Brasspounder

dart's picture

First time getting critiqued as well.

The character set isn't complete, though all the capitals and lower case letters are done, as well as a first shot at the numbers. No kerning or anything yet, because FCP 2's kerning feature is extremely user-hostile.

The text below (not the title) is set in 28 point.

Brasspounder - Jackals *love* marzipan.

kakaze's picture

Oh, I like this. It has a nice hand tooled feel to it, and is kind of whimsical with some art nouveau and old west mixed in. I'm assuming it's a smallcaps face? If so, any chance of actual lower case letters?

dart's picture

Yes, it's small caps. It started life as a header I lettered for some game materials.

I had no plans for lower case, but two of the characters that are giving me grief are the @ and the monogram I use in place of the rectangle for any undrawn characters, which is my three initials married together in lower case. So it's not impossible. . . .

kakaze's picture

Well, eitherway, I love it. It's very fun.

dart's picture

I found the lower case very difficult to do, and some of the other characters are still giving me grief. The lc is done though:

Brasspounder with lc

Notice both types of a here. I'd greatly appreciate any critiques or suggestions you have.

dart's picture

If anyone was ever interested in this, it's now available at my temporarily relocated site: http://leviathan.dyn.dhs.org/~djrigby/Graphics/yorn.html

pablohoney77's picture

you did all that with font creator? i don't have that kind of patience!!! very nice i must say.

dart's picture

Thanks, Paul. :-)

Yeah, I sorta got the idea there were people who were able to work a lot faster than I could. I just put it down to my being a beginner. The big programs are faster and easier too, huh?

Umm, to keep this on topic, I had the idea of doing some swash caps and other goodies in an alternate font. So there.

pablohoney77's picture

I rellly like this one, but i'm into victorian and blackletter faces and this one seems to sample from both those styles. swash caps would be very much in the spirit of victorian type and if yer real ambitious swash lc letters too.

you really should download the demo version of FontLab from their website and convert your outlines to PS outlines just so you can see how much easier it is to work with beziers instead of pushing on- and off-curve points around - the difference is incredible! I started with font creator too it got me hooked on the whole font making thing.

g'luck with this one.

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