by Frodo7

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This is a heavy slab serif inspired by similar contemporary typefaces, such as Akimoto, Bloque, Facebuster, Giza, Gravity, and Rotula. All capitals. Work in progress: diacritical marks, full set of punctuation, and more special characters will follow.

Esgaroth: or Lake-town; human settlement on the Long Lake from Tolkien's novel The Hobbit.

Comment by Frodo7 12th november 2016

For some reason, my new fontstruction failed to appear on Live.

Comment by Frodo7 12th november 2016
Comment by Frodo7 12th november 2016

That is powerful slab serif.

Comment by Aeolien 12th november 2016
Comment by Frodo7 12th november 2016

To prevent people from downloading them before seting the license to "All Rights Reserved," set the default license to "All Rights Reserved so they dont try to download it on you.

Comment by brynda1231 14th november 2016

Can be better with lowercase letters ❤❤❤❤❤❤

Comment by brynda1231 14th november 2016
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Esgaroth” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by Rob Meek (meek) 14th november 2016

@Rob Meek: Thank you very much for the special mention. Needless to say, without the new Fontstructor features you have created, this font would have been unthinkable.

Comment by Frodo7 14th november 2016

@Aeolien: Thank you very much for your comment and generous rating.

@brynda1231: There was only one download, and it was by me. I don't want to prevent people from downloading my fonts. It is merely a side effect of preventing free font sites (of junk fonts) to list my works at will.

There is not enough room for a decent lower case "s". Besides, people hardly use lower case letters of heavy slabs. Why the six hearts? Why not spades or diamonds?

Check out my other font Dwalin Stencil.

Comment by Frodo7 14th november 2016

@Frodo7 Means "Love it."

Comment by brynda1231 14th november 2016

why does "..." look like ",,,"

Comment by brynda1231 14th november 2016

Check out my new font: Shadow.

Comment by brynda1231 14th november 2016

@frodo7 The people i am talking about are those who own free font websites

Comment by brynda1231 14th november 2016

@brynda1231: It was not the ellipsis, but two quotation marks one after another. I've just added the ellipsis (...) so as to avoid confusion. I also changed letter R: it is much more streamlined now. The original version is still visible in the demo picture.

I don't want to advertise my other works here, but it was you who suggested making a stencil version of Dwalin Bold. Remember? It turned out to be quite good. However, I don't expect it to be awarded a TP because it is considered a derivative work of Dwalin Bold, what is already a TP.

Last time a saw Shadow, it was only a few letters and space filling blocks. I'll have a look again.

Comment by Frodo7 14th november 2016

You can also copy the capitals to lowercase and add accents, russian, and maybe even greek.

Comment by brynda1231 15th november 2016

This is a design with a serious look and strong business importance. It reminds me of my grandfather who always created that impression.

Comment by Scriptoresque 19th november 2016

@Frodo7 How did you make that image?

Comment by brynda1231 21st november 2016

Maybe A Q like this

Comment by brynda1231 21st november 2016

@Scriptoresque: I'm glad you like my work. It's interesting you recalled the strong business figure of your grandfather in association with this heavy slab serif.

Typefaces are letters dressed up in designer clothes. Each letter plays, like an actor, a part in a play: well, a character. And all characters come and go, and act together on a stage: on the paper, or screen. Naturally, as the letters appear - fully dressed in costumes according to their particular role - they are to evoke emotions, fond memories, and feelings in the reader's mind.

Comment by Frodo7 21st november 2016

@brynda1231: As I wrote above, diacritical marks to support the extended Latin set are on my list. Cyrillic/Russian set would be the logical next step. I haven't seen many super heavy fonts supporting Cyrillic script. I'll sleep on it.

Demo picture: I used a wallpaper image with leaves as background. There are a plethora of beautiful images on the web with no strings attached. The text is set on 3 different layers: one for the text proper, and two for the quotation marks, respectively. I used Adobe Photoshop for the layers and optical kerning.

Q: I was quite content with my Q, but your version - I have to admit - looks better. I'm not sure I could build it with the nudging in place for overshoot.

