RM Ginger

by p2pnut
See also RM Victoriana by p2pnut.

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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?
Info Created on 19th November 2009 . Last edited on 30th November 2009.
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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.
Comment by p2pnut 23rd November 2009
Comment by p2pnut 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. :-)
Comment by thalamic 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 :)
Comment by funk_king 23rd November 2009
Great stuff p2pnut. Thalamic pretty much covered any suggestion I might have made. :)
Comment by aphoria 23rd 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.

Comment by p2pnut 24th November 2009
Not forgetting, thanks to fk and aphoria :)
Comment by p2pnut 24th November 2009
Throw the logo in to whatthefont
Comment by wraybowling 24th 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.
Comment by intaglio 25th 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
Comment by Frodo7 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.
Comment by p2pnut 27th 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.
Comment by afrojet 30th November 2009
More Latin added - I think that'll be it folks as it's getting a tad unweildy.
Comment by p2pnut 30th November 2009
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “RM Ginger” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by gferreira_admin 2nd December 2009
Thank you GF :)
Comment by p2pnut 2nd December 2009
thanks for making this available. It has a spooky character to it, but a charming type of spooky.
Comment by fartheststar 9th September 2012
To all the staff and 'structors
Comment by p2pnut 22nd December 2012
@p2pnut // happy holidays! :-)
Comment by demonics 22nd December 2012
AMAZING! Merry christmas and a happy new year!
Comment by Noah (winty5) 22nd December 2012