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Raphaël Bastide's picture
Joined: 9 Jun 2010 - 4:38pm
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Hello, this is my first post here.
I would like to have some critique about my tumblr Epic Type. This is personal training for lettering, type drawing and typographic composition, that is why I need your feedback. I use Inkscape to make this compositions.
As you can understand, my goal is not to make font families but to create font specimens. Because I'm not ready yet to draw a entire typeface, I made this blog as a training place.
Please tell me what do you think about it.

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Joined: 31 Mar 2006 - 3:16am
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In all, not too bad. Your 'a' lower case is all over the place. And your 'd' and 'g' follow that route. Your 'o' and 'u' are not too bad, even thoug I would do some work on the 'u'.

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Joined: 31 May 2010 - 10:44pm
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Hm... I'd be willing to be that use of Inkscape may be causing you some problems.

One thing font software looks for that Inkscape does not are off-point extrema; are you making sure you don't have any? If you aren't, doing so may help you smooth out the a and u. Also, if you ever change your mind and decide to expand this into a full typeface, it would save you a lot of redrawing trouble.

Raphaël Bastide's picture
Joined: 9 Jun 2010 - 4:38pm
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Tomi > Thank you for your feedback, I agree for the 'u' - it needs some extra work.
wongxiao > can you explain me what a off-point extrema is ? I don't really understand it.

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Joined: 12 Jun 2010 - 4:05am
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«g» «o» and «ul» are not so bad, but «a» is need really lot of changes. You need to draw better intersections between verticals strokes and curbes. You try to vectorial drawing reflect the letterforms that you thinked. With a little perseverance you can get to draw from a to z and go gradually improving the leterforms. Keep going.