Busby Sans

dt_oli's picture

First try at creating a font, Im quite happy with the overall feel of it, just need to work on a few dodgy letters - b, p , r , s.
Just wanted some feedback really,

cheers,
http://clients.vetox.co.uk/busby/busby.png

Jon Whipple's picture

Oli, I smiled when I saw this. I think it would be very difficult to get the balance that you have with such a low waistline in the glyphs.

I really like the P.

I think the B is all right too but it's bottom left seems to rush up too fast to the vertical stem. Maybe try squaring it just a little. I think more like the D and less like the C.

The bottom of the S might need to be the tiniest bit wider because of the overall low waistline of the alphabet. The R might need this too.

Thanks for sharing.

Jon

dt_oli's picture

Thanks Jon, much appreciated. You're right about making the b more d' like - im on it now :-)

dt_oli's picture

new B :
New B

Aaron Sittig's picture

It looks to me like there's not enough overshoot in your rounds. For instance, your B doesn't appear to meet the baseline at the same place as your A. The new B in the sample your posted looks taller - maybe you've already made this adjustment.

dt_oli's picture

yeah, well spotted - have adjusted those now.

Jon Whipple's picture

Oli, the new B is exactly what I was thinking. Show us all the revs soon?

Jon

dt_oli's picture

will do Jon, am working on the lowercase at the mo so Ill post the whole lot.

dt_oli's picture

A little update - http://clients.vetox.co.uk/busby/canton.png fairly happy with the letters now, still working on those lowercase though.

Jon Whipple's picture

Oli, it's looking nice. Can't wait to see the lc. In the example you provide the R looks a little too short and the T a little too tall.

Actually all the curved tops look too shoort. Maybe they require a touch more overshoot. Or is it the anti-aliasing in the PNG that's doing that?

Jon

dt_oli's picture

it think it is the anti-aliasing, I also realised I made that png with in photoshop with 'bold' on, doh!

dylan's picture

Nice work, Oli. Hope to see the full set soon!

dan_reynolds's picture

Yeah, I think that this is pretty sweet.

What will you do for the numbers? And lowercase? It would be cool if you made a unicase version, too

dylan's picture

Mmmm. Unicase. That would be lovely.

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