Many of these decisions have been made, but this shows the glyph battles that go on in my head while designing type.
12 months ago
Winners so far:
Round 1: right (the left part of the first one was colliding with other characters).
Round 2: right (the left was too fancy compared to the other caps).
Round 3: right (just too pippin not to go with). Also, the same format works well on the cap D.
Round 4: UNDECIDED.
they're all awesome. are you doing a typeface? definitely include alternates!
how are the other numbers looking? I really like the right with the horizontal brush stroke, but might not match the others
@Lauri Johnston Thanks! Alternates are a slippery slope. Include too many, and the typeface will never get finished! Also, I find people so rarely use them.
@Neil Tasker They're comin alon. The 3 that you like matches the 5 and 7 well.
round 1: right
round 2: right
round 3: left
round 4: right
@James T. Edmondson Yeah I was gonna say it would fit well on a 5 and 7 great, thats my pick, sweet work as always, excited to see it all
Right, Right, Left, Left. Out of this set those are what feels most consistent to me. Nice work hun.
I like all rights! These are wonderful.
My feedback would be: Keep it simple. :)
@Henry Moran always sound advice Henry!
I like whichever ones you like James. In my heart it just feels so right.
In all honesty you should just have a ton of alternate glyphs.
Wait a minute! With opentype you don't have to choose anymore! ;)
11 months ago
i think right, right, right, left. But both Bs look solid.
IMHO the right hand 3 feels a little house number to me. left hand 3 feels like it fits with what I have seen thus far. Might be different in context with other digits.
Keep up the great work Step Dad.
@Tiffany Wardle de Sousa I wish you could just draw both and the OpenType, kerning, and necessary ligatures would just figure themselves out :)
@dan gneiding the right 3 is working surprisingly well. I am torn. Need to look at more signs. Call me "dad".
Sho! Looking forward to this guys release. You should have a limited release to avoid overuse, haha
@Luke Ritchie The fonts will be released on floppy disk only.
@James T. Edmondson hah! Could i get a faxed copy?
4:left probably fits the style at most
The right f touched my tralala.
It'd be nice to see a rebound with these in context. Isolated glyph battles might be fun—and pretty—but fun and pretty glyphs don't necessarily add up to a harmonized typeface.
Anyway, I say the second B in Round 3 could take the other seven in a street brawl. (Now I kinda want a 'face named Brawl.) Keep up the fight, James!
@André Mora Couldn't agree more. More people are chiming in around here than expected! I'm totally with you on the B. Thanks André!
Left F, Right C, Left B, Left 3.
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