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Uptake

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by aphoria
see also Uptake Alternates by aphoria


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Description:
Special thanks to thalamic for reviewing and giving me suggestions for improvements. A modernish sans on a fairly small grid. The x-height is 7 grid squares, the cap height is 9 grid squares, and the ascenders & descenders on the lowercase go to 10 grid squares. All natural curves, mainly using the macaroni bricks.
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167 characters, 207 downloads
Created:
Thu, 15th December, 5:08 PM 2011
Last Edit:
Fri, 10th May, 11:39 PM 2013
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Discussion

aphoria
aphoria Fri, 23rd December, 2011


aphoria
aphoria Fri, 23rd December, 2011


aphoria
aphoria Fri, 23rd December, 2011


djnippa
djnippa Fri, 23rd December, 2011

Very distinctive, one of your best. Lovin' the 'a' and 'A'.


riccard0
riccard0 Fri, 23rd December, 2011

Perfectly done. 10/10


thezenmaster1000
thezenmaster1000 Fri, 23rd December, 2011

Nice :) Definite 10/10 - good job!


beate
beate Fri, 23rd December, 2011

Hi aphoria,
What a beautiful fontStruction! Maybe »m« & »w« are a bit to wide? I like the lovely »&«!


aphoria
aphoria Sat, 24th December, 2011

@djnippa Thanks! The a is my favorite and is the letter that started the whole set.

@riccard0 and @thezenmaster1000 Thank you for the compliments.

@beate Thank you so much. I will try a couple alternates for those soon and post a pic.


elmoyenique
elmoyenique Sat, 24th December, 2011

Wow! Great and beautiful font, very elegant and distinctive. Well done! 10/10.


p2pnut
p2pnut Sat, 24th December, 2011

You certainly cook up a mean macaroni :)
Beautifully done and full of character (no pun intended ... honestly)


p2pnut
p2pnut Sat, 24th December, 2011

PS: I forgot to mention the much deserved 10/10


meek
meek Sat, 24th December, 2011

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


Frodo7
Frodo7 Sat, 24th December, 2011

Great work. Many beautiful glyphs. Some letters with rounded bottom (C,G,U,W,a,b,c,d,e,t,u,w) seem to float above the base line. I don't think you could do anything about it at this small grid. I'm certain, you've noticed it yourself. (Ignore the last three sentences.) 10/10


aphoria
aphoria Sun, 25th December, 2011

@elmoyenique and @p2pnut Thank you for the compliments and high votes.

@Frodo7 Thank you. You are right about the floating letters, but there isn't much to be done about it on such a tight grid. Thanks for the vote!


aphoria
aphoria Sun, 25th December, 2011

@meek Thank you for the TP!


architaraz
architaraz Sun, 25th December, 2011

Only one thing:
The Simpler, The Better )))
10/10. Awesome work.


aphoria
aphoria Tue, 27th December, 2011

@architaraz Thank you!


thalamic
thalamic Tue, 3rd January, 2012

This turned out nice. I love the tilde.
(PS: You're welcome.)


winty5
winty5 Sat, 24th November, 2012

One of your best fonts. Clean, simple, and beautiful. Great no-frills, no-nonsense sans serif. 10/10


meek
meek Mon, 10th December, 2012

Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Uptake” is now a current Featured FontStruction.


aphoria
aphoria Mon, 10th December, 2012

That's so awesome.

Thank you meek!


ricciofont
ricciofont Tue, 11th December, 2012

this font has the same power of archetyp. compliments


Wolf Lambert
Wolf Lambert Mon, 17th December, 2012

Love it! I just would like it that you include a non-double decker lowercase a.


aphoria
aphoria Mon, 17th December, 2012

@Wolf Lambert Thanks!

I added two alternates for the lowercase 'a'.

The two alternates can be found on the © (copyright symbol) and ® (registered symbol) characters.

<b>@Wolf Lambert</b> Thanks!
<br/>
<br/>I added two alternates for the lowercase 'a'.
<br/>
<br/>The two alternates can be found on the © (copyright symbol) and ® (registered symbol) characters.

