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Maarten van Maanen's picture
Joined: 1 Dec 2003 - 11:00am
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this is my first font ever. it was made 2 years ago. i was thinking about redesigning it.
can you tell me what you like and what you hate about it?
thank you
www.upsite.demon.nl/zinc_book.gif
www.upsite.demon.nl/zinc_bold.gif

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Joined: 21 Mar 2002 - 1:26am
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Hello Maarten

looks nice to me but needs a lot of work I guess! Did you have it in biger gif? maybe Flash or PDF?

Book:
The diagonal line of the UC ‘Z’ is to bold. Guess it its the gif but the steams have diffrent with- Look at LC ‘i’ and ‘n’. The ‘c’ seams to closed. Open it more like ‘e’

UC ‘H’ and ‘E’: The middle horizontal line is in my eyes to high.
UC ‘Q’: The Tail .. uh its not my favorit but is also not the ugliest ;-) Maybe you should try some other solutions.
UC ‘N’: The width is to small I guess
UC ‘M’ and ‘V’: It seams that the inner is the same.. I dont like it and the bottom edge need to be more left.
UC ‘P’: I like this semi-lowercase caracter ot the top-left
Also Bottom-left of ‘B’ and ‘D’
UC ‘S’: leans to the left… Maybe you have to him a crook ;-) just a joke *g*

Okay I will stop here otherwise u maybe get fustratated …
Typedesign should make fun and not work! ;-)

Greets Jens

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Joined: 19 Oct 2003 - 5:03pm
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The W is so wide, it seems like it was dropped in from a different typeface. Try remaking the W from scratch, looking at the M for comparison. The hooky descenders are interesting; the j is the best-formed one and you may want to just transplant it to the others.

Maarten van Maanen's picture
Joined: 1 Dec 2003 - 11:00am
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i made some sketches for a revisted zinc.zinc/revisted

Eduardo Omine's picture
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Joined: 18 Jan 2003 - 6:08am
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Nice, Maarten.
I just don’t think that the curvy legs on hmn are working.
The f is falling to the left and the j is too exaggerated.

Hrant H Papazian's picture
Joined: 3 May 2000 - 11:00am
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This is much better than the first iteration.
Your descenders seem to be of unequal depth, but in this case I think that’s actually a great feature.

hhp

ole s's picture
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Joined: 1 Feb 2002 - 4:01am
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i agree with Eduardo. curves a bit bit extreme. Otherwise a nice piece of work.

Ooops. I promised myself never to use the word “extreme” as it belongs to the WWF type’s vocabulary.

Hrant H Papazian's picture
Joined: 3 May 2000 - 11:00am
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If you know that, then it’s really too late anyway.

hhp

Maarten van Maanen's picture
Joined: 1 Dec 2003 - 11:00am
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thanks guys
did you allready see the soma type i made?
greetings, mmm