Ernestine, a wide slab

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Nina Stössinger's picture
Joined: 19 Jun 2006 - 3:01pm
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Craig, I don't really want to put that full specimen online, especially now that it's out of date. But I'll gladly mail you one if you give me a ground address to use. And I'll likely post a new, updated PDF soon. But some things (like that "j") are just too early to seriously put up for crits.
(Oh, there's also going to be a new print specimen, as the Very Final Extra-Late Additional Presentation for my type design class will be on in three weeks. If you want one let me know. I'll probably get a few extra printed.)

I'll look at that "G" again Ben. You think "Tr" still has room? I had to kern "Tu" recently and that was No Fun. But maybe I'm being too cautious with my baby font. BTW that specimen doesn't have any kerning at all, as far as I remember, or maybe only "Ve" and "Vo" and a couple of obvious things like that.

The curly braces have bevels, but I guess they're still too sharp.
Thanks for the pointer on the pound sign!

"What’s your current feeling on the original Q? (I mean don’t just change it on my account!)"
You weren't the only one; it's now a small crowd that doesn't seem very convinced about the "Q". I can see where the criticism comes from, although frankly now I'm just not sure what I think.
Bookman? That looks a bit like what I have now. But yeah, like the tail of the "g" mirrored perhaps? A bit curvier than now, and possibly with a ball. I'll need to play around with it, it was just a thought really, not much node-pushing done yet.

Nina Stössinger's picture
Joined: 19 Jun 2006 - 3:01pm
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Returning here to finally announce that FF Ernestine has just been released by the awesome FSI:
https://www.fontfont.com/fonts/ernestine

Some surprises in there for those who don't know yet. The glyph set has grown a lot, including an Armenian companion that Hrant has drawn. There's an Italic, a ton of other stuff, go have a look :-)

I've made a micro site with some showings and background info:
http://ernestinefont.com

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Joined: 12 Aug 2007 - 4:05pm
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Fantastically good work. Love it. Congratulations again!

Andreas Stötzner's picture
Joined: 12 Mar 2007 - 10:21am
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* * * HERZLICHEN GLÜCKWUNSCH!! * * *

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Joined: 25 Feb 2004 - 11:00am
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BRAVO!!!

Craig Eliason's picture
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Joined: 19 Mar 2004 - 1:44pm
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Wonderful to see! You should put a thread in the Releases forum too.

Sindre Bremnes's picture
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Joined: 11 Nov 2008 - 9:32am
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Congratulations! And congratulations to Hrant too, he must not be forgotten. May Ernestine make you both rich and famous.

Hrant H Papazian's picture
Joined: 3 May 2000 - 11:00am
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Thanks guys! And thanks most of all to Nina for trusting in me.

hhp

Nina Stössinger's picture
Joined: 19 Jun 2006 - 3:01pm
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Thank you all. I'm pretty overwhelmed right now. Thanks especially to Hrant who has been a super designer and person to work with.

Craig: Good point! Trying to make a Release thread but getting server errors all the time. I'm working on it, I guess.

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Nina,

I think Release notification threads need approval by one of the moderators. They are all on West Coast time so their day is just beginning :-)

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Bravo to you. too, Hrant!!! That is super looking Armenian!