Wolf Lambert
Wolf Lambert Mon, 17th December, 2012

@aphoria Many thanks! This font's one of my favorites now :D


aphoria
aphoria Mon, 17th December, 2012

@Wolf Lambert I went ahead and created a whole set of alternates. Check out Uptake Alternates.


laynecom
laynecom Mon, 17th December, 2012

very good. clean, simple and originally aphoria-ic. 10/10


Wolf Lambert
Wolf Lambert Tue, 18th December, 2012

@aphoria Nice, thank you!


minidonut
minidonut Sun, 23rd December, 2012

This is just, WOW. I want to be like you. Like a pro.


 ibirover
ibirover Wed, 26th December, 2012

This is cool. I'm using on my website. (non-commercial)
10 / 10 . .
\_/


aphoria
aphoria Thu, 27th December, 2012

@laynecom Thank you!

@minidonut lol...thank you too. I'm just a novice though. :)

@ibirover Thank you and cool about using it on your website. Can you post a link? I'd love to see it in use.


 ibirover
ibirover Thu, 3rd January, 2013

Sorry, but my website isn't done yet, and i'm having some technical difficulties getting the browser to recognize it. Probably has something to do with the permissions on it.


 ibirover
ibirover Thu, 3rd January, 2013

According to Internet Explorer, the permission on the font must be "Embeddable", but according to Windows, this is set to "Preview/Print". Is there a way to change this, maybe create a private clone with different permissions?


aphoria
aphoria Thu, 3rd January, 2013

I don't think there is any way to do that within Fontstruct.

There are probably tools to make a truetype font embeddable, but I've never done it.


aphoria
aphoria Thu, 3rd January, 2013

Maybe something like this?

http://ttf2eot.sebastiankippe.com/


 ibirover
ibirover Thu, 3rd January, 2013

Thanks, it might help.



aphoria
aphoria Fri, 4th January, 2013

@Font's addict What?


winty5
winty5 Fri, 4th January, 2013

In French that means gentle. Probably just a spammer.


aphoria
aphoria Fri, 4th January, 2013

@winty5 Thanks for the translation.

I figured it was a spammer, but thought I'd give him a chance to respond. Looking at his profile, it was created today and that was the first comment made.

I've hidden it.


winty5
winty5 Fri, 4th January, 2013

Hmmm...weird.



 ibirover
ibirover Sat, 5th January, 2013

Nope. I tried it, it still doesn't work.



 ibirover
ibirover Sat, 5th January, 2013

Never mind, I got it!


aphoria
aphoria Thu, 24th January, 2013

@bedo

I'm using 2x2 filters and several composite and stacked bricks.

<b>@bedo</b>
<br/>
<br/>I'm using 2x2 filters and several composite and stacked bricks.
<br/>
<br/>

LoLMan321
LoLMan321 Sun, 17th February, 2013

Excellent font, though you should add accented characters.


aphoria
aphoria Wed, 20th February, 2013

@LolMan321 I added a bunch of accented characters, the 'fi' and 'fl' ligatures, the 1/2, 1/4, and 3/4 fractions, the 2 and 3 superscripts, and probably a couple others.

If you need anything else, just ask. :)


Pswitch
Pswitch Wed, 27th March, 2013

Nice font.


Kradrling
Kradrling Thu, 28th March, 2013

Good Job! It's a good font that actually shows up well when you use it and looking at the picture above isn't actually super complicated.


aphoria
aphoria Thu, 28th March, 2013

Thanks. Yes, this font isn't overly complicated. The main features are the small grid size, composite angles (mostly 1:4, if I remember correctly), and some stacking.


hgps
hgps Tue, 9th April, 2013

Very nice design! One comment: I have downloaded it, and I think that á (a with accute accent) and à (a with grave accent) should switch positions, (the rest of the accented vowels seem OK). Thanks!


aphoria
aphoria Tue, 9th April, 2013

@hgps Thank you! And good catch on the á and à. I have corrected them.


