Solemn

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by aphoria
See also Solemn Bold by aphoria.

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Info Created on 31st August 2009 . Last edited on 13th September 2009.
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    Comment by aphoria 6th September 2009
    Comment by aphoria 6th September 2009
    You learn FAST!. This is gorgeous.
    Comment by thalamic 6th September 2009
    Hot damn.
    Comment by intaglio 6th September 2009
    Classy
    Comment by p2pnut 6th September 2009
    @thalamic And from the best.

    @intaglio and @p2pnut Your support is always very much appreciated.

    I forgot to include the alternate M in the sample. It's on the ~.

    Comment by aphoria 6th September 2009
    Simple, elegant, gorgeous. Is it possible to add other weight? 10/10
    Comment by Frodo7 6th September 2009
    Maybe try the 2 with a smaller head and a steeper angle. It it turns out narrower than the rest, so be it.

    And seeing that the letters are wide anyway, the M could do with the 45degree angles. M is usually the second widest letter (W the widest...usually).

    I love the serenity of the whole.
    Comment by thalamic 6th September 2009
    I'm really amazed how smooth you made it look. Must've been a lot of work.
    Comment by thalamic 6th September 2009
    Well done.

    I don’t want to piss on your parade, but check out Museo.
    Comment by sebastianberns 6th September 2009
    very serene and tranquil with some edge to it :)
    Comment by funk_king 6th September 2009
    @sebastianberns Yeah, I'm very aware of Museo. After I had completed 8-9 characters, I could feel the similarity to Museo, even though I had not set out to imitate it. So, from that point forward, I was very careful to avoid looking at Museo.

    After I finished, I looked at Museo and compared it to mine. While there are some obvious similarities, I feel the difference is plenty large and I'm not worried about it.
    Comment by aphoria 7th September 2009
    I changed the M and moved the old one to the `.

    new
    old
    alternate
    Comment by aphoria 7th September 2009
    New 2. Old 2 moved to the |.

    Comment by aphoria 7th September 2009
    @thalamic I've used your suggestions and made a few improvements.

    Thanks for noticing the detail. I did spend a lot of time on this...my wife will attest to that! :)
    Comment by aphoria 7th September 2009
    @aphoria RE: Museo. Hey, no sweat. I find it funny, that fontstructions sometimes happen to have similarities to existing fonts, without their creators knowing. And in this case, I was wondering if you knew.

    Anyway, you did a good job there.
    Comment by sebastianberns 7th September 2009
    @sebastianberns Sorry, I didn't mean to sound so defensive.

    Thanks for the compliments.
    Comment by aphoria 7th September 2009
    Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Solemn” is now a Top Pick.
    Comment by gferreira_admin 7th September 2009
    The 2 works better, methinks. Maybe try extending just the bottom bar out a brick to the right.

    The new M is as I suggested, but I may have led you astray. Feels off somehow. Maybe use the same steeper angles a you did before but separate the verts and diags a bit. (See Fig1). It's just to illustrate and lacks the fineness of your design. Just to give you an idea of what I mean. I think the double-A M works best. You've really done well here. And no need to say you spent time on it; the time spent working out the details is apparent enough. Say "Hi" to Mrs. Aphoria.
    Comment by thalamic 7th September 2009
    Kudos on the amount of character in this. Even with all of its simplicity, this font must have taken you a long time. Solemnis a very interesting font to me, being straitforward yet intriguing. But if I may ask you to do something for me, please work a little bit more on the "J" and "K". Other than that, this font is smashing!
    Comment by Mel O'Mann (aaaalllleeeexxxx) 7th September 2009
    A correction of myself:
    Kudos on the amount of characters in this. Even with all of its simplicity, this font must have taken you a long time. Solemn is a very interesting font to me, being straitforward yet intriguing at the same time. But if I may ask you to do something for me, please work a little bit more on the "J" and "K". Other than that, this font is smashing!
    Comment by Mel O'Mann (aaaalllleeeexxxx) 7th September 2009
    Thanks Thal for ideas...here's another variation.

    Comment by aphoria 7th September 2009
    This is beautiful, Aphoria.
    The name goes pretty well to it, too.
    m, 7, 8, 9, ? and the @ between my favorites.
    Comment by cayo 7th September 2009
    @aaaalllleeeexxxx The J is definitely not my fave, but I think the K works well. Do you have any specific recommendations?

    @cayo Thank you, much appreciated. I am pretty happy with m and @ too. I am really pleased with the c and C too. They are the first c's I've done that aren't symmetrical...or just o's with the right side cut open.
    Comment by aphoria 8th September 2009
    @gferreira Oops...I meant to say this last night...Thanks for the Top Pick, always appreciated.
    Comment by aphoria 8th September 2009
    First pass at an &.

    Comment by aphoria 8th September 2009
    Great work on this one Aphoria!
    Comment by jmarquez 8th September 2009
    Tweaked the J a little bit.
    Comment by aphoria 11th September 2009
    Updated a few characters and added a few new ones.

    Updated: M J
    Added: : ; / \ ' " “ ” ‘ ’ &
    Removed: Alternate 2 and one of the alternate M's.
    Comment by aphoria 13th September 2009
    Comment by aphoria 13th September 2009
    Introducing...Solemn Bold
    Comment by aphoria 13th September 2009

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