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Metrigue not exactly sure how to do the uc - suggestions?
Info Created on 19th November 2012 . Last edited on 5th December 2012.
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Comment by demonics 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.
Comment by djnippa 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! :-)
Comment by demonics 20th November 2012
Great font! But I'm waiting for some better and great glyphs... I think you can still working on it, please.
Comment by elmoyenique 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!
Comment by elmoyenique 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.
Comment by Abneurone Fluid Types 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.
Comment by djnippa 20th 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. :)
Comment by architaraz 21st November 2012
Another gorgeous one. You're on a ROLL! Caps, please!
Comment by fugitiveglue 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.
Comment by fugitiveglue 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.
Comment by laynecom 21st November 2012
A beautifully coherent and balanced design. I'm sure you will make an equally good job of the Uppercase. 10/10
Comment by p2pnut 21st November 2012
Great work! Don't have much to add to what others said about the UC.
Comment by V. Sarela (Yautja) 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.
Comment by demonics 21st November 2012
10/10 who needs caps when the LC is so finely executed?
Comment by Umbreon126 21st November 2012
@Umbreon126 // You and laynecom. Both enablers for laziness. :-)

Thanks so much.
Comment by demonics 21st November 2012
Excellent use of the angles.
Comment by minimum 22nd November 2012
Thanks minimum! :-)
Comment by demonics 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!
Comment by regular_one 22nd November 2012
I won't give up! Thanks regular_one :-)
Comment by demonics 22nd 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!
Comment by four 24th November 2012
Awesome blackletter! This is one of the best I've seen. 10/10
Comment by Noah (winty5) 24th November 2012
Thanks four and winty5!
Comment by demonics 24th November 2012
Cool blacklettering! Looking forward for the UC.
Comment by cablecomputer 25th November 2012
Thanks cablecomputer!
Comment by demonics 25th November 2012
The UC looks great so far! And numbers too! =D
Comment by Noah (winty5) 25th November 2012
Keep going!
Comment by Noah (winty5) 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.
Comment by djnippa 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.
Comment by fugitiveglue 25th November 2012
This is getting better by the day!
Comment by four 25th November 2012
@djnippa + fugitiveglue + four // Thanks guys for all your support! :-)
Comment by demonics 25th November 2012
I must agree with what everybody said so far. UC looks incredibly promising.
Comment by laynecom 26th November 2012
So much support! :-) Thanks laynecom!
Comment by demonics Today, 3:32 AM
Comment by Michel Troy ~UrbanPixel~ (Upixel) 3rd December 2012
What's good about the UC is that letters share many parts. So sometimes by making 1 glyph you make 5 others.
Comment by Noah (winty5) 25th February 2013
Upixel — my late thanks goes to you.
Comment by demonics 4th May 2013
Really looking forward to seeing this finished. :)
Comment by djnippa 15th August 2013
I love that hairline connector on the g and z.
Comment by aphoria 16th August 2013
djnippa — I know, I am too. :-) I have motivation issues, though…

aphoria — Thanks, I think it gives it a light, loose feeling.
Comment by demonics 18th August 2013