Fingernail (#nfnw)

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by Micheal Xing (iFutureMix)

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Fingernail was an attempt to create a reverse-contrast typeface in FontStruct. It's in recognition of the fun typefaces of this genre that type foundries have been releasing in recent years, such as Boogie School Sans, Ribes Black, and Opposit.

5 Comments

Appreciating all of the evidence of experimentation that you've generously left in the extra glyphs. Feels like a peek into your sketchbook. The obtuse angles of the uppercase can feel both sturdy (A, N, V) and spicy (E, F, K). Maybe incorporating these angles into the lowercase would tie everything together (I see you've started, with c, f, etc).

Comment by m_cm Mon, 3rd May

@m_cm: I usually like to place my scrap piles in the "More Latin" section, ahaha. I'd create alternative versions of a glyph, pick the one I favour most and toss the rest to the scraps, just in case I'd want to use them again for something else.

The obtuse angles could be a way to make the lowercases. Maybe if I ever felt compelled to work on this again, I might try implementing more slants on the typeface and see how that goes. Thanks for your appreciation!

Comment by Micheal Xing (iFutureMix) Tue, 4th May

That's a very attractive start of a font, I might make something out of this.

Comment by V. Sarela (Yautja) Tue, 4th May

neat

Comment by JingYo Tue, 4th May

Agree with what m_cm said. The style is very appealing and the insight into how a glyph came to be is very interesting. Thank you for that. 

Comment by minimum Thu, 6th May

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