looking for a typeface with a invert 3 instead of the E Thanks
Chank’s Stomper — but I also agree with Stephen, the results could be more unique and interesting.
But ﬂipping can ruin stroke topology. hhp
huh? haha! Sorry, Hrant, I read that remark as a joke. In which case if you aren’t joking I guess it makes sense. I need to bone up on my “typographic” vocabulary.
I’ve already think to make change the E by a 3, but i tought that it was not professionnal… ???
I don’t think Hrant is joking. Although mirroring a character may be applied to most vertical-stressed typefaces (Bodoni or Univers, for example) without major harms. But imagine what happens if you ﬂip Garamond’s “3”… “Not professional”? It depends on the typeface you will ﬂip, and of course, the way you do the whole thing. Getting a proper ﬂipped-3 “E” and doing a bad layout/logo won’t be much “professional” IMHO. So, you might wanna check Eplica by Yvonne Dietrich and Locator Display by Eric Olson.
Dyadis is another.
I found this one, do someone know the name?
Maybe I’m stating the obvious, but just in case it has yet to be considered… After inverting the 3 you could then modify it (Or, make your own from scratch) so that it ﬁt in more harmoniously with the rest of the letters used.
Or you could rotate the 3 180 degrees rather than reﬂecting it.
But then you’d probably ruin the vertical proportional topology. hhp
Hrant Yes. My heart dropped when I realized no one knew what you were talking about. Geeez.
I’m sure most do, it’s just that my wording was so “ceremonial” that it threw people oﬀ. And the second time it was intentionally so! :-) hhp
Renner’s Topic/Steile Futura has an alternate E that looks three-ish. It’s from the early 1950s. Pakenham, Tasse and Solex are descendants. Don’t know whether these have the 3E thing but you could check. There might be other descendants, too. bj
If you have Swash Italic versions of any of your fonts you’ll be able to ﬁnd plenty of scripty Es in there.
Another is ITC Conduit, but 3E is a alternative only See here: http://www.itcfonts.com/fonts/detail.asp?nCo=AFMT&sku=ITC9231
Let’s make up a name then.
Colin Harnett How about “THR333FLOP” Do you folk think this is really a good idea? Italics maybe! The ITC is Oblique, (fake italic). There are lots traditional THR333FLOP italic examples. “Branding Iron Typography.” Really, anyone into a can of pork and beans? Should we sing “Home, home on the range?” My advice, forget it! Gerald Giampa
> invert 3 instead of the E Maybe CerebralPares Falk?
that should read eerht!
What about “spineless E”? hhp
Emigre’s Tarzana comes immediately to mind.
Why not use any font and invert the 3 yourself?
I’m adding that phrase to the SmallTalk Generator. Just in time for Typecon too! If it’s been a while, http://www.typophile.com/smalltalk/
Now, can someboey tell us if that form of E has a name. Surely it’s not a ﬂopped 3. I’m sure it’s use (more recently popularized by Tarzana) has more to do with a direct reference to italics than a total invention. Looking at Tarzana’s E, it ﬁts perfectly with some other italic-inspired elements (the R, a, k as well as the serifs in general). For reference
Ok, I know I must have read this when it ﬁrst came out… Emigre’s description of Tarzana: The roman (upright) and italic versions were designed simultaneously, with the purpose of cross-pollination. In some instances, roman character designs were developed on the basis of the italics, resulting in such features as the curved arm on the lower case “k,” the asymmetric capital “Y,” and the rounded capital “E,” yielding an informal feel to the entire family.
» My heart dropped when I realized no one knew what you were talking about. Geeez. > I’m sure most do, it’s just that my wording was so “ceremonial” that it threw people oﬀ. Reading too much comic books is damaging for your ability to comprehend words of more than two syllables. =D Here’s a couple from the exquisite Fountain collection: Corpus Gothic Alternative | Grimoire | OGRA There are also quite a few with rounded UC ‘E’s like the wonderful Schlager and UDO a.o.
> Or you could rotate the 3 180 degrees rather than reﬂecting it. I certainly wouldn’t do that! Hrant is right, and it certainly would come out wrong, whereas ﬂipping might be less harmful (it all depends on the design of the typeface).
> Now, can somebody tell us if that form of E has a name. Surely it’s not a ﬂopped 3. I don’t think it has a name, as it is a pure design alternative, not a diﬀerent character.
Yves wrote: I don’t think it has a name, as it is a pure design alternative, not a diﬀerent character. True. A name would be overkill, but calling it a ﬂopped 3 is a mistake. Emigre calls it a rounded E and I would oﬀer italic-inspired E as a worthy alternative.
Nah, that doesn’t sound as good. Funny, I actually came up with “eerth” too. It starts oﬀ with an E sound and the word gives away very well what it is.