Bucko - My first typeface


8 Responses

  1. Kyle Fox Kyle Fox

    This is my first stab at designing & producing a functioning font. I started working on it during Crafting Type, the type design workshop I helped organize.

    I'm quite happy with how it's turning out so far, aside from that troublesome 'e' (which I've redone from scratch a number of times already). Any suggestions welcome.

    over 1 year ago

  2. Andriy Noble Andriy Noble

    What application do you use to put the font together? Once its all actually done in Ai I'm guessing you do to actually make the letters?

    over 1 year ago

  3. Steffen Nørgaard Andersen Steffen Nørgaard Andersen

    Very nice work @Kyle Fox - The small "r" looks a bit strange to me, but other than that, I think it looks perfect.

    over 1 year ago

  4. Kyle Fox Kyle Fox

    @Andriy Noble I actually have not used Illustrator at all for this. I did some initial sketching, then began digitizing in FontForge (free software).

    However, I've since moved to Glyphs, as it's a bit simpler, more user-friendly for me, and runs better natively on my Mac.

    @Steffen Nørgaard Andersen Thanks for the feedback! What about the 'r' looks strange? I intentionally made the arm a bit top-heavy, but perhaps it's too top heavy?

    over 1 year ago

  5. Matt Yow Matt Yow

    Ah, love this style. A few notes: the tittle of the i is too far left; the o is to flat on the sides, this is the same with the e, the c has great roundness. Follow the c for the o and e. The o is also a bit narrow compared to the n, these should optically match widths. I think the shoulder of the r dips a little low, making it too sad, also very dark on that exit stroke. It looks better between letters however. Maybe pulling it horizontal instead of any downward verticality.
    Great work all around.
    Check out Enquire Serif for a similar style and proportions.

    over 1 year ago

  6. Kyle Fox Kyle Fox

    Matt, thanks a ton for your feedback. That is really helpful, and I agree with what you've pointed out.

    Funny you should mention the roundness of the 'c' being ok. I based it off my original 'o', but then ended up redoing the 'o' because it felt too round compared to the 'n' :)

    I checked out Enquire Serif and you're right; they have similarities. Enquire is very, very nice. Perhaps I will find an excuse to use it sometime :)

    I'll redo the 'o' and 'e', and make a few other changes. Thanks again!


    over 1 year ago

  7. Matt Yow Matt Yow

    Of course! Best of luck with this and keep posting updates!

    over 1 year ago

  8. Lindsay Clark Lindsay Clark

    Dude. I love this!

    over 1 year ago

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