Comment by Frodo7 21st november 2016

—Really like this one. :) I actually prefer your original Q; then again, I'm very partial to the tilde-esque form of Q. I would maybe design the tail like the bottom half of "z"—if you want it connected, that is?

Comment by TCWhite 21st november 2016

@frodo7 thanks. I hope to colpmete the greek set on mine

Comment by brynda1231 21st november 2016

This is a defintely a work that can be called A Font.

The Q seems a little out of place though, just like it was already mentioned above. But you know better of course.

Comment by architaraz 22nd november 2016

@architaraz: I'm working on the Q, but it's not easy. There is a complex application of the nudge function and custom made bricks there for overshoot. Attempts to introduce full bricks in normal position resulted in narrow gaps which I could only shift, but not eliminate.

Comment by Frodo7 22nd november 2016

If I could clone this I'd mirror the tail and level to the right edge, joining to the body to where the curve starts with a solid line. If you had a Lower Case set you could use that for any letters that change from the Upper Case original design letters.

Looking at the font in the site's preview I saw an interesting effect, it seems to show where you nudged?

Comment by La police de caractère 23rd november 2016

@TCWhite: Thank you for sharing your candid view regarding the Q. As I wrote above, I was happy with my version. One important point I have to consider: The few heavy slab serifs are very similar. The letter Q is a good opportunity to distinguish my work from the others'. I have to avoid usual designs and make this letter different (but modest).

@La police de caractère: Thank you for your comment. Yes, the pixel view accidentally reveals all the nudging. A nuisance, but small price to pay for improved control over positioning bricks. As you can see, all the rounded glyphs have their tops and bottoms nudged vertically, as well as their sides, in a few cases, nudged horizontally.

Comment by Frodo7 23rd november 2016

What nice grayscale you can make using nudging!!

Comment by brynda1231 28th november 2016

I see a lowercase C in the cent sign

Comment by brynda1231 14th december 2016

Can you copy lowercase to capitals or capitals to lowercase

Comment by brynda1231 19th december 2016

@brynda1231: Actually, that was the case before. I had to remove one set - the upper case - because the fontstruction grew too big, it no longer appeared in the preview window properly.

Comment by Frodo7 19th december 2016

try dialating the size by .5 on each side, it will free up available brick space

Comment by brynda1231 20th december 2016

your ç is missing accent

Comment by brynda1231 20th december 2016

what a beautiful heavy wieght slab, well balanced, bravo it's great work

Comment by Michel Troy ~UrbanPixel~ (Upixel) 10th january 2017

A lovable chunky slab serif!

Comment by four 27th january 2017

Roses are red

Kids, stay in school.

I don't have enough time

to make fonts this cool.

Comment by KyooshiFonts 5th june 2018

The Q tail reminds me of Lucas de Groot's Thesis fonts

Comment by KyooshiFonts 5th june 2018
Comment by Frodo7 1st january 2021

Happy New 2021 to you too, Maestro! ❤️

Comment by elmoyenique 2nd january 2021

Happy New Year, Frodo! Thanks for posting! Your collective greetings with other FS veterans (along with beate, and emloyenique) gave me inspiration to release something to start off the new year. May 2021 bring creative empowerment to this community and a richness of typographic expansion from the depth and complexity of your fonts!

Comment by geneus1 3rd january 2021

@ elmoyenique:  Elmo, you've got a big heart; it can accommodate the whole FS community with room to spare. Congratulations to your impressive new works of 2020. May the new year even better for you with lots of stunning fonts from your workshop.

@ geneus1: I've got very little time to spend on FS in 2020. Let's hope the new year will be better. The pestilence ruined almost everything, and there is still no end in sight. I'll get the vaccine hopefully in two weeks. Gene, be extra cautious. 

Comment by Frodo7 4th january 2021

@ Frodo & Gene
I also send my best wishes for the New Year, whatever may happen: much joy, strength and courage. ✶Stay healthy! ✶

Comment by beate 5th january 2021

@beate: Thank you Beate, you are most kind.

Comment by Frodo7 7th january 2021

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