Sometimes you just need something a bit shorter. Luckily I was using Tungsten which has a lot of straight verticals. This allowed for some chopping down without having to reinvent the wheel. I had to fudge the optical overshoot of the s by a hair, and open the counters in the s just a bit. But other than that I didn't change any curves.
almost 2 years ago
Nice, really love seeing shots like this. Your modifications look really natural. The solution for the 's' works particularly well - considering its counters have quite dramatically changed shape, the letter itself works really well without losing its original feel.
See kids, this is how we don't squoosh type. Nice wranglin'!
Thank you, Claire, I think these are useful too!
Ha! Dave!! Typophiles 4 life!
Nice, Tiffany! You couldn't have asked for a tougher character than the 's,' but you seem to have handled it with a very light touch.
If you wanted to belabor this to the point of insanity ("type design" defined, pretty much), it might be worth trying the spine of the S at a slightly less inclined angle. Although dealing with those tangent curves is always a chore, and honestly I don't know if the payoff would be worth it. This seems pretty solid to me, and definitely looks unmolested. Thanks for sharing it!
@Jonathan Hoefler — Thank you for your comments. I hadn't thought about the incline of the s, but I see what you mean. It would make sense that the incline change if the height of the letter changes.
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