db Anders

by beate

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Info: Created on 19th July 2017 . Last edited on 29th November 2018.
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Comment by beate 23rd July 2017

An instant classic :)

Comment by Aeolien 26th July 2017
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “db Anders” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by Rob Meek (meek) 22nd November 2017

I must have been on holiday when this was published. I love the way the curves deconstruct themselves into straight edges as you look closer – one of my favourite FontStruct traits.

Comment by Rob Meek (meek) 22nd November 2017

I voted for db Anders earlier. This is a stunning work created with love and skill. It could have been a strong entry to SerifComp. I really like the numbers, the way you played with contrast, and the polygonal coarse feel at larger sizes. The text generated is very legible. Great demo. 10/10

Comment by Frodo7 22nd November 2017

The theory of writing in action, cool! Immediately remembered (very popular in Russia) fonts Greta and Skolar, because such fonts with cyrillic are not so much.

I would not have the patience to make such a font. Here you, as I see, did not have the patience to finish 'U', 'N'(wrong contrast, small 'V', 'W','U', 'X', 'Y' have same problem), 'R'(too big loop, precarious two-sided serif),  'W'(can have the same trace from the pen like 'A'), 'Z'(short lower arm). The proportions in the font are good (except for the narrow L and T), but the proportions of the digits are bad. Figures have a retro look, similar 3 and 5 were used on Soviet coins.

I'm sure you know this (and this may be part of your vision or how you want to show the font, but such details make the font farther from the generally accepted neutral and easier to read), but the constant comments from 10/10 forced me to write this. Nevertheless, I consider you one of the best font creators here! And I just adore many of your works, they are all very beautiful, time consuming and thoughtful.

Comment by Dmitriy Sychiov (Sychoff) 22nd November 2017

Maybe it's worth adding "Broad nib" to tags?

Comment by Dmitriy Sychiov (Sychoff) 22nd November 2017

@ Rob, Thank you for the TP.

Comment by beate 1st December 2017

@ Dimitriy
Thank you for your honest words. At some points you have certainly right. But this is only a first draft. You've certainly noticed that I keep revising my fontstructs. That will be the case with db Anders. 

I'll stay tuned.

Comment by beate 1st December 2017
Comment by beate 21st December 2017

where can i purchase this font now?

Comment by fontastique138 2nd January 2018

@fontastique138: beate (Beate Limbach) might be contacted here or e.g. there for a 'specific license' (if the mentioned 'WIP' state allows it).
I agree: "db Anders" is already quite worth a small amount of money (as an advanced fontstruction that does not look too much like a 'first draft' anymore, IMHO).

Comment by dpla 5th January 2018

This font reminds me of a font called Sawarabi Mincho. (By the way, Mincho is Japanese Serif.)

Comment by Jadenalex 28th April 2020

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