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Matt Redway's picture
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This started off as a logotype consisting of two letters; 'ei'. It actually began as a sans (which I'm still working on) but ended up finishing the serif version first.

This is the first time I have ever finished upper and lowercase Latin alphabet and since I have never really studied typography I am in dire need of some constructive feedback.

Also, have a guess where I got the name from..

Cheers in advance

12/8/2010 - Update - Ive added a few bits and addressed some of the issues raised here. Please give more feedback if possible. Also, do type designers do all the hinting etc themselves these days, or do most get them mastered by pros? Not sure if I have the patience to do 7000 kerned pairs..

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I like this a lot. It seems very original.
Favorite glyphs: K/k/Q/V
Widths, especially of the lowercase, seem a bit indecisive: letters like bdhnpq look narrow but a and s look wide.
The top serif of /G/ jumps out to my eye as unfitting.
Is there a reason that /j/'s tittle doesn't match /i/'s?
I'd beef up the serifs on the crossbars of E and F.
Stay with this, I think it's really promising.

Tristan Bowersox's picture
Joined: 14 Feb 2010 - 5:46pm
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This is a beautiful font. I can't think of any criticisms eliason didn't mention.

It's very nice to see such a clean and precise font inspired by blackletter script.

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I think S would look better if its top and bottom curves were vertically stressed (bilaterally symmetrical) to match s, C, O, etc.

Matt Redway's picture
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See above for updated versions..

Sebastian Kosch's picture
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Joined: 20 Apr 2010 - 9:44pm
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I really, really suck at numbers myself, so this comment really isn't constructive; but I'm not particularly fond of your:

- 3 (tried experimenting with a "normal" three without fang?)
- 5, 6, 9 (tried giving the bowls shapes analogous to the bowl of b?)

Plus, hard to tell from a specimen like this, but try making them all a bit thinner, too.

The letters are fantastic though!