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dm Solidis

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by demonics
see also dm/FB Solidis by FontBlast


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Description:
like dm Parkway: poster-bold deco face.
Stats:
76 characters, 192 downloads
Created:
Sat, 24th November, 4:43 PM 2012
Last Edit:
Tue, 18th December, 4:14 AM 2012
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winty5
winty5 Tue, 18th December, 2012

Highly usable, legible, beautiful, and clean sans. 10/10


demonics
demonics Tue, 18th December, 2012

Thanks winty! I've now published my suggestions of 5Quadrislash, if you'd like to see it.


fugitiveglue
fugitiveglue Tue, 18th December, 2012

Well done!


cablecomputer
cablecomputer Tue, 18th December, 2012

Very nice!


p2pnut
p2pnut Tue, 18th December, 2012

A good, solid design. 10/10


demonics
demonics Tue, 18th December, 2012

Thanks so much @fugitiveglue, cable, p2p!


Yautja
Yautja Tue, 18th December, 2012

Reminds me of another font :) anyway, good work!


demonics
demonics Tue, 18th December, 2012

@Yautja // Hehe, whoops :-) No wonder why that name seemed so familiar. I can change it if you want! Thanks!


Yautja
Yautja Tue, 18th December, 2012

It's ok, you have the dm after all.


demonics
demonics Tue, 18th December, 2012


winty5
winty5 Wed, 19th December, 2012

Sample text is very funny, and also true.


meek
meek Wed, 19th December, 2012

Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “dm Solidis” is now a Top Pick.


architaraz
architaraz Wed, 19th December, 2012

Legibility master! :)


simin.msd
simin.msd Thu, 20th December, 2012

excellent design..10/10


demonics
demonics Thu, 20th December, 2012

@meek // Wow! Thanks so much!!

@winty5, architaraz, simin.msd // Thank you guys; I really appreciate it. Oh architaraz, I'm not a master…yet :-)


Frodo7
Frodo7 Sun, 23rd December, 2012

Nice and well-balanced sans serif face. I really like the subtle ink traps and fine curves. Two issues - both are just wishful thinking. One: it would be nice to have a little overshoot at rounded characters. Two: having different weights from thin to extra bold. Great work. 10/10


demonics
demonics Sun, 23rd December, 2012

@Frodo7 // Thanks very much! If you could show me how overshoots are done on such a small scale, I'd love that. I've seen will.i.om do it but can't figure it out. Regarding weights: great idea! Thanks! :-)


Frodo7
Frodo7 Sun, 23rd December, 2012

@demonics: The short answer: you can't make overshoots in FS at this scale. However, there is a trick to shorten the vertical strokes a little so as they end a little above the base line. With sophisticated composite techniques you can make bricks slightly shorter: 7/8 size. As a result - unlike the letter on my picture - some letters in FS will float above the base line, or rest on their curved bowls. My solution works best with simple straight designs. In case the vertical strokes have an angled part, you have to pull off new tricks.

@demonics: The short answer: you can't make overshoots in FS at this scale. However, there is a trick to shorten the vertical strokes a little so as they end a little above the base line. With sophisticated composite techniques you can make  bricks slightly shorter: 7/8 size. As a result - unlike the letter on my picture - some letters in FS will float above the base line, or rest on their curved bowls. My solution works best with simple straight designs. In case the vertical strokes have an angled part, you have to pull off new tricks.

demonics
demonics Sun, 23rd December, 2012

I see. Well, thanks!


four
four Thu, 7th March, 2013

Missed this earlier, well balanced and good sample!


shutupandance
shutupandance Sun, 31st March, 2013

good job!


winty5
winty5 Thu, 2nd May, 2013

I'm not sure about &. I know its supposed to look like (et) but i'm not sure it's legible as a regular &.


Aeolien
Aeolien Thu, 2nd May, 2013

@ winty: I have a few fonts with this kind of & because the symbol wouldn't fits the overall visual 'feel'.


demonics
demonics Thu, 2nd May, 2013

four / shutupandance — thanks, people.

winty5 — everything's experimental for me on fs, and I quite like my version. Maybe I'll add an alternate.


bduffy
bduffy Sun, 12th May, 2013

Amazing font. I'm wondering: how do you get that level of detail? By zooming out 100%? Lots of composite blocks?


demonics
demonics Mon, 13th May, 2013

bduffy — Oh, tons of composite bricks. Go ahead and hit the clone button to see how it's done. A real master of this technique is will.i.om.