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RM Ginger

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by p2pnut
see also RM Victoriana by p2pnut


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Description:
This font was inspired by a few letters (seen on a logo). Does anyone know whether there is a font in existance that they recognise from this?
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205 characters, 113 downloads
Created:
Thu, 19th November, 5:11 PM 2009
Last Edit:
Mon, 30th November, 7:41 PM 2009
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Discussion

p2pnut
p2pnut Mon, 23rd November, 2009

I would really welcome any comments about this one. It may be used for the cover of a CD (I will be donating it for free) so I will be happy to make any improvements that can be suggested.

If it is too much like an existing font, then I will have to start again ... so any identifications would also be useful.


p2pnut
p2pnut Mon, 23rd November, 2009


thalamic
thalamic Mon, 23rd November, 2009

I'm not good with memory so I can't help with the identification. I can offer other suggestions though.

1. The small-caps work better. Why? Because the curved letters (C G O Q) look more rounded and natural in them.

2. The swash of the L is the most pleasing sweep. I understand that you wanted to give each character its own personality, but some repetition is nice too. Think musical rhythms. E could certainly be a modified L.

2. The N with the backward flip on the right stem looks a bit like a NJ ligature. Maybe the diagonal could just sweep out and under following letters? Like the R, perhaps?

3. The back sweep of the Y. Maybe it could be a left movement sweep under the preceding letter?

4. The non-sweep of the X and K. Maybe they could be like the R?

5. The bowl of the J. Maybe it does not have to be so bowl like? Half a bowl?

6. V and W. These two seem to fit the least with the rest. It is difficult to describe what I'm envisioning but I'll try. Delete the upper two arms of the E; continue the lower arm sweep up to form the right stem; the left stem of the original E becomes the left stem of V. Take the new V and mirror the right stem to form the new left stem of W.

7. A seems a bit too art nouveau. I'm at a loss to offer suggestions for that.

These are mere suggestions. The font is an amazing achievement as it is. :-)


funk_king
funk_king Mon, 23rd November, 2009

looks original to me :) very enchanting. has a magical feel when viewing text. the consistent elements really tie it together. some glyphs make me think you took Entrees and sculpted these down :)


aphoria
aphoria Mon, 23rd November, 2009

Great stuff p2pnut. Thalamic pretty much covered any suggestion I might have made. :)


p2pnut
p2pnut Tue, 24th November, 2009

Cheers thal :) Everything you suggested homed straight in on the weak points that I wasn't happy about - but was standing too close to see the solutions.

Amendments made to the U/C - if the consensus is that I have changed things for the better, then I will do l/c.


p2pnut
p2pnut Tue, 24th November, 2009

Not forgetting, thanks to fk and aphoria :)


wraybowling
wraybowling Tue, 24th November, 2009

Throw the logo in to whatthefont


intaglio
intaglio Wed, 25th November, 2009

Made me think Edwardian/Victorian, Sherlock Holmes... it's got more than a whiff of the Great Exhibition, the (first) Great Train Robbery, Prestidigitateurs, not quite carnival, definitely not bearded ladies... I'm having a brain fever.


Frodo7
Frodo7 Fri, 27th November, 2009

It is very curious, spooky, inspiring design with an eerie feeling of mistery. The letters look like wood carvings. I've made a simple demo pic using a photo of mine, but I wish I had some pictures with really old trees, intricate branches and twigs. 10/10

It is very curious, spooky, inspiring design with an eerie feeling of mistery. The letters look like wood carvings. I've made a simple demo pic using a photo of mine, but I wish I had some pictures with really old trees, intricate branches and twigs. 10/10

p2pnut
p2pnut Fri, 27th November, 2009

I love that photo ... the stark, bare silhouettes of the trees; with that hint of something warmer to come in the bright sky.


afrojet
afrojet Mon, 30th November, 2009

This is wonderful p2pnut. Love the personality. I can't help but see later day "Gilligan's Island" in the GINGER photo you provided.


p2pnut
p2pnut Mon, 30th November, 2009

More Latin added - I think that'll be it folks as it's getting a tad unweildy.


gferreira_admin
gferreira_admin Wed, 2nd December, 2009

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


p2pnut
p2pnut Wed, 2nd December, 2009

Thank you GF :)


fartheststar
fartheststar Sun, 9th September, 2012

thanks for making this available. It has a spooky character to it, but a charming type of spooky.


p2pnut
p2pnut Sat, 22nd December, 2012

To all the staff and 'structors

To all the staff and 'structors

demonics
demonics Sat, 22nd December, 2012

@p2pnut // happy holidays! :-)


winty5
winty5 Sat, 22nd December, 2012

AMAZING! Merry christmas and a happy new year!