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    Created on 15th July 2009. Last edited on 5th September 2009.
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When I was planning this I thought it would be completely vanilla, but seeing it in action I realise it isn't so. I think it's because the 45deg cuts for the bowls of the letters are right at the limit of what's feasible, and it gives it a rough appeal that surprises me.
Comment by intaglio 15th July 2009
A solid & very well-balanced design – important qualities for a text typeface.

It could be nice to have the more conventional forms of 'a' at least as an alternate; same for 'M' & 'N'. These glyphs would make your design even more 'transparent' and usable for paragraph text.

The J, 4 & 7 can get better, in my humble opinion. And the tail of the Q is a nice detail. :-)
Comment by gferreira_admin 15th July 2009
Not bad for a "plain" font!
But I've always enjoyed the "intaglio" effect myself!
Comment by jmarquez 15th July 2009
Thanks, guys.
@gferreira: I'll certainly give your suggestions a go. As for the 4 and 7 problems -- I always come a cropper on 4. A mental block or just incompetence!

@jmarquez: It's 2.00am and I have an idea for a font that won't go away until I get at least an o out. By the time I look up it will be 5.00am. It will be intaglio with a vengeance, if I can pull it off.

Now, if I can just get through a full day of work later today as well. This is what passes for a good time in a middle aged man who's gone past recreation with drugs. Very sad...

Comment by intaglio 15th July 2009
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Mocktura” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by gferreira_admin 17th July 2009
The challenge paid off. Top job.
I particularly like the 'a' and '2'. Q is the weakest for me.
Comment by djnippa 17th July 2009
Like this, for instance? I Think the M and N are an improvement but I don't know about the double-stacked a.
Comment by intaglio 18th July 2009
double stacked "a". totally
Comment by kix 19th July 2009
For as simple and "vanilla" as you kept this one, it still carries the Intaglio brand. I don't think it loses any of your personality. Well done.

Great suggestions from GF too. The double stack, the new 7, M, & N. All good.
Comment by afrojet 19th July 2009
nicely done. you make doing these text fonts seem so easy and everyone knows they're the hardest to pull off - especially using fs. once again when challenge meets talent wonderful things happen. you always create a very distinct set with your subtle taglisms :)
Comment by funk_king 20th July 2009
"Disintagliated." I love learning these new words.

Simple and solid. I agree with Funk King. Your variety of text faces is outstanding. Younger fontstructors and those new to type design may identify with the obvious flashy display font in lieu of the invisible artistry of a text typeface. I think this is somewhat reflected in the way text faces don't get as much respect in the ratings. And for those that don't know, Intaglio owns the majority of all the Top Picks in the Serif Category.
Comment by geneus1 21st July 2009

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