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Miguel Hernandez's picture

Hola Typophiles,

This is a new pixel font family, inspired in the early and classic "Chicago" by Susan Kare, but more complete and crisp, because it have greyscale antialiasing. Please post your coments or critiques,

Thanks a lot.

mh


The Apple Proyect

aquatoad's picture

Upright italics, you sneaky devil.
Looks pretty, and plenty large too.
r: looking a little like a flopped y.
Can we see a text setting?

Randy

eomine's picture

I think pixel upright italics are pretty, but they suffer from being too dark.
Since this is a grayscale experiment, maybe you should use the grays to compensate its color (darkness).

cgonzalez's picture

very nice miguel, i love those lc g, maybe in the upright italic bold i think the tail should be stronger.

apple has a beautifull nostalgic feeling, allthough i think you will have trouble with that name.

see you

CG

hrant's picture

Pretty nice! Just the "g" is one pixel too deep.
And that "upright italic" actually has a chance of working to some extent as emphasis, since it's both narrower and darker.

hhp

degregorio2's picture

i not agree with the g

i think yo have to use the another kind of g..
your style is simple, and the actual g have many information for a pixel font.

Hrant have the reason, but your problem is not a pixel more or a pixel less, you have a structural problem.

prueba esoa ver si resulta
en la eurostyle por lo menos resulta
JP

Miguel Hernandez's picture

>>apple has a beautifull nostalgic feeling, allthough i think you will have trouble with that name<<

This design is very different from Chicago. The only think that i want to keep is the size, because for a big pixel fonts, can be a complete and new option for designers.

I understand that the name was used for companies like the Apple Records or for Apple software, bacause of the relation with Chicago, is illegal to keep the name?? can be a trouble, i am walking on ice?

mh

Hildebrant's picture

An object of nature, like an apple, can not be so easily copyrighted. If it were something like Applez, then that is a different story.

ric's picture

maybe you could call it "manzana" ("apple" in Spanish, heh-heh).

:-D

Miguel Hernandez's picture

-Since this is a grayscale experiment, maybe you should use the grays to compensate its color (darkness).

Thanks Eduardo, you're right about the color, they suffer for been too Blocky (geometric) and near from old pixel fonts too.

I am back with Apple using Multiple Grayscale shades. I post the first new Apple image to get your feedback.

I build and test this font in a LCD screen at 1152 x 768 (powerbook g4 15"), for been used in similar screens,small pdas, cellphones and in E-Ink, who uses grayscale colors. For the moment i am on those 3 light regular and bold versions, but upright italics its in developing yet.



Grayscale Apple Sans


Best,

mh

Miguel Hernandez's picture

BTW, i am looking for a new name for this font. Any help is welcome. The best name for the font WIN the font when it will be finished and available on www.ultrafonts.com.


Best,

mh

ric's picture

What, you didn't like "Manzana"?

:-D

Miguel Hernandez's picture

Yes, i dont like Manzana-because translate the word to spanish its lazy, common; try a different one, related to greyscale, maybe. Thanks indeed. Good Luck in your next font names proposals =)

mh

adriano's picture

CINZA is grey in portuguese :-)

thelring's picture

Banana

pablohoney77's picture

Windy City

bongo's picture

How about Manzanilla - "little apple", so to speak?

(note to English speakers: it actually means chamomile)

Miss Tiffany's picture

guess my suggestion of melanzana wouldn't work then? hehe.

jko's picture

– The spanish interlude –

Miguel, puedo ver su uso en sitios web con facilidad.
La itálica es super buena.Y CG tiene razón la g es un bello glifo, pero JP también, se sale de la palabra cuando lees. No entiendo lo que dice Hrant, necesito un curso de inglés URGENTE.

• jko •

hrant's picture

Sería mejor si yo practico el castellano mas.

Decía que:
- El "g" baja demasiado (si solo de un pixel).
- Gracias al estar mas estrecho y oscuro, creo que
el "italico derecho" puede functionar bastante bien.

hhp

jko's picture

JAJAJA. perfecto español. estoy sorprendido.

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