Kelly Slab Review

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Denis Masharov's picture
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Kelly Slab Review
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Kelly Slab- one of my first fonts, I never thought he satisfy me.
http://www.google.com/webfonts/specimen/Kelly+Slab

After review by Angélica Díaz on Typereview
http://typereview.wordpress.com/2012/03/05/kelly-slab-etapa-1-stage-1/
I (with consultation with Angelica) did update - version 2
also adding it a heavy face.

I would like to show them before release
http://s018.radikal.ru/i509/1204/fc/91eaeb41e552.jpg
collect opinions and comments.

Nick Cooke's picture
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Why don't you put it in the 'Critique' board?

Denis Masharov's picture
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Sorry, the post can be moved?

Riccardo Sartori's picture
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Yes, you can use the Edit link in the top right corner.

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Looks good to me. The only letter that doesn't seem to fit is the |G|.

I like how some of the serifs disappear in the bold face to avoid collisions.

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@Catharsis - Thanks
one mistake is fixed - added serifs in cyrillic "Ж" and "к" of regular face.

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lc ve?
Polish letters need some work (IMO): acutes to the right, slash (Łł) ought to be steeper and I don't like ogoneks attached to the end of serif (they are very fragile and tend to break when used ;).

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@JanekZ - You criticize the old version )))
I will take note of your remark in the work

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Sorry, too much links...

Hrant H Papazian's picture
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It's always nice to let a diacritic affect the base letter, in a meaningful way.
Here's the Aogonek from Ernestine:

hhp

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Huh, I thought I remembered Adam liking Ernestine's (but I could be wrong). In a way the outside serif is sort of being replaced by the beginning of the ogonek, so maybe that's why it's OK? Plus I think in a design with hefty serifs completely dumping the left half (like in some of those "approved" examples) would be a bit much.

hhp

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The G definitely needs a horizontal crossbar. To compensate, it could have a base constructed like the base of a,d,u.

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serifs of "x" regular does not look strange?

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Maybe a little... The idea is sound; I think all it needs is to shorten the inside top right serif. But making it match the bold would be a safe change if you want to do that.