New Face, Levin

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Dale Sattler's picture
Joined: 1 Nov 2006 - 1:06am
New Face, Levin


This is my first post here, and this is my first typeface.

The face is conceptually based off the town planning grid of a town in New Zealand called Levin.

Here it is. I have quite a bit of work to do on the kerning.

This is the lighter weight version of the face.

Any feedback is welcome. I realise that the characters are a little odd, but that conceptually was what I was going for.

Jason Pagura's picture
Joined: 10 Sep 2006 - 6:19pm

I like this in general. Much of the lc seems too wide, while the uc is too narrow, relative to each other. But that might just be my opinion.

I see among your punctuation you have a "$" and a 2-story "a" which I guess could be an alternate or an "@". If it is the latter, it isn't recognizable as such, nor is the "$". While the vertical bar doesn't need to be continuous or even necessarily penetrate the outer contours, it still needs a little more of it. As it is, the "$" looks like an "S" with some obscure accent of some kind.

Juan Pablo del Peral's picture
Joined: 23 Aug 2006 - 2:16pm

I like it
But maybe you have to work in the spacing of the characters, I really think that the words are too tight. The shapes must equilibrate the inner spaces with the spaces between gylphs. The kerning stuff leave it for later. Good Luck!

Kevin Pease's picture
Joined: 19 Oct 2003 - 5:03pm

Nice. I think the crossbar of f and t are a bit too short.