Staring at The Sky

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A mono-height, 60s inspired font. I'm not 100% sure about some of the uppercase characters - mostly the later ones... so all comments are gratefully recieved. Oh, and more latin characters are on the way...
Info Created on 4th June 2009 . Last edited on 11th December 2009.
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All lowercase so far - I'm still unsure whether to do uppercase, or perhaps a different weight for the capitals.
Comment by chr.s 1st July 2009
Nice style. Digging the '&' and the brackets. Maybe pull down the joint on the '9' so the bowl height is the same as the '6'. Maybe pull the '7' down a little too.
Comment by afrojet 1st July 2009
Thanks afrojet, you're right about the numerals - bit of a late night oversight there. 7 and 9 are now fixed.

Incidentally, the '&' was the one I had most trouble with - glad you like it.
Comment by chr.s 1st July 2009
whowsa!
this is a totally real 60 's typeface.
it looks so sweettly curvd, i wouldn't think it was done with our app.
supernice!
in the year 2525...
Comment by kix 2nd July 2009
Very beautiful psicodelic / art nouveau lettershapes.

I find adding uppercase glyphs in the same style a good idea.

One suggestion to make it more readable: increase a bit the space between the letters & reduce a bit the space between the words. ;-)
Comment by gferreira_admin 15th July 2009
Yeah kix, that quote was exactly the kind of look I was aiming at- glad you like it.

And thanks for the suggestion(s) gferreira - I hadn't even considered the spacing on this one, but you were dead right.

As for the caps, I've made a start but I think it'll be a staggered process. I'd intended to include either caps or a heavier weight, but caps it is. They're proving a tricky bunch though and I've had to extend below the baseline and above the capsline(? - you know what I mean) to gain some balance. Plus it's more in-keeping with the 'feel' of the font, despite restricting it's useability in all caps.
Comment by chr.s 16th July 2009
Wow. I bet you were pleased with that ht combination. Lovely ampersand. All lovely, nothing unlovely.
Comment by intaglio 17th July 2009
Great work on the caps – the swash parts extending below the baseline add a lot of movement to the text image.
Comment by gferreira_admin 22nd July 2009
I greatly appreciate the feedback, thanks guys.

I must still admit that I'm not totally convinced about some of the glyphs - mostly uppercase - but I'll stop obsessing and put it down to the inherent limitations.

Overall, I'm pretty pleased with it. I think the fact that it's by far the most complete typeface I've ever made, in any software, must mean I have a fondness for it.

Next on the agenda will be a better sample... tbc...
Comment by chr.s 22nd July 2009
a true beauty! and so impeccably well executed... every character seems to be a pearl. I also admittedly felt pretty dumb looking at some of the characters, cause I couldn't really figure out how you did them even after a few zoom-ins... Must be some true fontstruct mastery behind them!
Respect!

(If you add the more latin set this will be one of the few fontstructions that will get a 10 from hypercritical me! ;) )
Comment by Tobias Sommer (shasta) 5th August 2009
Drop dead gorgeous ... it gets better and better as you increase the size
Comment by p2pnut 5th August 2009
Surely this deserves an honourable mention? It's far better than plenty of mine that have received the dot of approval???
Comment by intaglio 5th August 2009
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Staring at The Sky” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by gferreira_admin 6th August 2009
Thanks for the reminder, intaglio. ;-)
And sorry for the delay, chr.s!

I think the percent sign looks a bit weird; it should be consistent with the fractions.
Comment by gferreira_admin 6th August 2009
Very beautiful work. It has a nice style to it.
Comment by starburst 11th August 2009
I've just discovered your work : truly beautiful. I wouldn't change anything.
Comment by igorrossi 6th September 2009

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