tm Careful Hand Proper

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While waiting at a doctor's office, absentmindedly drawing letters on my knee with a new pen in my hand, I realized after I while that I was doodling the glyphs of fs_penmanship, although with curved ends. Which got me thinking that it just might be possible with the new and improved HTML fontstructor.

This is the second version of that idea. The first version had too many compromises in lining up the stacked and nudged bricks. Be that as it may, the new fontstuctor has grown up so much and although quite recognizable compared to the original, but level 1000 in possibilities, all hidden behind a simple interface. Brilliant.

PS, Rob: I found two things that need further updating: 1. Because of the way 4×4 stacks work, nudges need to be in increments of 8th as opposed to the 4th that is currently the case, otherwise, some of the bricks just don't line up. 2. Bricks should be rotatable from the center of the grid box in increments of 15° (or at least 45°).

Info: Created on 30th October 2016 . Last edited on 2nd March 2017.
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Thanks for the suggestions. I'll bear them in mind. 45° rotation would be interesting. The nudge increments are an 8th of a grid square already – do you mean a 16th?

Comment by Rob Meek (meek) 31st October 2016
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “tm Careful Hand Proper” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by Rob Meek (meek) 31st October 2016

Thanks for the Top Pick, Rob.

As for nudge increments, I suppose I do mean 16th. And while on the subject, would it be possible to nudge the brick over all the way from one grid box into another? I ask this because when you need to stack one nudged brick and one unnudged brick, they stack in unnudged position, which sometimes makes it necessary to put a brick in a neighboring grid box and push it into the required box. It sometimes becomes restrictive when the nudged brick only goes into the neighboring box half way in.

Comment by thalamic 31st October 2016

It looks like a paperclip that is untwisted. Very nice lines. The k and x match but I find the x hard to read in words with the other more open letters. I wonder if it is is easier to see with the top line longer and the curve goes down past the diagonal, but maybe that will break the flowing of the whole design; maybe more like the top of the G?

Comment by La police de caractère 31st October 2016

Oh, although not a biggie, but in full screen preview mode, please add some margin/padding on all sides. Edge to edge text is just a bit difficult to parse mentally.

Comment by thalamic 31st October 2016

Nice and elegant. 10/10

Comment by Frodo7 31st October 2016

It reminds me of neon light panels but it looks more elegant. A promising set of letters. Congratulations on the TP :)

Comment by Aeolien 1st November 2016

Hello, 
I am currently studying graphic design at Seneca College located in Toronto,Canada. 
One of our assignment is to research on a Current typographer from our culture and I came across your Behance Profile which lead to this portfolio site of yours. 
I am in love with all the typefaces you have created and would like to my piece about you. 
Thank You! 
Looking forward to hear back from you!

Comment by Arzdesign 28th November 2016

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