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carlnewton's picture
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Joined: 14 Feb 2009 - 6:18am
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Hi guys,

Throughout the past few years I've become more and more obsessed with typography. So much so, that I've now decided I'm going to create my own.

I present to you: Camber - a delicate and tiny seriffed type.

Please be aware that this is my very first attempt at a typeface, and not yet produced in a font editing application, so nothing is set in stone just yet - especially the letter spacing.

I'd just like some feedback on my lowercase before I move on to CAPS or numbers. Please let me know what you think.

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Joined: 6 Feb 2009 - 5:32pm
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My disclaimer: I'm not really a typographer. I don't know if you're font is too similar to an existing font, but I think your font looks nice. So far I've made a few brief attempts at creating my own typeface and I realize it's extremely difficult to create something subtle and beautiful.

That said here are a few thoughts: I think the lowercase e, o, and r should be a bit wider. I'd rotate the axis of the lowercase s counter clockwise a little; right now it looks like it might fall over. I'm not sure what it's called but I think the horizontal stroke of the lowercase r (the arm?) looks a too short, chopped off. At smaller sizes I think some variation in the width of the vertical strokes will help the letters look balanced.

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Joined: 10 Sep 2006 - 6:19pm
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It has some superficila similarities to my [[http://typophile.com/node/28416|Palormak]] font, like the tapered ends of the a, t, and f, but not so much that anyone would say one is derivative of the other.

Overall you have a pretty good thing shaping up. The "o" is a bit pointy looking, and something is a bit awkward with the descender of the "g", but that's something I have a lot of trouble getting right myself.

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Joined: 14 Feb 2009 - 6:18am
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Thanks for the feedback guys, I've had some other similar comments regarding the height of the e and o, problems with the letter s and g. Here is an update :)

Changes:

- Thinner crossbars on the t and f
- Pointed bottom of the v
- More unified tails on a, g, f, t and e
- Reduced overshoot
- Corrected shape inconsistencies with s, g and a
- Every lowercase letter of the english alphabet

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This feels like a modernization of Albertus:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albertus_(typeface)

I love Albertus so I like this.