Extra Wide Sans

aquatoad's picture

application/x-shockwave-flashwidesans.swf
widesans.swf (2 k)


Hi.

This is my attempt at a single weight, ultra-extended sans. I wanted to steer clear of curveballs for my own learning purposes. I was shooting for rounds that gave a nod to, but weren't squared (like bank gothic or eurostile extended). Also this is my first time to attach a swf. Hope it works.

-Randy

hrant's picture

This is very tasteful, and very contemporary.
Go with it.

hhp

aquatoad's picture

Hi.

This is the my stab at the some lower case. It's my first time venturing into the lc. Considerably trickier. I'm not sure how I like it. It's not nearly as even weight as the UC. Any thoughts or suggestions?

-Randy
\attach(widesans_lc.swf)

aquatoad's picture

Oops! They eyes must be going.
-Randy

application/x-shockwave-flashwidesans_lc.swf
widesans_lc.swf (4 k)

aquatoad's picture

Hmmm. Flash is really clipping the curves. Here is a larger gif that may be smoother.
-Randy
widesans_lc.gif

hrant's picture

It's not bad, actually.
Different enough from Eurostile to be interesting.

hhp

tsprowl's picture

you might want to look at Microgramma. You've almost create a spitting image of it. I see that your finishes are cut off..a little more stylized. but - this could easily be mistaken for a Microgramma clone.

marcox's picture

With all due respect, Tanya, *you* ought to look at Microgramma. This face bears a passing resemblance to Novarese's design, but is much less geometric.

aquatoad's picture

He he.

Is it just me or is Microgramma the same (or almost exactly the same) as Eurostile also by Novarese. As mentioned in the first post, I was trying to design something that, as marc mentioned, is less geometric (the shoulders of the letters aren't nearly as square).
In fairness though, the lower case is quite Eurostile-ish, particularly where the branches/bowls meet the vertical stems. I may have to rework the way these join to reference Novarese less. Thoughts?
All that aside, my favorite is the uc G.
Thanks.
Randy

tsprowl's picture

ok. I'm comparing here. http://www.identifont.com/show?645

yes there are subtle differences - Randy you have a higher x-height, but some glyphs are uncanny. lc f,u,n. Well...just from the example your showing even...not the full set.

I wouldn't think you were nodding to Novarese. I'd think its a copy. Perhaps your attempt to be less geometric isin't round enough yet.

Here's a nod: http://www.larabiefonts.com/deluxe/suigdelu.htm

anywho - great minds think alike and all that.

Mark Simonson's picture

Is it just me or is Microgramma the same (or almost exactly the same) as Eurostile also by Novarese.

Microgramma was designed with only uppercase letters. Eurostile was released later and is simply Microgramma with lowercase added.

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