First font, early stages

larsism's picture

Here's my current project, likely to be called Decoa. Trying to create a font suitable for headings and identities. Haven't got a full set as of yet, but working on it! Just wanna see if people think I'm in the right direction. All comments appreciated.

[edit] Updated with more letters :)

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inde's picture

once you have a standard build for every letter, the font will not be so hard for you to make, i like it and once its out, i will use it :)

Lex Kominek's picture

I don't like the 'Q'. I'd suggest breaking the grid for that one.

- Lex

larsism's picture

Updated with a few more characters and new weight (forum image upload wouldn't work for me atm, so please use the url).

http://www.larsism.com/font2.gif

popluhv's picture

the q still needs help. maybe just a little bar going from the inside to the lower right corner? Or a verical line inside of the bowl?

causedby's picture

thats some nice work there lars! is that digital font design with brad???

but i agree with the other posts... the Q is still need a bit more refinement...

larsism's picture

Haha, hey Drew! It's font design, yeah, hah! It's quite enjoyable! Tho he said I should try to make it look a little more original cos it looks a bit like other fonts out there, suggesting a slab seriff. I mean, slab seriffs are nasty, I wanna do a font I can use later for headers, identity etc.

causedby's picture

BAH, im a fan of the slab serif... im using lubalin graphy for my headers in the stduio brief we got atm....

i was gonna do font design, but i thought bugger it, i already got alot of type in my folio... so doing illustraion as design instead... you done it?

you could turn this into a serif without that to much hassel, the C would look ace as a serif... do you have to do a lower case as well? or are you just doing a uni case?

larsism's picture

Yep, I'm doing a full character set, woop!

Ah, yeah I did illustration last semester, I didn't like it too much, didn't feel like i got stuff i could use for my folio, might've changed for this semester tho. But I'm happy with my font design class, i wanna learn how to use the font software and stuff too so i can turn them into *actually* working fonts.

popluhv's picture

I recomend you design these in black on a white background, if you want these to be the most usable later on. Having different colored backgrounds can cause the letters to look slightly different, depending on the contrast.

larsism's picture

Alright, updated with a full character set

Quincunx's picture

What about a PDF? :)
I think most of the lowercase letters are a bit too wide, they look stretched.:)
Particularly visible in the 'u' and 'y'. I see that a lot of them are just as wide as the UC, or mono-width. If that is what you intended to do, I do think most of the LC characters need some work. It doesn't look right at the moment.
The UC chars look quite alright now.

larsism's picture

Update! :)

Decoa

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