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brian jaramillo's picture
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GEEK GOTHIC
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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.

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Let the critique begin…

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Joined: 14 May 2001 - 11:00am
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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

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Joined: 1 Jun 2001 - 9:49pm
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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

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Joined: 3 Nov 2001 - 11:00am
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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