I love typography and designing on a I would like to get some feedback on a playful ‘new media’ display typeface called Geek Gothic. I am working on an extended character set.
Let the critique begin…
Bj, This is fun, F-U-N. Some small suggestions: 1 — On some glyphs (B,D,F) the black backing takes the form of a shadow while on others (A,C,E) there is no break in form, creating a 3D shape. I would seek consistency. Personally, I prefer the 3D, because it requires more time and perfection of craft, but perhaps that wasn’t the direction you wanted to go. 2 — Is there a version without the shadow? 3 — How about adding alternates with enclosed counters that aren’t ﬁlled? Stephen
hello Bj, congratilations for this funny typography. I also would like to ask why you have the counter empty on l/c ( ABDOPQR )on your positive version. I think that make few contrast betten the rest of the caracthers ( suggestion ). Good work and welcome with this great idea. Do have more versions or weights? Regards/Ricardo
Thanks for the feeback Stephen and Ricardo. Stephen, I like your suggestion to make consistent the shadows on A,C,E. I think I will revise those. Yes, there is a version without the shadows. This originally was named Meek Gothic. The idea was to have a playful font that could never hurt anyone — no angles or points or serifs, just lazy curves. And no dark shadows. But plain, it was TOO MEEK. I changed the name b/c I liked the alliteration of Geek Gothic and the shadows made it no longer meek. I am working on alternates. Because there is only one case, I am ﬁlling in with the opposite case (the A, E, etc.) Also, letters that have quirks (the phallic I, the cross J, the one-armed Y) will have ‘normal’ alternates. I’ll also use unﬁlled counters as alternates, good suggestion Stephen! thank you. I’ll post some more stuﬀ later this week. bj harvey