hidden meaning beyond it? )

But, Ive previously seen a complete character set made up from cut up numbers. I think it was by DesignerShock, or even NeubauBerlin.

Dav

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Joined: 16 Dec 2005 - 6:50pm
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I'm trying to find a minimal set of characters with which i can cover the whole alphabet.

c-f-r are the consonants of the (dutch) word 'cijfer' (engl. 'cipher') which has Arab origins (in Arabic, it says 'zero')
Somewhat esoteric maybe.

Anyway, economy of form, that's what i'm looking for.
Besides that, legibility must be taken into account.

Hrant H Papazian's picture
Joined: 3 May 2000 - 11:00am
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Give me some time and I'll dig up TFJ's old experiment.

hhp

Hrant H Papazian's picture
Joined: 3 May 2000 - 11:00am
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OK, here it is:

hhp

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I'm impressed that TFJ did this, but not surprised. I'll guess that someone who understand lettershapes and how they interact with others within context could simplify just as he has done. Really nice. Thanks for sharing, Hrant.

Hrant H Papazian's picture
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So you think it works?

hhp

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The idea is something similar to the Two For All workshop from Underware

http://www.typeworkshop.com/index.php?id1=Providence_03_2005&id2=day2&id...

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Yeah I think it is working. I mean, I wouldn't read a book using it, but it does work.

Jorik Hengstmengel's picture
Joined: 16 Dec 2005 - 6:50pm
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Nice!

@ hrant: this experiment shows why handwriting is often readable only for the one who wrote it. Found it really difficult to decode. I think the shapes are a little too 'spontaneous' but the idea is very clear & attractive.

@ Steven Wulf: this is just the thing I am looking for. Type as a spare box of Lego.

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That Tuscan face (project 8) is very nice and project 5.
Tim