Hello to all Typophiles

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Alexandre Ataide's picture
Joined: 16 Dec 2011 - 1:33pm
Hello to all Typophiles
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Since this is my first post, I believe some introduction is in order: I'm Alexandre Ataide, from Brasília, Brazil, 29, single, Libra and unemployed. I love type. Well, maybe I love calligraphy more, but hell, who's to judge ones heart?

Now to business - I did that about 7 years ago, when I was graduating in graphic design. Was supposed to be used for signage. It's obviously very rough, but I would very much appreciate your opinion about the typeface. Please citique, criticise, flame, bash and/or troll to your hearts desire.

P.S.: I have done but one commercial typeface, so to say, but I cannot show it to you :-[. At the time I was working at Banco do Brasil (it's a bank, in Brazil) and was commissioned a typeface for printing checks. It was security stuff, so I don't have access to the files. I don't think it would be a wise idea to post a picture of a check online, too. Anyway, the fonts are still in use, so, if you have an account on Banco do Brasil and you use checks you have seen my the typeface.

Hrant H Papazian's picture
Joined: 3 May 2000 - 11:00am
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Welcome!

I think this design has something going for it - not least what I see
as a hint of blackletter. It will need a good deal of refinement though.
The first thing I would do is loosen the spacing.

hhp

Alexandre Ataide's picture
Joined: 16 Dec 2011 - 1:33pm
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Now that you mention, I do see some Textur in it. One of the reasons I never finished this concept is because I never felt it good enough. Looks kind of bland to me, not that bad, but lacking personality. I think there are much better blocky geometric stuff out there. Maybe adding some high doses of Rudolf Koch will give it more energy. Back to the quill for me.

Thanks a lot Hrant for the input.

Hrant H Papazian's picture
Joined: 3 May 2000 - 11:00am
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"Bland" is just another design dimension!
Chocolate cake is awesome, but you can't live on it.

hhp

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Joined: 6 Oct 2010 - 9:53am
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It's nice.