Brubecks Cube Italic

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Chank Diesel's picture
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Brubecks Cube Italic
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okay, here's what I'm working on... It's a new Italic version of my popular [[http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/chank/brubecks-cube/ |Brubecks Cube]] font.

I want it to be sensible, so I slanted it to the right, to be safe. That's the easy part.

Now I can't decide where the shadow sides should fall.

When the shadow-sides are on the bottom and right it makes all the letter look like they were cut out of sheetcake. Like a bunch of typographic cake laid out on the table in front of me. Mmmm. Tasty. But maybe it's a bit too safe. Not interesting enough.

So I did a second drawing, letting the shadows fall on the top and left instead. Now the letters don't look like cake anymore. They look a bit like buildings, like I'm flying in on a helicopter. Except the italicization makes it look like all the buildings are falling over. Oh no!

Should it be shadows on top, or shadows on bottom?

-chank

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With the slant - shadows at bottom seem better to my eye

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Joined: 2 Mar 2005 - 12:24pm
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While I appreciate the second set of drawings I have always felt shadows should reflect the direction of design. Upper left to lower right. So as the sun shines from from the upper left the shadows would fall low and right.

But there again I am "old and in the way" (let's see which upstarts get that one) and the kids are doing whatever the hell they want to : ) And the second set would serve its own purpose as a variation.

You ain't no spring chicken either Chank, so go for broke. Double :: ))

Michael

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#1 seems more natural to me too, but I can see #2 working too, and perhaps even better, on posters that might be hung vertically at eye-height or higher.

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@Michael Clark:

What, ho! A bluegrass fan lurking here? May such wonders never cease.

Best,
Richard

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Joined: 2 Mar 2005 - 12:24pm
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Richard... have you learned to play Rocky Top on a bouzouki yet?

Michael

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Joined: 20 Jan 2003 - 2:18pm
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okay, here's another sketch.
this one's about 10 ft wide and 2 ft high.
it'll be on display in the neighborhood here in January I reckon.

also, the font is all done now. I opted for the more safe
and traditional shadows falling to the bottom right,
but I think there might be another variation coming
some day in the future.

Brubecks Cube Italic, aka Brubecks Rhomboid is here:
http://www.chank.com/font_detail.php?sku=5685

-chank