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Scifi font based on the Tesla Motors storefront. I wondered what a full font set based on that theme might look like. All caps, wide font, with open design and strong horizontal lines. This is my first font and I'm going to go ahead and publish it as it's pretty much done, but I might tweak it some as things go on. Suggestions/comments appreciated. If you use this font please drop me a line - I'd love to see how it's used in the wild... Hope you find this useful. Enjoy!
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98 characters, 672 downloads
Created:
Thu, 6th September, 2:44 AM 2012
Last Edit:
Fri, 14th September, 11:02 PM 2012
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Discussion

fartheststar
fartheststar Sat, 8th September, 2012

Not sure which version of capital E I like best, but I think the one with the vertical on the right speaks to me a bit more than the 3 horizontal bars. I like the lower case E fine, but the capital needs something a little extra I think, but problem is ambiguity in words where the E might could be confused with a B (like in Ear vs. Bar)

Not sure which version of capital E I like best, but I think the one with the vertical on the right speaks to me a bit more than the 3 horizontal bars.  I like the lower case E fine, but the capital needs something a little extra I think,  but problem is ambiguity in words where the E might could be confused with a B (like in Ear vs. Bar)

demonics
demonics Sat, 8th September, 2012

I do like that “backward” E.


cablecomputer
cablecomputer Sat, 8th September, 2012

Very nice start! Looking further more...
I'm no sure about the capital E, I think it's better if its like an "E" losing its neck :P
And, the width of the font should be same and balanced, you can use helping line by pressing "U" on the FontStructor.
Btw, I love the "o" :)


fartheststar
fartheststar Sun, 9th September, 2012

thanks for comments. I've vacillated back and forth on it, but I'm just gonna go with my gut and use the backwards E. It's just got more character and weight, even though it might cause reading problems in certain situations.


fartheststar
fartheststar Sun, 9th September, 2012

@cablecomputer - thanks for comment about constant width. I tried to use one width as much as possible, but some letters - like the "N" had adjustments due to angles available. I'm new at this and just used the standard box set and tried to make it work aesthetically (sp?) as best as I could. Was lots of fun... Credits to site designers+++ (btw I went back and looked and saw a couple letters I made narrower - can't remember why now - and widened them - thanks)


Yautja
Yautja Sun, 9th September, 2012

Good first font! Remember to keep a consistent style, now the numbers don't quite match the letters.


fartheststar
fartheststar Sun, 9th September, 2012

@Yautja - thanks for comment. I adjusted to make the numbers wide like rest of font per your comment. Everybody's comments are very helpful for me to learn... thanks all


fartheststar
fartheststar Sun, 9th September, 2012

The base letters from Tesla Motors storefront that inspired this set

The base letters from Tesla Motors storefront that inspired this set

p2pnut
p2pnut Sun, 9th September, 2012

A good start, Basing a design on the few letters gleaned from a logo is often a rewarding challenge. 10/10

To help you with those extra angles you might want to clone (and keep handy) the following:

http://fontstruct.com/fontstructions/show/all_composites_saved_in_my_bricks

http://fontstruct.com/fontstructions/show/all_bricks_6


demonics
demonics Fri, 14th September, 2012

If I were you, I'd erase the extra bricks on the capital E's vertical stem to make it the same width as the horizontal bars on the E. For me, it diminishes the consistency.

I like E in the word "Especially" on the 3rd line of your first sample.


fartheststar
fartheststar Fri, 14th September, 2012

Hi demonics, I put the thinner reverse E back in there. thanks for your comments.


winty5
winty5 Sun, 18th November, 2012

This font is awesome! Great job of making it from the few letters in a logo. 10/10


fartheststar
fartheststar Sun, 18th November, 2012

thanks for comment. Wish I could do better on the N and Z, with fat diagonals, but don't really know how.


winty5
winty5 Thu, 22nd November, 2012

I might also change the R.


Arcadiaroof
Arcadiaroof Sun, 13th April, 1:05 AM

Can you do ARCADIA for me?