Groszak
Groszak Mon, 22nd April, 2013

How to set my avatar to the old grey question mark? I really want this!


Groszak
Groszak Mon, 22nd April, 2013

But not from your font, not serif.


aphoria
aphoria Mon, 22nd April, 2013

@Groszak Are you just asking how to change your avatar?

Hold your mouse cursor over the My Fontstruct tab near the top of the page and then click Profile.


demonics
demonics Mon, 22nd April, 2013

I think Grozak was asking how to get the old default avatar back, not the new colourful ones.

Grozak, I'd ask Support about it. Click the Support tab at the top of the page. We also have an unofficial forum that you can use.


demonics
demonics Mon, 22nd April, 2013

Sorry, misspelled "Groszak!" Whoops!


harperal
harperal Thu, 9th May, 2013

A


Groszak
Groszak Thu, 9th May, 2013

you can post avatar image


ETHproductions
ETHproductions Thu, 9th May, 2013

@Groszak: Here's the image:


Groszak
Groszak Thu, 9th May, 2013

i want to clone


Groszak
Groszak Thu, 9th May, 2013

no, i hate this. post other.


aphoria
aphoria Thu, 9th May, 2013

?


Groszak
Groszak Thu, 9th May, 2013

please change license to allow clones


aphoria
aphoria Fri, 10th May, 2013

@Groszak Sorry, no clones...but, I'm happy to show you the details if you want to know how a certain character is constructed.


Groszak
Groszak Fri, 10th May, 2013

please change license into Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial but delete "no derivatives"


aphoria
aphoria Fri, 10th May, 2013

@Groszak I don't allow cloning on most of my fontstructions. If you would like to see how certain characters are contstructed, I'm happy to share that info.


Groszak
Groszak Fri, 10th May, 2013

No, please already. No information of characters. I want to see bricks and which composites is used.


Groszak
Groszak Fri, 10th May, 2013

if grid>7x7 then it's large grid.



Groszak
Groszak Fri, 10th May, 2013

Don't post @@Groszak@ tags.


aphoria
aphoria Fri, 10th May, 2013


@Groszak I will not enable cloning.

As for the grid size, I did say "fairly small" in the description.

It's not 7x7. The x-height is 7 grid squares, but the widths vary. The lower case o is 5 grid squares wide and the lower case w is 9 grid squares wide.

In contrast, Aurora Light uses a large grid. The x-height is 132 grid squares and the cap height is close to 200 grid squares.

So, a font that uses many composites, brick stacks, and natural curves all on a 7 grid square x-height...that really is a pretty small grid.


ETHproductions
ETHproductions Fri, 10th May, 2013

Great font! I love the & and ~. But I believe the kerning on Î needs to be fixed:

</b></b></i></i>Great font! I love the & and ~. But I believe the kerning on Î needs to be fixed:

aphoria
aphoria Sat, 11th May, 2013

@ETHproductions Good catch...fixed!


Groszak
Groszak Sat, 11th May, 2013

if GRID is larger than 7x7 then LARGE GRID used


aphoria
aphoria Sun, 12th May, 2013

@Groszak Ok, you're free to have your own definition of large grid...nobody has to agree with you.


Groszak
Groszak Sun, 12th May, 2013

Aphoriɑ, i've found your other name:Uptake. And please clone allow.


j4s13
j4s13 Sun, 12th May, 2013

@Groszak Sorry, no clones...but, I'm happy to show you the details if you want to know how a certain character is constructed. @Groszak I will not enable cloning.
Aphoria said those. Do you think aphoria is going to change his/her license?


Groszak
Groszak Mon, 13th May, 2013

oh no! please enable cloning!


Umbreon126
Umbreon126 Mon, 13th May, 2013

@Groszak You are free to message aphoria about a certain character, but cloning will not be enabled.


