by Aron Kullander
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I have a few existing fontstucts that you might want to look at.
Spaced Out Regular
Spaced Out Italic
Spaced Out Bold
To get a good idea of how they look at text sizes, click PXL in the viewer and select SAMPLE TEXT from the VIEW menu.
thanks for the examples! It looks like the Reed Sans could work for texts. Still it has a "gridnik" kind of look to it. I think one could do even smoother curves (as I did some tests on in these sketches). Then comes the question about serifs, are they really necessary in this case? And there's so many ways to form the letters even when the curves are smooth... Feel free to dig in and work towards the most legible font on fontstruct! :)
You can definitely do "smoother" curves (see Union), but the problem I've found is that if I use a large number of bricks, the fonts don't work well at smaller sizes.
Ok! Thanks, this is the type of discussions I want.
When you say that it don't work well in smaller sizes, do you mean on the screen or when printed? I have worked further on some of the sketches in this font and made some test prints. It works great actually. I will post my results soon!
Here's a picture of my testprint
Good point. I meant on the screen. I hadn't tried printing, so I did and it turned out surprisingly well. It must be the higher resolution of the printer.
For those who don't know I found a great technique called "Brick-stacking" that allow you to layer different bricks to create new ones. Very usefull. The technique is described in the image attached that was made by user "djnippa". The technique was first discovered by William Leverette, aka "Williaum"
I've uploaded my first attempt where I used sketches from this funtstruction to create a font. Check it out:
FYI, Brick stacking was discovered by William Leverette, aka Williaum, and made public around last August. It was discovered inadvertently, or should I say, miraculously. Although it works well, as an unintentional feature it cannot be technically supported by the FontStruct staff ... yet.
Thanks for the information!
It's a great technique. Will correct my wrong statement above
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