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RM Typerighter

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by p2pnut
see also RM Typerighter medium by p2pnut


Details

Description:
Based on those good old typewriters of yesteryear ... without the bother of ribbons to change, carbon copies or Tippex.
Stats:
208 characters, 122 downloads
Created:
Tue, 3rd November, 12:58 AM 2009
Last Edit:
Mon, 24th December, 11:37 AM 2012
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Discussion

p2pnut
p2pnut Sun, 8th November, 2009

I tried this with the Mono spacing, as it would have been on a typewriter, but it just looked wrong ... so:

I tried this with the Mono spacing, as it would have been on a typewriter, but it just looked wrong ... so:
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Frodo7
Frodo7 Sun, 8th November, 2009

At pixel view it looks very convincing. Most of your letters are beautifully composed. The Y is a bit narrow at the top. The x,z can be wider too. There are some tricks to achieve that within the limitations of FS. The numbers look a bit too big, especially the 3, but maybe I'm wrong. Some of the capitals may need optical adjustment to look more even (e.g. H,L).

It's another major achivement, considering its brick origin. Only those who have tried to do something similar can truly appreciate it. How about to make a bold or Italic version? 10/10


p2pnut
p2pnut Mon, 9th November, 2009

Thanks for yout comments Frodo, it is so useful when a fresh pair of eyes are cast over a design.

I have altered the Y, H, and L and hopefully they look more balanced. The numbers are my first foray into 'Old Style' ... hence the lower tail on the 3.

If you can give me any assistance with the x and z I would be extremely grateful. I have widened the x a tad, but even that means that the diagonals become offset, so I am at a loss to know how else to improve them.


gferreira_admin
gferreira_admin Mon, 9th November, 2009

Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “RM Typerighter” is now a Top Pick.


cayo
cayo Mon, 9th November, 2009

Really nice ball terminals; the g goes to my g list ipso facto.
I believe typewriters where set to mono space. Are you going to tweak it around there? Also a 45° line might help you with the x and z dilemma, specially if you are trying to go mono space.
Well, at least in my theory.


intaglio
intaglio Tue, 10th November, 2009

Very nice. Where's my Olivetti... oh yes, out in the garage.


p2pnut
p2pnut Tue, 10th November, 2009

Thanks for the TP GF :)

Thanks also to cayo and tag.

@cayo: I did try mono spacing, but couldn't get it to look right - perhaps this is something to look at later. I also looked at 45 degree angles for the x and z ... but that just made them too wide. Hey ho, perhaps one day that elusive third angle will appear.

Currently working on a bold(er) version as suggested by Frodo.


ritung
ritung Tue, 5th April, 2011

I am using this lovely font for my final project in the academy of the arts in Iceland - graphic design department ...

I am making a cook book with the school's chefs : )

thank you for this one - was exactly what I was looking for!


p2pnut
p2pnut Tue, 5th April, 2011

I'm so glad that this font is proving to be useful ... good luck with your project :)


jimhv
jimhv Mon, 24th December, 2012

Can you add an uppercase sharp S, now that German keyboards include that character (details at opentype.info)?


p2pnut
p2pnut Mon, 24th December, 2012

@jimhy: Done :)


winty5
winty5 Tue, 25th December, 2012

In my opinion A,V,W are too long and m,x,z are too thin. Other than that AWESOME! 10/10


p2pnut
p2pnut Wed, 26th December, 2012

@winty5: regarding the A, V and W this an example of overshoot, There is some useful information on this at:

http://www.typographydeconstructed.com/overshoot/

http://ilovetypography.com/2009/01/14/inconspicuous-vertical-metrics/

As you can see from the date that this font was released, this font was created before we were able to use composites to create more angles. glyphs with diagonals especially show up the limitations of FontStruct in the early days.

Since those days I have created a family (RM True to Type) which is sold through MyFonts and Fonts.com.


winty5
winty5 Wed, 26th December, 2012

Ok :)