Groszak
Groszak Tue, 14th May, 2013


Aeolien
Aeolien Tue, 14th May, 2013

@ Groszak: why do you want to clone so many different fonts? Try to discover, experiment and learn by yourself. Work with the bricks, composites, stacking and filters. This will help you to learn how to get the lines you want. You will have 1) great fun manipulating bricks and 2) the feeling of achievement and pleasure when you have a font you made out of your own imagination with your own set of skills.
Study the shapes you like in other people's fonts, if you have done the work of assembling and manipulating the bricks you will quickly discover how the fontmakers here have made a particular font.
This will also help you to feel less stressed when you can't clone a font. You'll have so much fun making your personal font; this will put you on the path to personal recognition and eventually you'll have earned your own TP :)
So: have the courage to invent, imagine, try, fail and then succeed!


winty5
winty5 Tue, 14th May, 2013

@Groszak: Listen to Aeolien's words of wisdom! Try creating your own work, not simply cloning things. It's MUCH more fun creating someting yourself than copying someone's works! Really! And some people choose not to enable clones because they don't want people like you recklessly copying their work!


Groszak
Groszak Wed, 15th May, 2013

post more comments.


aphoria
aphoria Wed, 15th May, 2013


@Groszak I can't tell if there is just a language barrier or you're just trolling.

Why do you always leave open HTML tags in your comments?


Groszak
Groszak Wed, 15th May, 2013

a jest! bold italic


Groszak
Groszak Thu, 16th May, 2013

@Uptake because fontstruct does not allow to close html.


Groszak
Groszak Thu, 16th May, 2013

don't close html


aphoria
aphoria Thu, 16th May, 2013


@Groszak What are you talking about? Fonstruct definitely allows you to close your tags. In fact, I have to keep coming back here and closing the ones you keep leaving open so everyone else doesn't have to look at a wall of bold, italic text.


Groszak
Groszak Sun, 19th May, 2013

no. please stop with (html/). Workaround: Bold text Bold stopped


Groszak
Groszak Sun, 19th May, 2013

i already stopped it after Bold Text text, and not works.


Groszak
Groszak Sun, 19th May, 2013

italic better


aphoria
aphoria Tue, 21st May, 2013


@Groszak Seriously, please stop.

Here is an example.

If you want this:

This is italic
This is bold
FS

Then, enter your tags like this:

</b></b></i></i>
<br/><b>@Groszak</b> Seriously, please stop.
<br/>
<br/>Here is an example.
<br/>
<br/>If you want this:
<br/>
<br/><i>This is italic</i>
<br/><b>This is bold</b>
<br/><a href="http://fontstruct.com">FS</a>
<br/>
<br/>Then, enter your tags like this:
<br/>

Aarilight
Aarilight Tue, 21st May, 2013

Oh lord at these comments. Well... the font is nice. =) 12/10


Aeolien
Aeolien Tue, 21st May, 2013

I agree that this font is great :) aaand it is nicely complete with all the accents I use, thanks for them :) *poking the computer to allow another 10/10 vote*


aphoria
aphoria Tue, 21st May, 2013

@Aarilight and @Aeolien Thank you both!


minidonut
minidonut Sat, 25th May, 2013

I'm quite amazed that this font is using a quite small grid.

PS: I think Groszak is just:
1. a spammer
2. not English
3. annoying everyone

PPS: I kinda liked the non-closed bold italic tags. Maybe you could use them after every post? As a surprise for every poster after you.


Umbreon126
Umbreon126 Sat, 25th May, 2013

English is most likely not Groszak's first language (based on the name given on his profile page, probably a Slavic language like Russian), probably a language barrier.


Bismuth
Bismuth Thu, 6th June, 2013

@aphoria: Oh!!! :) THAT'S how you use word tags! I always forgot the "/"! Let me try using bold, italic, and strikeout...
Bold
Italic
Striked


Bismuth
Bismuth Thu, 6th June, 2013

Yay, it works! 8D I'm a typeface wizard!


HimFonts
HimFonts Thu, 4th July, 2013

I dont like "N" because Capital N
look like Small N(n),also 4 because "4" is not across to the straight line

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