's' construction

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  1. Joe Prince Joe Prince

    Anybody who has ever tried to design a font knows how hard it is to get the 's' to look right. Since there are virtually no straight lines in an 's' it makes it extremely difficult to design it in a way that is optically pleasing and balanced. It shouldn't feel like it's leaning to the left or the right, but rather that it is firmly secured to the baseline.

    I have tried to use a system that lines the nodes up in respect to a skewed parallel grid. In doing so it helps to ensure the curves line up right where they are best suited for the overall shape of the 's'.

    (this is the 's' for one of the thicker weights of the Klinic Slab typeface that is currently in production)

    See attachment for clean version.

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    about 2 years ago

  2. Nick Slater Nick Slater

    Hardest letter to make but, I think you nailed it!

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    about 2 years ago

  3. Sean Farrell Sean Farrell

    Wow thats awesome

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    about 2 years ago

  4. Henric Sjösten Henric Sjösten

    Perfect! Not leaning in any way :)

    about 2 years ago

  5. Bob Ewing Bob Ewing

    Looks epic Joe and thanks for sharing.

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    about 2 years ago

  6. Aïcha Barry Aïcha Barry

    Just perfect

    about 2 years ago

  7. Kurtis Beavers Kurtis Beavers

    I wish you could double-like or super-like something, because I would this.

    about 2 years ago

  8. Claire Coullon Claire Coullon

    Wow, this is excellent. I'd say you've proved that system works! I love that 's', it's so sturdy and has such gorgeous curves at the same time. Great chunky serifs too.

    about 2 years ago

  9. Anthony Lane Anthony Lane

    Figures, you're an engineer.

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    about 2 years ago

  10. Gerren Lamson Gerren Lamson

    The letter S is the worst, but this is fantastic (execution and explanation). Keep it up Joe!

    about 2 years ago

  11. Emir Ayouni Emir Ayouni

    Joe, the type scientist. Looks great, man.

    I always thought "K" was the hardest.
    Maybe it's just because I hate that letter so much.

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    about 2 years ago

  12. Muhammad Ali Effendy Muhammad Ali Effendy

    Lovely 'S'

    about 2 years ago

  13. Nikita Prokhorov Nikita Prokhorov

    Nice...s. ;)

    about 2 years ago

  14. Steven Schroeder ™ Steven Schroeder ™

    "s" have always been the hardest for me, whether it's graffiti, typography, logomark, they're just plain hard. But this looks stunning. Great job, man.

    about 2 years ago

  15. Sean McCabe Sean McCabe

    Really awesome construction. Thank you for sharing.

    about 2 years ago

  16. James Puckett James Puckett

    I love your system. I will give it a try!

    about 2 years ago

  17. Jason Jones Jason Jones

    i love this. well done + well said!

    about 2 years ago

  18. This was the alternate S version of the lettering that I made for Webastones. I thought that it's a good rebound to Joe's heavy slab. However mine needs some tweaks ;)

    Joe, well done buddy. Great solution. Can't wait to see the final outcome!

    about 2 years ago

  19. Hiten Hiten

    "S"lick.

    about 2 years ago

  20. Michael Spitz Michael Spitz

    Great stuff JP. Solid.

    about 2 years ago

  21. Joe Prince Joe Prince

    Thanks a lot everyone! :) Still experimenting with the proportionality aspect of the grid but testing is going well. Cheers for the support.

    about 2 years ago

  22. Ivan Bobrov Ivan Bobrov

    Cool stuff buddy!

    about 2 years ago

  23. Bart Vollebregt Bart Vollebregt

    Looking great, thanks for sharing.

    about 2 years ago

  24. Simon Frouws Design Simon Frouws Design

    Fascinating view of your process. Thank you.

    about 2 years ago

  25. Milosz Klimek Milosz Klimek

    This is epic, man.

    about 2 years ago

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