Clark Hairline released, part of a type system I'm working on

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santiago orozco's picture
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Clark Hairline released, part of a type system I'm working on
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Hi everybody!
I'm about to release this font, the idea is to create a sans serif with calligraphic touch, this one is part of a large family I'm working on, I just couldn't resist to show it, I like it a lot. I know this is just one weight but didn't want to wait until the whole family were completed.

it's on MyFonts http://new.myfonts.com/fonts/typemade/clark/

Any comment will be appreciated :-)
cheers!

Frode Bo Helland's picture
Joined: 26 Feb 2007 - 1:03pm
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How come your type specimens are loaded with Norwegian? Anyway, those æ's hurt my eyes.

David Berlow's picture
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Joined: 19 Jul 2004 - 6:31pm
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Looks interesting, don't stop!

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Joined: 13 Jun 2004 - 8:19am
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Nice tension in the curves. But I have my doubt about the size of the bowl of lc /a/ and ipso facto that of the lc /e/…

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>I have my doubt about the size of the bowl of lc /a/ and ipso facto that of the lc /e/…

I thought so at first as well, but having run into this many times, I can tell you when a design characteristic is expressed that strong (a and e), it is usually hard to talk a designer out of! ;)

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Joined: 13 Jul 2009 - 4:20am
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I have my doubt about the size of the bowl of lc /a/ and ipso facto that of the lc /e/

having run into this many times, I can tell you when a design characteristic is expressed that strong (a and e), it is usually hard to talk a designer out of!

Go tell it to Claude Garamond! ;-)

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@frode, I have a lot of norwegian friends, and I hang out very often, so… that's why

@bert, thank you, but that's the personality of this typeface, as @dberlow points it out

@dberlow, just thank you, it means a lot.

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Hola Santiago, como ya lo mencionaron creo que la "a" de inicio tiene una cintura que se ve algo baja, además creo que la curvatura superior se convierte abruptamente en recta, otro detalle es su terminación en recta, creo que se vería mucho mejor si relacionas un poco con "c" que está muy bien lograda y se ve más orgánica.

"e" tiene un ligero engrosamiento en la parte superior derecha, fuera de eso está muy bien resuelta la estructura.

Una cosa que podrías hacer de forma más sutil en "a", "u", "d" y quizás en algunas otras es lo que hiciste en "l", lo que yo cuidaría es la extensión de este rasgo y que haya relación en la suavidad de la curva, observa como se relacionan "f", "l", "j" y "t", yo extendería el rasgo en "j" y suavizaría la curva de "l".

Me gustan "s", "y" y en general que se cumpla eso que deseas lograr, creo que hay otros caractéres que podrían tener otras estructuras para hacer aún más orgánico el sistema, pienso en las diagonales o en "g" que se ve demasiado simétrica.

Cuida mucho esa naturalidad cuando vayas al peso regular o a lo más bold.

Muchos saludos.

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I wouldn't try to talk you out of that 'e'.... and I'd simply increase the bowl size of 'a' by about 20% (more in line with e)
watch the link to the lower bowl (make sure there's enough trap)
Keep it up!
steve

Alejandro Cabrera Avila's picture
Joined: 26 Jan 2010 - 12:15am
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¡Me gusta mucho, Santiago! Me fascinó "a". En general, Clark Hairline me parece audaz e interesante.

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More, please. :)