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Prometheus Regular Shadow (Basic Set)

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by SquarePeg
cloned from Prometheus Regular Shadow (Extended Set) by SquarePeg
see also me nice by trancein305


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Description:
I've added a side shadow to Prometheus Regular. The inspiration was a typeface from the French type foundry Peignot. Identified as "No. 1229" in their Lettres Fantaises of 1896, it sports a very fine side shadow, which I've attempted to re-create here. (I found the "No. 1229" sample on Hoefler & Frere-Jones' blog - fifth image from the top.)

This FontStruction is split in two to make downloading possible. The Basic Set (this half) features all of the Basic Latin and More Latin characters, while the Extended Set has all of the Extended Latin A and several Extended Latin B characters (Latin-based diacritics for the Central European, West European, Baltic, and Romanian languages, plus special characters for Croatian, Slovenian, and Livonian, among others).
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208 characters, 268 downloads
Created:
Tue, 14th October, 5:57 AM 2008
Last Edit:
Wed, 28th November, 6:03 PM 2012
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Discussion

afrojet
afrojet Fri, 14th November, 2008

May the whole Prometheus Family continue to grow and prosper. The introduction of the hairline shadow is fantastic. Well done Mr. Peg.


SquarePeg
SquarePeg Fri, 14th November, 2008

Thanks, Mr. Jet. :-)

After the mammoth task of re-sizing the two existing weights, Prometheus Shadow has been a kind of warm-up exercise for the two remaining weights I have planned. I am already working on the new Bold weight.

By the way, here's the sample that inspired Prometheus Shadow:

Thanks, Mr. Jet. :-)
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<br/>After the mammoth task of re-sizing the two existing weights, Prometheus Shadow has been a kind of warm-up exercise for the two remaining weights I have planned. I am already working on the new Bold weight.
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<br/>By the way, here's the sample that inspired Prometheus Shadow:
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anonymous
hellotheresa Fri, 14th November, 2008

Nice. Compared to the sample, I really like what you did with the 'E' and 'F'.


SquarePeg
SquarePeg Fri, 14th November, 2008

Thanks. Prometheus itself is based on a typeface known as Grecian Condensed, of which there are different versions. And of course, I've had to adapt the original shapes to the FontStruct grid... the most notable difference is in the way I constructed the capital M and N.


afrojet
afrojet Fri, 14th November, 2008

I think the 'M' and 'N' of Grecian Condensed become too black in the diagonals but with Prometheus, the limitations of the Fontstruct grid force a more uniform approach.


JoeAllison
JoeAllison Mon, 17th November, 2008

Exellent work!



SquarePeg
SquarePeg Mon, 17th November, 2008

Thank you, Joe! :-)


geneus1
geneus1 Wed, 19th November, 2008

Excellent execution of the shadow, Ricardo. Nice character set too. I think its the first to break the FS generator by the sheer number of glyphs.

I wanted to ask you about the diagonal line blackletter font on your website that spelled out 'high priority.' Was that your design, because it would make a mighty fine fontstruction.


SquarePeg
SquarePeg Wed, 19th November, 2008

Thanks, geneus1... Yeah, the diagonal line "High Priority" lettering is an idea I had for a blackletter typeface, but I have to say that the letter shapes are based on Matt Desmond's excellent Brauhaus, which is all 45 degree angles and straight lines... It is something I have in the works... When I came up with that idea FontStruct did not exist yet! But who knows... Maybe... :-)


SquarePeg
SquarePeg Mon, 23rd March, 2009

Update: I just set the space character for Prometheus Shadow (Basic Set and Extended Set).


SquarePeg
SquarePeg Wed, 27th May, 2009

Another update: I've improved some of the lowercase characters. The z is a good example; here's a before-and-after image.

Another update: I've improved some of the lowercase characters. The <strong>z</strong> is a good example; here's a before-and-after image.

cam.ill
cam.ill Thu, 19th January, 2012

wow..wonderfull font! 10/10


SquarePeg
SquarePeg Thu, 26th January, 2012

Hi, cam.ill, thanks very much for your praise! I've been away from FontStruct for too long, but your comment brought me back. :-)


cam.ill
cam.ill Thu, 26th January, 2012

Hey SquarePeg: Thank you! In my case its the same.. sometimes i dont visit the site for a year, but when i have an idea for a new project, im here for hours each day:) Just went trough your list and i really love your well balanced Retro-Approach! Btw. i saw your Ribbon-font on this wonderful website: http://www.losttype.com/browse/ (is it yours? im using it for some projects rightnow)


SquarePeg
SquarePeg Thu, 26th January, 2012

Thanks for the link, but that is not my font... Although it does have the same name. :-) I think I need to call my lawyer! Also, the Lost Type fonts are pay-what-you-want; FontStruct fonts are free. Having said that, there is some really nice work on the Lost Type site. Thanks again for the link!


SquarePeg
SquarePeg Sun, 21st October, 2012

A small update: I fixed an incomplete shadow in the uppercase K, which I only noticed today, while I was working on a new weight of the Prometheus family.


demonics
demonics Sun, 21st October, 2012

Beautiful set!


SquarePeg
SquarePeg Sun, 21st October, 2012

Thanks, demonics!


SquarePeg
SquarePeg Wed, 28th November, 2012

Another small update: on certain diacritical marks, the hairlines were drawn as drop shadows rather than side shadows. A very minor inconsistency, but once I'd noticed it, I just had to fix it!


laynecom
laynecom Thu, 29th November, 2012

I don't know why this is down to 7.9. It's one of the most elaborate fontstructions and one of my all time favorites. It should be higher than 9, really.


SquarePeg
SquarePeg Thu, 29th November, 2012

Schönen Dank, laynecom! You just made my day. :-) You'll be happy to know that I am working on a new addition to the Prometheus family.


laynecom
laynecom Thu, 29th November, 2012

Great to hear that. :-)


fugitiveglue
fugitiveglue Fri, 30th November, 2012

Clearly, one of the best real "typefaces" on FS. 11/10.


SquarePeg
SquarePeg Fri, 30th November, 2012

Thanks! My first 11/10... ;-)