**Takatak**

molotov's picture

OK, let's spark some more convo. Takatak is a logo that was inspired by Katakana, created entirely with line art, then tweaked to achieved the desired thickness and roundness.The name is suggestive of chopsticks clicking against each other. It also means "quickly" in modern Greek and has become a vernacular expression amongst our friends here in Montreal. I thought I could maybe do some interesting and weird ligatures, something unexpected and strange, more akin to plant life than type. I was also planning on introducing some fun icons and illustrations, sort of like what you see on the background. As you can see, for the identity pieces, I have paired up the logo with one of my favorite fonts, Gia, by patric king.


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hrant's picture

Pretty cool.
I think you should concentrate a lot on the ligatures aspect of this - people *love* to customize display settings - it makes them feel personally closer to the results.

hhp

molotov's picture

Yeah...except that I am absolutely clueless about how to actualize a font, ie: Fontographer and/or Sprite, etc. I learned the basics of Fontographer but I think for ligatures your would probably need either a script or some kind of code to be able to have strange and random ligatures...what do you think?

*L*

molotov's picture

Yep. Though of that. Because, let's face it, not that many people (even within the design community) really care or know that much about ligatures. But it would be fun to end up with a randomized typeface...although I guess you'd need a plugin or something...hmm...maybe not.
Sorry, thinking out loud here.

*L*

hrant's picture

Luce, the "real" way to do it is through OpenType technology, but it requires a lot of extra work, and a type of work that's a lot more like computer programming than graphic design.

The closest example similar to what you might want to do is House's new "Simian" typeface:
http://www.houseind.com/samples/simian/index.html?cart=3090780167424216

hhp

molotov's picture

Hmmm...yeh...a little too involved for me at the moment, but tks for the tech info, much appreciated!

*L*

Joe Pemberton's picture

Or there's the low tech method... just release a
regular character set as well as a seperate
font file with the ligature set.

Just do your users a favor and include a PDF of
the character map.

//joe

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