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by Axel Leyer

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Info: Created on 6th October 2008 . Last edited on 24th June 2009.
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31 Comments

Great stuff. I really love the lowercase...m, n, u, and x are great.
Comment by aphoria 7th May 2009
Comment by Axel Leyer 8th May 2009
The word "minimum" in your sample makes me weak in the knees.
Comment by aphoria 8th May 2009
maybe the cleanest blackletter so far... coolio
Comment by kix 8th May 2009
Me too. ;)
Comment by minimum 8th May 2009
10/10 from me.
Comment by minimum 8th May 2009
While I totally agree with the 10/10 comment (Great work, Axel :), I did not post the comment directly above. It's some glitch, in the FontStruct back end (a true Ghost in the Machine).

I only say this now because the comment directly above is nice, but someday some nasty comment may be mis-labeled as coming from me. Let me state this for posterity that no matter what happens, I, minimum, will never say anything bad about anyone's creative output and hard work.
Comment by minimum 8th May 2009
Really slick stuff. 10/10
Comment by djnippa 9th May 2009
I agree with kix...this is as clean as it gets!
Comment by Stelios Constantinides (emepar7) 10th May 2009
impressive!
Comment by cayo 11th May 2009
Thanks to all!

Comment by Axel Leyer 12th May 2009
cool!
Comment by dada 12th May 2009
Wow. really good. some characters still need some fine tuning but the overall is impressive.
Nice work
Comment by eskema 13th May 2009
Mmm, mmm good. :)
Comment by thalamic 13th May 2009
Cleeeean. A very friendly blackletter.
Comment by geneus1 13th May 2009
I like it very much. Especially the diacritics.
Comment by Christian Munk (CMunk) 14th May 2009
an instant classic :)
Comment by funk_king 15th May 2009
Since there's no other place to ask it, I'll ask it here in the comments of the top rated font: Who created the fontstruct logo? What's the story behind it?
Comment by thalamic 21st May 2009
I like this font a lot at the very moment I laid my eyes on it. It looks classy and poetic. Perfect old-fashioned style.
Comment by nuovo 26th May 2009
On using this font the kerning/spacing really needs addressing. It isn't constant between letters.
Comment by djnippa 3rd June 2009
@ djnippa: "Yes... You're right, it needs a better kerning/spacing...but there's not much possibilities in this range with the fontstruct tools...
Problems come when putting toghether two round letters combination like: oc,bd,pq...
Neither solution I've tried was ok, so I've choose the one that affect less glyphs combinations.

Any recomendations & ideas about this issue are welcome!
Meanwhile, the people who want to use this font are going to need making some adjustments on it.



Comment by Axel Leyer 4th June 2009
Jesus, Mary!
Comment by sdaris 26th January 2010
Gooood~!!
Comment by nadaeyup 16th March 2010
Hello, Axel. I just found this site and it's terrific! I really like this font. Regarding the kerning problems. I used to do calligraphy by hand. One of the things that hand done calligraphy has that computer fonts don't, is that there is always some tiny variation no matter how well done it is. Even on the very old typesets, there was variation. I guess what I am trying to say is that while exact spacing is necessary for many works, sometimes you need fonts that have that little variation, so that it looks more handmade which lends its own special charm to a work. Anyway, it's beautiful. Thank you for sharing this.
Comment by grandmajeanb 9th July 2010
THE CLEANEST EFFING BLACK LETTER IN THE UNIVERSE.
This font is REALLY good. REALLY good. I don't believe it! 48579104658613490561394569315/10!
@thal: Well, who created the website? I'd wager Rob Meek created it.
Comment by Logan Thomason (xenophilius) 23rd February 2011
I think its scary when you can see [strike]1[/strike] 0 MISTAKES!

UBER DUBER FONT!
Comment by Drgrit 23rd February 2011
Goodness gracious. I really freaked out. Feel free to hide my madness if you want.
Comment by Logan Thomason (xenophilius) 11th November 2011
So uh, I'm kinda new to this place, can somebody explain 'No Derivatives' license means? Would I be for example, be able to use this in a fantasy map? And then later use the map which used the font in a Tabletop RPG campaign or in a book?
Comment by drakonsenshi 19th August 2012
@drakonsenshi: Yes, no derivatives means that you can't copy this to make a new font.
Comment by V. Sarela (Yautja) 19th August 2012
If this isn't professional, I don't know what is!
Comment by jphturtle 22nd August 2012
cool this font.
Comment by alexazevedo 30th March 2013

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