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Hey guys, not been around here for quite a while, but things have been slow at work so I’ve had some time to work on another font. This one has been kicking around for a while — I got the inspiration from a 60’s jazz album cover. I wanted to do a worn out wood-type font — this one looks hand lettered on the reference I have and I liked the effect. Anyway it’s in an early stage right now — just working out the character shapes in freehand, so just general comments wanted really on the work so far.

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Thanks for the thumbs up. Actually the ‘R’ is one of the letters that I had a reference for! but i see what you mean — i’ll give it a tweak.
The one that was really giving me problems was the ‘M’ — I had ‘Barnum’ (http://www.identifont.com/show?4AX) by my desk to give me a hand but it didn’t help much, I hope my solution fits in ok.
The numerals should be cool — could have some fun with those. There won’t be an uppercase but I may use the slots for alternate versions, I was thinking maybe broken or worn-out characters or improvised characters. Any other ideas? Does anyone know if/how wooden type typicaly gets broken or worn-out? any examples?
BTW I hadn’t done a seting in it yet thanks! Looks cool.

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<p>Here’s a few more characters. I gave the ‘R’ a tickle — maybe needs more attention. Some of the other characters need a little work — are there any that look way out?
When I’ve got the basic forms right I’ll do what you suggested and fine tune the widths and serifs.
I checked out Jim Parkinson’s site — wow!</p>
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typophile CMS doesn’t understand a paragraph then… ;oP

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There is definitely something nice about this.



The ‘R’ — the downward stroke seems too thin in comparison.

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Joe — I thought that ‘Q’ looked familiar. :-) — If you start setting different words, the thicks and thins that need more work, I think, will become more apparent, as will spacing and serifs that perhaps need shortening or lengthening (is that word?). What about a shadow version? Being that this strikes me as very NikNik shirts and bellbottom pants, Hotel California, a super shadow might be fun. I dunno maybe I’m up in the night.— Don’t forget to visit Jim Parkinson’s site either, as far as I’m concerned he is one of the best!

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Joe — How far can you push this? What about the idea of bell-bottoms? And the quirkiness in the R, I wouldn’t regularize it any further. I was thinking about this and maybe the quirkiness will be what makes it your own? The exclamation point doesn’t seem right?

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The ‘T’ seems short and a little thin. The ‘S’ seems to be falling backwards. Overall, the characters all share a roundness, so those characters which you’ve added optical correction to seem too much. Does that make sense?