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Metrigue not exactly sure how to do the uc - suggestions?
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Mon, 19th November, 2:26 AM 2012
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Wed, 5th December, 12:06 AM 2012
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demonics
demonics Tue, 20th November, 2012


djnippa
djnippa Tue, 20th November, 2012

Excellent details. A really nice feel to it. 10/10.
As far as UC is concerned. I looked at every other black letter, and based my upper cases around a select few, a bit like you would've done with the lowercase. You have to do about 2-4 different styles of black letter uppercase's before you can really start to develop you own style.


demonics
demonics Tue, 20th November, 2012

@nippa // Thanks for the valuable input regarding UC! I have indeed experimented with blackletter, but this may be the first with such a high amount of refinement. So we'll see. I'm thinking not fancy/traditional, but instead basic angular forms.


Anyway. There we have it! :-)


elmoyenique
elmoyenique Tue, 20th November, 2012

Great font! But I'm waiting for some better and great glyphs... I think you can still working on it, please.


elmoyenique
elmoyenique Tue, 20th November, 2012

I beg your pardon: my english is disastrous... I hope you make some other glyphs on this font because I like it!


Abneurone Fluid Types
Abneurone Fluid Types Tue, 20th November, 2012

Don't worry, everything comes in time if you do not give up. Some need more time. For almost one year i only published sets strictly UC or LC, not even numbers nor punctuation. Some of them became basis which led to a TESTAMENT version i publish today after so many tryouts and transitory phases, and sometimes what i felt desperately dead ends at some point... Obviously you try to develop a signature, even in traditional styles, it takes more time than just copy things already existing elsewhere.


djnippa
djnippa Tue, 20th November, 2012

@Demonics. I think it's always best to start simple. I think your idea of basic angular forms is the best place to begin. You can always 'trad' it up once you have the basic forms, if you feel it needs it. That's exactly the same way I do my blackletters.


architaraz
architaraz Wed, 21st November, 2012

Interesting :) I, unfortunately, know nothing of "blacklettering", so can't come up with real suggestions. If in the end nothing comes, I suggest putting p,y on the baseline, it becomes uppercase P, Y. Put a stroke on P, it become R. Develop B by putting a circle on top of b. You can make the K from that h of yours and so on :) Solutions are very unnatural for blackletter, but if nothing comes, you can't hurt anybody by doing it, I think. :)
10/10!


fugitiveglue
fugitiveglue Wed, 21st November, 2012

Another gorgeous one. You're on a ROLL! Caps, please!


fugitiveglue
fugitiveglue Wed, 21st November, 2012

Tips for UC in whatever form they take... In keeping with the large x-height, and the condensed proportions, I suggest keeping the US as short as possible (possibly even slightly shorter than the ascenders) so they feel proportionate to the LC. When using a small grid in FS, it's common for the UC to feel more condensed than the LC, especially when they're taller… a trade off when trying to keep the vertical strokes and counter spaces "even". OR… go crazy decorative with the UC… these beautiful LC forms could be just the tip of the iceberg and could be the perfect stabilizing force in contrast to something more flamboyant.


laynecom
laynecom Wed, 21st November, 2012

Oh, never mind the UC, your LC is just great. Love the z.

For blackletter inspiration I always turn to Dieter Steffmann. You should find something in his extensive archive as well.


p2pnut
p2pnut Wed, 21st November, 2012

A beautifully coherent and balanced design. I'm sure you will make an equally good job of the Uppercase. 10/10


Yautja
Yautja Wed, 21st November, 2012

Great work! Don't have much to add to what others said about the UC.


demonics
demonics Wed, 21st November, 2012

WOW! Thank you so much, everyone! :-)

@elmo // Thank you! More glyphs are on the way!

@AFT // Thanks for the good advice. I know how hard you work on your fonts, and I don't really have that kind of time. But I still strive for the best!

@djnippa // Yep, I was thinking simple. But fugitiveglue may have just convinced me otherwise!

@architaraz // Thanks very much for the suggestions. I'll think about those :-)

@fugitiveglue // I'm on a roll? Wow, I appreciate it :-) So, crazy decorative sounds AWESOME. I may just do that! Thanks! Oh, and I generally do put the cap height lower than the ascenders.

@laynecom // Thank you so much. Dieter's archive is very helpful!

@p2pnut + Yautja // Thanks guys! :-) Even a little encouragement helps.


Umbreon126
Umbreon126 Wed, 21st November, 2012

10/10 who needs caps when the LC is so finely executed?


demonics
demonics Wed, 21st November, 2012

@Umbreon126 // You and laynecom. Both enablers for laziness. :-)

Thanks so much.


minimum
minimum Thu, 22nd November, 2012

Excellent use of the angles.


demonics
demonics Thu, 22nd November, 2012

Thanks minimum! :-)


regular_one
regular_one Thu, 22nd November, 2012

usually i'm not into black letter but this one is really sexy. my ten to you. don't give up on the UC this is gonna be great!


demonics
demonics Thu, 22nd November, 2012

I won't give up! Thanks regular_one :-)


four
four Sat, 24th November, 2012

You are really on to something here, the little kinks in some of the glyphs work extremely well. Looking forward to the rest of it!


winty5
winty5 Sat, 24th November, 2012

Awesome blackletter! This is one of the best I've seen. 10/10


demonics
demonics Sat, 24th November, 2012

Thanks four and winty5!


cablecomputer
cablecomputer Sun, 25th November, 2012

Cool blacklettering! Looking forward for the UC.


demonics
demonics Sun, 25th November, 2012

Thanks cablecomputer!


winty5
winty5 Sun, 25th November, 2012

The UC looks great so far! And numbers too! =D


winty5
winty5 Sun, 25th November, 2012

Keep going!


djnippa
djnippa Sun, 25th November, 2012

Uppercase is looking mighty fine. You're defo doing it the right way. Simple forms then adding the traditional elements. They'll be a few that will be a pain though. I always hit a couple of roadblocks, but that's the challenge.


fugitiveglue
fugitiveglue Sun, 25th November, 2012

Loving the style of the UC… the dual stroke is a brilliant way to solve that UC/LC proportion challenge. This looks traditional and modern at the same time.


four
four Sun, 25th November, 2012

This is getting better by the day!


demonics
demonics Sun, 25th November, 2012

@djnippa + fugitiveglue + four // Thanks guys for all your support! :-)


laynecom
laynecom Mon, 26th November, 2012

I must agree with what everybody said so far. UC looks incredibly promising.


demonics
demonics Tue, 27th November, 2012

So much support! :-) Thanks laynecom!


Upixel
Upixel Mon, 3rd December, 2012

Magnifique!


winty5
winty5 Mon, 25th February, 2013

What's good about the UC is that letters share many parts. So sometimes by making 1 glyph you make 5 others.


demonics
demonics Sat, 4th May, 2013

Upixel — my late thanks goes to you.


djnippa
djnippa Thu, 15th August, 2013

Really looking forward to seeing this finished. :)


aphoria
aphoria Fri, 16th August, 2013

I love that hairline connector on the g and z.


demonics
demonics Sun, 18th August, 2013

djnippa — I know, I am too. :-) I have motivation issues, though…

aphoria — Thanks, I think it gives it a light, loose feeling.