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First of all I want a thank to the people in this forum for the support and knowledge given, although this is my first post I've been consulting the site on a regular basis and has been always a great help.
I was trying to create a typeface of my own based on early geometric fonts like Kabel or Futura with a contemporary look to work as a display typeface with alternate glyphs and features for titling, but the project has become a monster itself and I'm getting stuck in the way and I'm a bit desperate for a second opinion.
Since you have been such excellent, honest and admirable Critics, i would like to ask for inputs once more. In the last post i have shown you the typeface alpha and i was already writing about making a bold. Now i have adjusted the regular some more and i have created the bold typeface. Therefore i would like to hear what you think about my former work, so i can polish it.
for developing my first typeface I wanted to create a geometric typeface that posesses the advantages of such fonts but is more ‘robust', especially in the caps, than for example Futura.
Currently I am working on spacing my first complete draft. I don't want to presume full capability for continous text with this font-style, but a test to see if the glyphs relate nicely to each other was more of a pleasant surprise than I thought:
Sometimes a surprise, sometimes as expected – MeM is an interactive type system with a wide range of individual personalities.
The eccentric experimental type system created by Elena Schädel and Jakob Runge in 2012. It produces many personalities, each individual and emotive. You will never know which of the alternating letters is going to occur next. Basically, at the heart of it all is MeM: four different weights and letter shapes melded together into one powerful font and shuffled with the sleek usability of OpenType.
The typeface is created by Berlin based typedesigner Melle Diete.
Fidelia is a dynamic, disconnected script-typeface.
It combines the hand-drawn aspects of classic scriptfonts with
disconnected modern display fonts of today.
Fidelia is available in 4 weights and has many alternate letters,
ligatures, ornaments and features for typographic variety:
choose between normal styles, the swash-letters-feature and extra-swashes.
The caps are available in three style versions as well.
Have a look: http://www.mellediete.com/fidelia.html
(With apologies for cross-posting)
We are looking for exceptional candidates for full-time postgraduate study in the Department of Typography at Reading. The University will award one AHRC-funded studentship for our practice-based MA programmes: Book Design, Information Design or Typeface Design, with entry in October 2011.
We will also be putting candidates forward for doctoral and MA studentships funded by the University of Reading.
What can I say? Bruno says it all:
We are currently advertising for a typedesign position at our London office:
The website www.26plus-zeichen.de offers students the posibility to examine, test, comment and present their fonts. Most of the fonts are for free. There are display fonts as well as fonts for text. Everybody who is interested in type design is invited to join the website.
The idea to the website begun at the German Fh Würzburg-Schweinfurt. Development by Jakob Runge, Max Kostopoulos and Georg Fischer [programming].