dm Solidis

by demonics

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Info Created on 24th November 2012 . Last edited on 18th December 2012.
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Highly usable, legible, beautiful, and clean sans. 10/10
Comment by Noah (winty5) 18th December 2012
Thanks winty! I've now published my suggestions of 5Quadrislash, if you'd like to see it.
Comment by demonics 18th December 2012
Well done!
Comment by fugitiveglue 18th December 2012
Very nice!
Comment by cablecomputer 18th December 2012
A good, solid design. 10/10
Comment by p2pnut 18th December 2012
Thanks so much @fugitiveglue, cable, p2p!
Comment by demonics 18th December 2012
Reminds me of another font :) anyway, good work!
Comment by V. Sarela (Yautja) 18th December 2012
@Yautja // Hehe, whoops :-) No wonder why that name seemed so familiar. I can change it if you want! Thanks!
Comment by demonics 18th December 2012
It's ok, you have the dm after all.
Comment by V. Sarela (Yautja) 18th December 2012
Comment by demonics 18th December 2012
Sample text is very funny, and also true.
Comment by Noah (winty5) 19th December 2012
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “dm Solidis” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by Rob Meek (meek) 19th December 2012
Legibility master! :)
Comment by architaraz 19th December 2012
excellent design..10/10
Comment by 20th December 2012
@meek // Wow! Thanks so much!!

@winty5, architaraz, // Thank you guys; I really appreciate it. Oh architaraz, I'm not a master…yet :-)
Comment by demonics 20th 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
Comment by Frodo7 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 do it but can't figure it out. Regarding weights: great idea! Thanks! :-)
Comment by demonics 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.
Comment by Frodo7 23rd December 2012
I see. Well, thanks!
Comment by demonics 23rd December 2012
Missed this earlier, well balanced and good sample!
Comment by four 7th March 2013
good job!
Comment by David Matos (shutupandance) 31st March 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 &.
Comment by Noah (winty5) 2nd May 2013
@ winty: I have a few fonts with this kind of & because the symbol wouldn't fits the overall visual 'feel'.
Comment by Aeolien 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.
Comment by demonics 2nd May 2013
Amazing font. I'm wondering: how do you get that level of detail? By zooming out 100%? Lots of composite blocks?
Comment by bduffy 12th 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
Comment by demonics 13th May 2013