this is my ﬁrst attempt at a font, it is being created for a logotype that I am working on… started as a series of letters drawn on graph paper completed the set in illustrator a few days later… ant://
Can you reveal the type of company it’s being designed for? It’s intended use will help us all critique it’s appropriateness as well as it’s forms. Just a suggestion. //joe
it is my personal graphic design DBA (doing business as) check out the latest version of my website in progress at http://www.codegraphik.com/stupid/redesign4.gif the logo will emphasize the combination of visual and systematic though… left brain meets right brain…
This looks like a combination of Futura and Bayer’s “Universal”. It often helps to look at the work of other designers, so take a gander at these: http://www.myfonts.com/FontFamily4606.html http://www.thefoundrystudio.co.uk/architypes.html Aesthetically, I’d say that the horizontal bar of “f” is a bit short (so is the “t“ ‘s), the missing dot on the “j” is great, the “k“ ‘s upper arm should reach the x-height, the “r“ ‘s beak is too big, the “s” is too ﬂat/wide, and the “t”, “v” & “z” are nice. Technically, I’d point out that you really need to taper the joints (like between bowl and stem in the “b”) at least a little, to avoid clotting. Like this: http://www.myfonts.com/Character0062Style577.html But I see a bigger problem: this design is very mechanical (your “systematic thought”), which might be OK except it doesn’t convey the balance you say you’re shooting for. You might consider putting some quirkiness in each character, either structurally (like giving the “z” a descender — although the “z” actually has a lot of ﬂair already), or in terms of ﬁnish (like giving the terminals some calligraphic inﬂection). hhp
Hi Anonymous, here is something that might interest you: http://houseindustries.com/chalet/appreciations/index.html?cart=3092876276186133 It is the Chalet type by House Industries. Or, you could have a look on the Lineto site. They are specialists, when it comes to geometric/constructed type: http://www.lineto.com/ Jacques PS: making a Geometric type is good to learn the raw basics about type design. But making one that stands out against all the others is not easy.