Kelly Slab Review

Denis_Masharov's picture

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

Why don't you put it in the 'Critique' board?

Denis_Masharov's picture

Sorry, the post can be moved?

riccard0's picture

Yes, you can use the Edit link in the top right corner.

Catharsis's picture

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.

Denis_Masharov's picture

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

JanekZ's picture

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 ;).

Denis_Masharov's picture

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

JanekZ's picture

Sorry, too much links...

hrant's picture

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

hhp

hrant's picture

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

cerulean's picture

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

Denis_Masharov's picture

serifs of "x" regular does not look strange?

cerulean's picture

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.

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