Well here it is. After hours of being tortured by unyielding little nodes, I think I'm finally satisfied with the outcome. Changes have been implemented with the much appreciated guidance of several esteemed peers. Although I feel that there are some areas that still has room for improvement. Please let me know if you see any.
Out of interest, I find the letter 'k' in this little project the hardest to get right. Is that the case for all you type gurus out there?
over 1 year ago
Really good job!
I love it!!!
Amazing piece, Norman. You've really outdone yourself. Congrats!
Great outcome Norman, now that's a t crossbar you gotta love. lovely work, one thing i would suggest is having that i done in a more usual way without that left stroke. And maybe having a longer "serif" there at the G could fill up a bit the empty space between r-i; although i can see the connection that is formed now between it and that great descender of the y; just a thought, again, great piece :D . PS, and that positioning for the tagline is just great, really add to the design a lot
WOW! this looks tasty Norman!!!
Yes! So good to see this Norman. Really beautiful work, you've translated the curves of the drawing so, so nicely. There are so many things I love about this, the way the crossbars stretch across the whole design (the 'F' one in particular), the 't' one curving up like that.. The unusual yet fantastic positioning of the tagline.. oh and the incorporation of the coffee bean/hooves! Looks great.
'K's are definitely interesting letters, there's so much potential for them and for that reason they're fun to draw, but I do find they are also one of the most difficult ones to get right. Yours looks really good here, maybe the right stroke of its upper bowl could be a little heavier (although not so much so that it gets too close to the 'y') but aside from that, it has a really nice shape.
@Florin has a really interesting solution for using the 'G' serif on the 'r-i' gap, it sounds really original and I would never have thought of that. I do really like the little tail on the 'i' and how its curve fits with the one on 'r' above it, I'd just be tempted to make it very slightly thicker (mainly at its thinnest point) so that it looks more confident.
Love the update to the 'a-t' by the way. The closed upper hook on the 'a' is very distinctive and I really like the idea, although I do miss the 'a's upper hook from the original sketch.. Anyway sorry for the essay length comment, beautifully done again!
Love this. I don't think I can add anything technical to the comments already (lookin' at you Claire!), but my favourite thing is the lockup in general. It forms a great shape. Great stuff!
Wow. It holds together so well, and the flow is beautiful.
Chan-da-man, really love how this turned out!
@Norman Chan really nice work man. It looks lovely ++
Wow man... This is seriously great work, I really like the attention to detail and the flow of the letters is fantastic! The only thing is the the tagline, the spacing might be a bit to tight =)
Thanks guys! Great feedback! I seriously need a break from this otherwise my 'friskiness' would be gone forever! ; ) This will be revisited after the short Easter break with all the fantastic suggestions and tips provided above. Can't thank you guys enough.
I think I'm going to go and get semi-plastered now! Have a great and safe Easter everyone.
Absolute perfection Norman.. seriously!
I have been trying my own custom type recently... feel the same as you about exploring a new area. This is in a different class and would stand up against the best like @Claire Coullon
Wonderful composition my friend.
this looks awesome, norm.
Compact design! solid, great!
@Jovan Petrić @Camilo Bejarano @Colin Tierney @Rudy Hurtado Global Branding @Roy Smith Thanks a mill guys! The client was FINALLY satisfied with this rendition and was glad that they persevered. Will post some proposed POS items with logo soon.
@Rich Scott Thanks for the compliment mate! Yeah, I'm so glad that this one turned out well. Believe me, there have been other jobs in the past that have involved custom type work and it just didn't pan out. I gotta say though that following and studying the works of some of the type specialists here on dribbble has given me a huge amount of confidence and their tips and tricks in improving is a plus. Its definitely an area I would like to improve on whenever the opportunity arises. Mate, with your skills I don't think you'll have a problem. Have a good one where ever you are these days ; )
I love this "at" ligature, very creative.
I would only disconnect curls on left side of "F".
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