Retro Encabulator

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by V. Sarela (Yautja)

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11 Comments

You have that great sense for crafting these rigid super usable fonts. This one evolves around a somewhat slight more simplified squarish letter geometry than what you normally create, but despite that, when zooming in I notice there is more than meets the eye, such as nice rounded finishing touches on the concaves.

You managed to achieve a pleasant contrast  ratio and kept everything tight and consistent. I just have a tiny bit of criticism as to the size of your Asterisk, or actually for it's lack of sufficient comparable size / bulk in relation to the other characters in your font. This is somewhat personal, but in my opinion it would benefit from being slightly bigger than it currently is. Apart from this it's a rock solid design.

Comment by Sed4tives Sun, 8th october

I didn't realized it at first, but kind of cool to see that this font has some similar design choices as were also made in one of my fonts JS-SANS ROUNDED. I'm pretty sure that this is coincidental, but nice to see different people making similar choices.

Comment by Sed4tives Sun, 8th october

Thank you! The resemblance to your font is coincidental, but you've also done a great job with it.

I updated the asterisk and made it slightly bigger.

Comment by V. Sarela (Yautja) Sun, 8th october

I wonder how you pulled off a perfect 90 degree angle on the slanted rectangles of the asterisk?

Comment by Bryndan W. Meyerholt (BWM) Mon, 9th october

@BWM: What 90 degree angle? The only part of his Asterisk that is qualifying as a 90 degree element is the upright stroke, but this isn't connecting to any of the Asterisk's other elements in a 90 degree fashion. Am I missing something here? 😁

Comment by Sed4tives Mon, 9th october

@STF This is what I was talking about (image rotated 26.5° clockwise)

Comment by Bryndan W. Meyerholt (BWM) Mon, 9th october

@BWM: Ah yeah now I follow, to achieve that isn't all to difficult though. 😉

Comment by Sed4tives Mon, 9th october

@Bryndan W. Meyerholt (BWM) - I'd guess careful use of the 30°–60°–90° triangle bricks.

Comment by Goatmeal Mon, 9th october

@BWM like this. The strokes aren't at a perfect 60° angle but close enough

Comment by V. Sarela (Yautja) Mon, 9th october

❤️!

Comment by elmoyenique Mon, 9th october

Retro cool

Comment by نايف Sun, 10th december

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