Emily Play

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Named for an early Pink Floyd song, Emily Play is a playful (sic!) display typeface which is rounded and seriffed.

Info: Created on 4th January 2018 . Last edited on 15th February 2018.
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18 Comments

Comment by laynecom 15th February 2018

Umm... You left in extra height... Next time you create a sample, make sure to resize it...

Comment by Se7enty-Se7en 15th February 2018

I'm pretty sure it's intentional ;)

Comment by Cookielord 15th February 2018

Stylish, elegant with a touch of 60s playfulness and experimentation.

The music so matches the imagery .......

Comment by Aeolien 16th February 2018
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Emily Play” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by Rob Meek (meek) 16th February 2018

10/10+♥

Comment by Se7enty-Se7en 16th February 2018

this is awe5ome!

Comment by JingYo 16th February 2018

Clean, and great detail.

Comment by cablecomputer 17th February 2018
Comment by laynecom 19th February 2018
Comment by laynecom 19th February 2018

Where did the pixel shapes go

Comment by Haapsalu 19th February 2018
Comment by Se7enty-Se7en 20th February 2018

Layne,
I think you have come up with a nice idea and a great concept for an elegant and playful serif. Maybe you could develop the "diagonals" of K and k a bit further. Could the rounding be reduced a bit in favor of a slope? (A compromise between x and k?) I do not understand the x-problem.

And: I like the nice sample for this nice Fontstruction.

Comment by beate 20th February 2018

@Se7enty-Se7en. Getting the diagonals of letters such as X to line up exactly is a hard thing to do, if you want to make it pleasant to look at. Especially in fine line typefaces. For optical reasons, it looks better to offset the diagonals a little. In a bold typeface, you could hide this in the thickness of the lines, but when using fine lines, you may have to use connections such as this.

Comment by Christian Munk (CMunk) 20th February 2018

Hello Cmunk, How long has it been since your last login?

Comment by Se7enty-Se7en 20th February 2018

Thanks for all your feedback. @beate: I see what you mean and will try and work on it.

Thanks to CMunk for the explanation... Generally I think that weirdness is a great thing for glyphs. We're pushing the boundaries of how a glyph can look like and still fit into the general image of the typeface.

@Haapsalu: I'm not sure what you mean exactly...

Comment by laynecom 22nd February 2018

ellipses are soooo passive agressive - sage

Comment by AnastasiaForrest Thu, 22nd March

I bet Haapsalu wondered how smooth "Emily Play" looks at the maximum size, wow, well done! (as always^^)

Comment by dpla Thu, 22nd March

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