Nova Thin Extended

by laynecom

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This one has been called Nova. That is simply due to the fact that the letters A, N, O, and V were the first that I tried out when starting this typeface.
Info Created on 31st August 2012 . Last edited on 9th July 2013.
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Comment by laynecom 14th September 2012
Comment by laynecom 14th September 2012
Comment by laynecom 14th September 2012
Yes !

Sehr schön.

Auf den ersten Blick:
Asterisk ist vielleicht ein bißchen zu zierlich?
Dem Bogen vom "t" und "l" würde ich vielleicht ein wenig mehr Spannung verleihen; ist vielleicht ein wenig zu ausschweifend ( wie auch der Oberschwung vom "a") Er nimmt etwas zu sehr Dynamik aus der sont gut fließenden Gestaltung. Die Ligaturen sind sehr fein. Ebenso das "ß" Alles in allem erinnert es mich schon ein wenig an meine db Sitcker-Serie — nur etwas breiter : )

Sehr gelungene Arbeit***
Comment by beate 14th September 2012
Thanks beate. I’m answering in English because I guess most people wouldn’t understand German... I still appretiate your comment and suggestions, don’t get me wrong :-)

I made the characters deliberately wide (extended) but maybe you are right that the dynamics are better with narrower l and t. Especially when I look at the ala bit in one word.

Speaking of your Sticker series, I saw that you took down all of fonts except one. Is there a reason? Earning money with them after all ;-)

Thanks for the nice comment anyway...
Comment by laynecom 14th September 2012
Like a SUPER-NOVA. 10/10.
Comment by djnippa 14th September 2012
Beautifully clean quality work.
Comment by V. Sarela (Yautja) 15th September 2012
Wonderfully clear and readable. 10/10
Comment by p2pnut 15th September 2012
Oh wow, super clean artwork! I even don't believe this font was made using FontStruct... 10/10
Comment by cablecomputer 16th September 2012
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Nova Thin Extended” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by Rob Meek (meek) 17th September 2012
Delicate and well balanced! 10/10
Comment by four 17th September 2012
Thanks for all the wonderful comments and the TP. Next up: Reworked l and t, adjusted kerning on T and (much later) Nova Light Extended.
Comment by laynecom 18th September 2012
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Comment by thalamic 20th September 2012
Comment by aphoria 20th September 2012
remarkable work more than 10
Comment by Michel Troy ~UrbanPixel~ (Upixel) 21st September 2012
Cheers, people. I really appretiate your positive feedback and voting.
Comment by laynecom 22nd September 2012
Dear laynecom:I know that, I can't make a font like this, so soft, so sweet, and so strong and hard too under another point of view... and all so cool. I envy you.
Comment by elmoyenique 22nd September 2012
Dear elmoyenique, what can I say? For someone who has two fontstructions on the first page of the TP ranking, you are being modest... No need to envy me, because if you have a closer look I'm never as original as you are. I'm just copying what I see.
Comment by laynecom 24th September 2012
Clean as clean can be!
great job! 10/10
Comment by aemil 9th October 2012
How with the "K" and "k"? I won't to try. Thank you.
Comment by rizal14 20th October 2012
(after checking out every letter) MUST.. DOWNLOAD...
Comment by minidonut 20th October 2012
WOW! That is way better than I will ever do! 10/10 It looks like what I think Helvetica Light Extended would look like.
Comment by Noah (winty5) 11th November 2012
Thank you, I'm flattered...
Comment by laynecom 11th November 2012
Virtually flawless. I like what Luc Devroye has to say about Nova Thin Extended: ”this hairline sans is a tour de force---it is the first successful hairline sans face ever made by anyone using FontStruct”. Ok, he probably got that last part wrong, but the first part is spot on! ;)

I go back and forth on the design of the capital S. It definitely works in context and holds up quite well at large sizes... But the horizontal spine still gives me pause. Would you consider a more sinuous, less squared design? Easier said than done, I know. Lastly, I think your w would benefit from widening.

All said: 10/10!
Comment by William Leverette (will.i.ૐ) 11th November 2012
Elegant hairline sans oozes quality. Clean and simple design. It must have taken huge amount of work, and great effort to accomplish it. Congratulations. 10/10
Comment by Frodo7 12th November 2012
Wow. Were did Mr Devroye say that? I'm speechless...

Concerning the S... I understand your concern. Must think about it. Since the extended variant requires a bit of width... Well, let me think about it.

Thanks for both your input!
Comment by laynecom 12th November 2012
@laynecom: You can read Luc’s high praise for Nova Thin Extended on your page found within his extensive typography database. I hope my notes encourage you to take this one to 11! ;-)
Comment by William Leverette (will.i.ૐ) 12th November 2012
Wow, again! Didn't know that...
Comment by laynecom 12th November 2012
I didn't like it dude.. I LOVE IT!!!! d simple
Comment by AUserThatWorks 19th March 2013
Very clean and cool - I like this! In Latin, you know, noVUS means new. Close to nova - ?
Comment by Reepicheep 28th March 2013
Comment by laynecom 21st June 2013
Wow, what a beast! This is a real beauty.
Comment by beate 21st June 2013
Thanks :-)
Comment by laynecom 21st June 2013
Elegant new S!
Comment by Noah (winty5) 21st June 2013
Nice work on that S, now even better than before.
Comment by four 24th June 2013
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Comment by qotjd9881 4th May 2014
I love this font, but I don't like the "Extended" feature of it. Can you make a similar copy with it not extended? It's great otherwise, and I'd probably use it.
Comment by Upsilon920 11th August 2014
It took 11 months roughly to do this font. It would have to be basically redone so I'm not so sure.
Comment by j4s13 12th August 2014
I'm not gonna do this again, for sure... ;-)

At first, this was planned as family, but I soon realized that this was too ambitious. A Nova Thin would not be created by simply leaving out bits here and there. As j4s13 said, it would have to be redone. Sorry, but I don't have the time for that.

Anyway, the great reception of this typeface is awesome for me. Thanks everybody.
Comment by laynecom 12th August 2014