Chocobot Dark Solid

by SquarePeg

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Dear Human, try this solid version of our Chocobot Dark product. Caution: may make you feel full. Inspected by Chocobot CBV-36.


Comment by SquarePeg 19th July 2009
Great additions to the ChocoBot family.

Your solid versions reveal a slight stress in the letter shapes (top-right and bottom-left corners have more 'mass') – something I had not noticed in the original design.
Comment by gferreira_admin 22nd July 2009
Thanks, Gustavo. When you say stress, do you mean the slightly thicker lines that give the illusion of volume in the original FontStructions? I couldn't see the stress in my own sample, but it's definitely visible in the Fontstruct-generated sample. I suppose it's a result of adding the shadow/volume of the original drawings to the body of each character... I actually considered making a highlight version in which white lines would be drawn along the edges that are prolonged with a shadow. It would look something like this:

Comment by SquarePeg 22nd July 2009
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Chocobot Dark Solid” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by gferreira_admin 27th July 2009
congrats on the top picks dude. that's like a triple header :) thanks for sharing this sweet tasty suite :)
Comment by funk_king 27th July 2009
Thanks, funk_king. Truthfully, all I did was take Lex's FontStructions and fill in the insides of the existing shapes! :-)
Comment by SquarePeg 27th July 2009
The "stress" comes from my optical correction for the shadows in the original stacked font. Basically I started with five different "tiles" - one with a square on the top layer, and four with triangles in the top layer (for each corner angle). I then built the lower two layers around that. So the distortion on the dark layer is more pronounced, since it is a shadow surrounding a shadow, surrounding a shadow. I hope this makes sense :-)
Comment by LexKominek 28th July 2009
Ricardo - I like your highlight version. Are you going to take a stab at it, or should I? :-)
Comment by LexKominek 28th July 2009
I was hoping you'd ask, Lex! I am honored, and would love to give it a try. :-)

I don't want to give the highlight versions mile-long names, though... How does "Chocobot Dark Highlight" sound to you?
Comment by SquarePeg 28th July 2009
That's probably what I would have called it anyway :-)
Comment by LexKominek 28th July 2009
Okay then! Sounds like a plan. Stay tuned...
Comment by SquarePeg 28th July 2009

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