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awesome and very useful. i love that touch of bauhaus design.
the only thing that distracts me a little is the x. i can see that there arent many solutions in that system but it really reminds me of a swastika (not the nazi one but the traditional sign). i would really much appreciate an alternative x but the typeface is great anyway.
Thanks, saberrider. The x has been updated, as requested. Enjoy.
cool. i like x much better now. :)
Nifty idea. You really have a talent for visualising quite difficult things. And getting more so as time goes on.
I voted only 9 points because there are no numerals (coming soon, perhaps?)... This is excellent, thalamic!
another nice one :)
@saberrider, funk_king: Thank you. Encouragement makes it easy to continue.
@intaglio: This was a fun font to do. How suggestible we all are!
@SquarePeg: Thanks. These numerals are for you.
I've raised my vote to 10 points, thalamic. :-)
this one is amazing! getting the 3D-effect without an outline. i consider if a non-italic version is possible with fontstruct...
This one calls for a uppercase.
Improvement or made it worse?
Well, I think the t is harder to read now... But I don't think the half-serifs are all that bad. But maybe you should (gasp!) have two versions of The I. Part of the older version's strength, for me, was the simplicity of the shapes.
Hey Thamlamic. Great concept. I've been toying with an oblique 'Struction as well but thought I'd put it on the back-burner until some kind of right side tracking came down the pipe. Do you care to share any strategies you used in spacing this one out on the grid?
@SquarePeg: I agree. Maybe I will clone it and re-simplify it. But the t is more interesting now, no?
@afrojet: Nothing special. Some characters are at the left edge, some go left one, some two; j goes over 6 grid spaces; etc. The oblique makes it convenient to have bottom-right serifs as they still fit in the top-right overhang. The same thing makes kerning a nightmare for d, f and l because they extend to the right two grid spaces too much. The sample is manually kerned. (--added extra kern space between t / h, removed same between d / i and d / e; the rest are default--) I enabled Clone so check it out. :)
Defining the right side limit would definitely fix some of the kerning problems but it won't be a full kerning solution. Someday, if I get bored of FontStruct, I may try to fix the kerning issues in FontLab. Some-distant-day, ie.
afrojet's comment got me intrigued. Although the left starting point for each glyph in this and The I Flat is the same, the shadow is two grid spaces wide, hence the width of each character in The I was a bit more than The I Flat, making it tedious to lay one on top of the other, requiring per-character kerning at design time. So I broke out FontLab and cleaned up points, fixed the metrics and added kerning info into this and The I Flat. The result is shown in the sample below, which is just two layers of text, one in each font, without any manual adjustment. I can't upload those fonts anywhere, but if you contact me though the handy-dandy message service with your address, I'll be glad to email them to you.
Most excellent. Thanks for the pointers. I will be eager to compare the two.
I'm gone for a while and miss out on all the fun. Splendid, thalamic. Now I can't wait for right side tracking.
It always amazes me what you can come up with, thalamic.
The I and The I Flat have been re-mastered--thanks to the new spacing controls. The I Flat should now lie on top of the The I perfectly aligned without the need to manually kern one or the other. The ying to the yang, Gene. :)
All the letters look so perfect. I think the space is a bit too narrow though.
you seem to have the need to do something better in everything, right?
You made some really "obscure" suggestions on here, not always and sometimes really useful.
But in some of your comments, i don't know what to think...
Do you honestly think thalamic didn't balance the space button's width by his own feeling/decision ?
I have nothing but love for this font...it's a 10/10. The stars are to vote on a font, isn't the discussion to say (subjectively) what works and what doesn't? I wish people critiqued my fonts more not less! That's the only way to improve. I downloaded this awhile ago but just looked at the sample text and found it hard to read.
Great job! I'm making my own version of this with capitals.
where you been?
Remarkable how the original, when expressed, seems so inevitable!
Impossible joints! (see image)
(For some reason, I'm reminded of The Facts of Life theme song here. ;-)
Why the heck hasn't aphoria commented on this?!
His avatar. Here's a question. Was this inspired by aphoria's avatar, or was aphoria's avatar inspired by this?
It's awesome. It's so 3d-ish! Amazing, to give the impression of 3d-ness by just filling in the shading. It reminds me of bevel fonts, such as this one.
Love it, thalamic.
Oh, aphoria's changed it. Nevermind.
Love it. 10.1/10.
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