zinckel eYe/FS

Share:
by elmoyenique

Download disabled

The designer of this FontStruction has chosen not to make it available for download from this website by choosing an “All Rights Reserved" license.

Please respect their decision and desist from requesting license changes in the comments.

If you would like to use the FontStruction for a specific project, you may be able to contact the designer directly about obtaining a license.

Unicase font. You can find alternates to "A" & "E" at the lowercase "a" & "e" (and their accents, of course), an additional design for the "Q" at the "q" and a "c" typing the "¢" sign. This font is directly inspired on Nickel created by the cool typographer David Jonathan Ross from DJR Foundry. Why? I don't know if this will happen to any of you, but me, when I stop to look at a font that I like, I find myself evaluating how the author has solved the usual "design problems". There are times when I agree with the chosen solutions (the most), but there are others when I think I would do it differently. This is the case. I wanted to modify a bit the general appearance of some glyphs of the font, especially characters like C, E, F, G, M, Q, R, S, X, Z and more, or the numbers and some secondary others. The differences were extensives and are more or less subtle in each of the complete set... And here you are the final result, I hope you like it. I've learned a lot during this experience, and FontStruct has been shown to be a very valid tool to work at this level. Thanks for read my little explanation and enjoy with this work, please.

9 Comments

Unicase font. You can find alternates to "A" & "E" at the lowercase "a" & "e" (and their accents, of course), an additional design for the "Q" at the "q" and a "c" typing the "¢" sign. This font is directly inspired on Nickel created by the cool typographer David Jonathan Ross from DJR Foundry. Why? I don't know if this will happen to any of you, but me, when I stop to look at a font that I like, I find myself evaluating how the author has solved the usual "design problems". There are times when I agree with the chosen solutions (the most), but there are others when I think I would do it differently. This is the case. I wanted to modify a bit the general appearance of some glyphs of the font, especially characters like C, E, F, G, M, Q, R, S, X, Z and more, or the numbers and some secondary others. The differences were extensives and are more or less subtle in each of the complete set... And here you are the final result, I hope you like it. I've learned a lot during this experience, and FontStruct has been shown to be a very valid tool to work at this level. Thanks for read my little explanation and enjoy with this work, please.

Comment by elmoyenique Fri, 18th march
Comment by elmoyenique Fri, 18th march
Comment by elmoyenique Fri, 18th march

I like it a lot. There are so many things to like in this font, it would take a whole page to enumerate them all. I understand your sentiment towards the original design. Yes, it's a derivative work as you kindly indicated, and you gave credit to Nickel and its designer. Almost all designs are based on previous works to some degree - as we have discussed this topic extensively before - and letterforms evolve in a similar fashion as plants do. Sometimes the changes are small, nearly imperceptible, new details appear gradually displacing old ones, other times change comes suddenly in new radical forms. (Where do you get these words: Gefäßsporenpflanzen?) "zinckel eYe/FS" is a truly amazing work with fine practical features and laborious attention to detail. Nice demos, wow! 10/10

Comment by Frodo7 Sun, 20th march
Comment by Frodo7 Sun, 20th march
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “zinckel eYe/FS” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by Rob Meek (meek) Mon, 21st march

@Frodo7: You make me blush with your kindly comments, dear Maestro. Very glad you like "zinckel", thanks a million! About the curious words (like Gefäßsporenpflanzen, hahaha), I was looking for long words with significative characters on each languages on Google and they are some of the ones I've found. Nothing special. Thanks for asking.

Comment by elmoyenique Mon, 21st march

@meek: Thank you very much for this new pink distinction, dear Boss!

Comment by elmoyenique Mon, 21st march
Comment by elmoyenique Mon, 21st march

Also of Interest

GlyphsApp

Get the world’s leading font editor for OSX.

More from the Gallery

z4kuky eYe/FSby elmoyenique
zurprizlit eYe/FSby elmoyenique
zlava eYe/FSby elmoyenique
zirakuza eYe/FSby elmoyenique
Hommage à Escherby Frodo7
z4kuky eYe/FSby elmoyenique
Badger Spineby hollydennis
Stekby four

From the Blog

News

Heavy Competition

News

Gridfolk: Interview with Jiri Novak

News

Gridfolk: Interview with Aeolien