Tucson

saywerd's picture

Here's a new bitmap display face I'm working on. Tucson comes in 2 styles: Tucson Lanky and Tucson Squat. Perfect for a techno-cowboy website.

tucson01.jpg

hrant's picture

Pretty nice! My only problem is with the "K" (and the "G" to a lesser extent) in terms of legibility. BTW, great idea on the "U".

Oh, and I enjoyed the Tucson/Tuscan play on words (even if it was unintentional).

hhp

Stephen Coles's picture

You're too clever for words, Hrant. As hip as Dave is,
I bet the Tuscon connection didn't cross his mind.

Mr. Chau - I'm in love with Tuscon Squot. Nice work.
The 'Q' does create some problems when it touches
the following glyph.

Out of curiosity, are you in cahoots with Miguel H.?
Back in April he mentioned something about doing
a set of western pixel fonts.

If you're not in cahoots, you should get so. Your
individual streams of bitmap talent call for a confluence.

hrant's picture

> Tuscon Squot

Ah! A legibility issue. That's an "a", Stephen. See the pixel now?

> in cahoots

Funny.

hhp

Stephen Coles's picture

Ooops. Yep. Looks like we have another comment
for Fignuts Condensed Light.

hrant's picture

BTW, what's interesting with the two styles is that -if/when the heights are equalized- the Squat can serve for emphasis in a body (make that just a line, please) of Lanky.

hhp

Stephen Coles's picture

Genius. Give it a try and show us the result, Dave.
(...though I'm concerned the difference in stem bulk
wouldn't make it work so well.)

saywerd's picture

>Oh, and I enjoyed the Tucson/Tuscan play on words (even if it was unintentional).

it wasn't unintentional. it is a tuscan face, so 'tucson' seemed to be an obvious (albeit slightly corny) choice for a name.


>Ah! A legibility issue. That's an "a", Stephen. See the pixel now?

word. i'm still tweaking fignuts, and you guys just spotted another detail for me to fix. thanks.

hrant's picture

> it is a tuscan face

Wut in taaarnation is an eyetalian doin' 'round this here parts ridin' a dawgy, huuuh?!
(Sorry - Glendale is hicksville-adjacent.)

hhp

Stephen Coles's picture

Watsamatta, Hrant? Never heard of a spaghetti-western?

mart's picture

For want of a better word -

beejay's picture

I'd agree with Martin. Try this as vector. Another thing you might try...how would an alternate face look if you filled in the negative 'crab claw' space? Made it a slab, basically. Maybe just on the bottom?

If anyone hasn't checked out www.saywerd.com, go now. It's offbeat fun.

bj

? filter test: fuçk, fück ?

beejay's picture

well, the filter doesn't recognize those, for future reference.¬

Sorry if anyone was offended.


bj

saywerd's picture

> The 'Q' does create some problems when it touches the following glyph.

I created the 'Q' to fit perfectly snug with the 'U.' I figured it was worth the risk of it running into the 'R' or any other letter because, well, I speak and write english, and that usually doesn't happen anyway.

tucson3.jpg


> ...though I'm concerned the difference in stem bulk wouldn't make it work so well.

I tried it, and I agree. This is simply how I conceived the emphasis working out when I designed it:

tucson2.gif

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Stephen Coles's picture

> I created the 'Q' to fit perfectly snug with the 'U.'

I'm ashamed I didn't consider this. Looks great.

hrant's picture

> I created the 'Q' to fit perfectly snug with the 'U.' I figured ....

Good design is exactly this type of thinking.

>> ...though I'm concerned the difference in stem bulk wouldn't make it work so well.
> I tried it, and I agree.

I don't get it - can I see a sample?
They way you have it now isn't that useful; the heights have to be equalized.

hhp

saywerd's picture

> I don't get it - can I see a sample?

here's a sample to get an idea of what it would look like:

tucson4.jpg


> how would an alternate face look if you filled in the negative 'crab claw' space? Made it a slab, basically.

I tried it and came up with another variation on the face. The new slab-serif font is called Bylas (named after a town in Arizona, about 80 miles from Tucson). Here's a comparison:

tucson5.jpg

hrant's picture

> here's a sample

I dunno about anybody else, but to me it works!

hhp

mart's picture

Dave - for want of a better phrase - it's all good. Keep developing this idea. Do think about the origins of such fonts though; they were fonts for posters and were rarely used at sizes less than, say, 72 point. If you can make bitmap versions with flavor then go for it, but the richness of these design ideas you have really should be manifested in vector fonts.

Miguel Hernandez's picture

The Q still weird and large.I´m not agree with the G`s,(keep the same "C´s" rounded forms) and where are the lowercases?
Keep going!

Miguel

Stephen Coles's picture

the richness of these design ideas you have
really should be manifested in vector fonts


I disagree. That's been done before. The beautiful
irony of a Tuscan bitmap has not.

Miguel Hernandez's picture

Right Mr.Coles, in fact the bitmap style will be a flavor who keeps the atari spirit in our hearts, because is an addicted game(making fonts) and whe are here to play.

That´s the Richness Mart!

---M---

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Is there something I'm missing here? My mind is in the gutter as usual.

Milan

tsprowl's picture

(ducking) but I think the shadow you used on the nameplate has gotta be in the set. its so purdy bitmapped and shadowed.

would love to see it in print! never ever let it go on screen.

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