my name is gustavo ferreira, 24, product & graphic design student at the esdi, rio de janeiro, brazil.
i discovered this typography forum a week ago, when i was searching for information on bitmap-fonts… and i found it fantastic, i always wanted to have this kind of space to discuss work still in progress…
so, i’m ﬁnally placing something here: this font is called ‘gentileza’ and is inpired by writings of a wandering ‘prophet’ in some walls in rio. the prophet’s name, gentileza, means kindness; all his messages were about living as brothers, loving one another a.s.o…
the normal font is based on a photographic reproduction of one of his walls; the italics, on a sample of his hand-drawn lettering. the numbers, punctuation and some characters (k, w, y) were artiﬁcially generated with pieces of other letters.
so, enough talking, here they are:
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