Still in a very developmental period. I've attached a double size image for detail perusal. Comments and ideas are welcome, some perspective would be nice.
11 months ago
Dave, this is looking really good so far. Did you base this off existing wood type specimens, or is this out of your head 100%?
@Nikita I looked at a broad range of wood type and reverse contrast typefaces to figure out the feel of this genre, but everything is drawn from scratch. Thanks!
Looking great Dave. Lots of unique features.
Like how you dealt with the 'O/Q' in an unexpected way, and 'K/R/S' are particular favorites.
Curious why you went for a different proportion factor with the 'P'? On it's own it's great, but in context it feels a little out of place.
RE the 'M/N' > Thinking you might want to try finessing / widening up the cuts a little bit. Also wondering if you've tried squaring off the central (v) stroke for the 'M'?
RE the 'L' > The top serif looks like it's protruding a little too far, which might make for a confusing read...'C' confusion, etc.
Overall, I definitely like where you're going with it.
@Michael Exactly what I was looking for, thanks for taking a minute to respond. I've been fighting with the P, trying to keep the strokes consistent but also fit into that vertical space. Agreed on your "out of context" opinion. I feel the same way about the M/N, while they look great, they don't seem to feel cohesive.
Back to wranglin'
Love that K homey
@Michael Spitz brings up some great point.
While I think the counters in the other letters work well horizontally, the don't work so well in the O/Q and hamper recognition of those two letters.
Great point on the L...just shortening that top protrusion would fix the legibility issue.
I agree with you, @Nikita Prokhorov, about the O/Q. However this is a super-stylized display typeface so is legibility really an issue?
@Tiffany Wardle de Sousa, good point as well! That counter just threw me off for a tic. But in context, it probably won't matter that much.
This is really great to look at, the characters have so much personality both individually and as a while. Some of my favourites are the 'S' and 'U' (lovely curves in particular there).
Some fantastic points brought up so far. Just wanted to add a couple of things: the bottom of the 'J' feels a tad heavy, I wonder how it would look if you brought it down slightly so that the negative space in the middle was a little taller (perhaps not as much as the 'C', but maybe like the 'L'). The other thing I would suggest is to test having the 'Q' tail shifted to the left a little. I like its shape a lot, just feels like it might help the tail feel more integrated with the overall letter form.
by Dave Bailey
Worked out the full majuscule set last night, more critiques and comments are welcome now that you can see the forms in context. Larger attachment for detail perusal.
Next up, numerals, minuscules and punctuation.
11 months ago
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