Legolas Codex

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This is another variation to the Legolas theme: combining medieval codex lettering with contemporary constructive minimalism. Thus, the upper case look and feel somewhat unadorned compared to some classic blackletter capitals. Yet, the glyphs seem to work nicely together even in long body of text.
Info Created on 17th May 2009 . Last edited on 8th January 2012.
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This is an example to show how this typeface would look when used with longer body of text.
Comment by Frodo7 21st May 2009
Very nice. I love the g.
Comment by aphoria 22nd May 2009
very nice work! :)
Comment by anonymous-0 26th May 2009
Cool.
Comment by jinx 7th August 2009
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Comment by gferreira_admin 12th August 2009
It's never too late. :-)

But some details feel a bit weird to me. The basic construction suggests a broad nib pen ( o n h m i k $ ), but many details contradict this model – for example the contrast angle in d is flipped, a b q have weight both at the top and at the bottom of the bowls (compare with b d), v and w are different.
Comment by gferreira_admin 12th August 2009
Thank you gferreira. Very kind of you. And it's never too late. The Legolas series was the apple of my eye. It had been conceived now many years ago, when I was experimenting with the true triangular grid. It looks even better with 60° angles. The issues you've raised are largely unintentional, and come out of the constrains of such geometry. But I'll think about it again.
Comment by Frodo7 12th August 2009
Just to remind you, tomorrow is 22nd September. You all know what day it is.
Comment by Frodo7 21st September 2009
Autumnal Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere (Vernal Equinox in the Southern Hemisphere)
Comment by p2pnut 21st September 2009
@p2pnut: It was close. September 22nd, 1290 (by Shire reckoning) is the birthday of Bilbo Baggins (Book One, Chapter I, The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien).
Comment by Frodo7 23rd September 2009
Of course ... 111th birthday at that :)
Comment by p2pnut 23rd September 2009

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