Mekka

fonthausen's picture

Hi guys,
in the discussion on the iris type, some of you were speaking about snap on serifs. I, like probably all of us, made a bitmap face, just for fun (bj !!!). Then I tried to make an italic to it. Which, theoreticly, is not a bitmap anymore... After that I wanted to find out what happens with the font, when I glue serifs on it. Looks funny. I don't remember in what state of mind I was the, because I made Swash capitals as well......

Jacques

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hrant's picture

:-)
I think you were spending too much time with Mari...

Actually, I kind of like the sans one, and the swashes are killer.

hhp

hrant's picture

BTW, here's a funky bitmap italics of sorts:
http://www.fontfont.de/packages/nelio11292/nelio11292.html

hhp

hrant's picture

"Genealogically"? But is that really what you mean?

hhp

Miss Tiffany's picture

v. nice --- Who this Mari might be is not for me to know, but I think you should spend more time with this. I like the serifs the most because they go off the beaten path and that (IMO) is a good thing with bitmap design. Design (again IMO) is one place where you can go to the edge and still safely rein yourself in for safety.

The only letter that I notice as odd is the lc italic 'p' it looks more like an UC italic 'R'. Perhaps the serif needs to go the other direction?

Joe Pemberton's picture

Love the serifs. I'm just mad because you beat
me to it. I was trying to think of ways to make a
bitmap font feel more *familially tied to a
display face without having to just use the
bitmap font at 300%. Mekka uses a very viable
approach.

And the swashes are like buttah.

//joe

*If that's not a real word, it should be.

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