Rivendell

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by Frodo7
Cloned from Valimar by Frodo7.

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A font based on the Celtic knot theme. I've been weaving these letters for a long time now. The shapes and proportions are made after my previous work, Faramir. Without exception they are all closed loops, so Knot Theory applies. Acknowledgement I would like to thank Doug Zongker for his Celtic Knot Thingy, a small freeware program I used for the knotwork design.
Info: Created on 5th October 2009 . Last edited on 13th March 2011.
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This is my second attempt to release this font. The first version did not work. I could not open it again. I had to re-create the whole set using Faramir as template and cloning Valimar. It is a very big file, download may not work.
Comment by Frodo7 5th October 2009
a knotty problen indeed young halfling :) Gets a big 10 from me.
Comment by p2pnut 7th October 2009
@p2pnut: Thank you. Frankly, I thought this mega-project will be completely ignored, but you've saved the day.

I've started to work on the celtic knot theme on 16th July 2009, and it took countless computer hours to get to this stage. Actually, there was a point, when I thought it was hopeless to finish it in the near future (before the end of the decade, or so), and decided to make a small scale version, something manageable. That was the inception of Valimar.

To explain, why does it take so long, I would tell the following: apart from the complexity of the project from a designer's point of view, the massive size also comes with a baggage. When you deal with very large fontstructions containing huge number of bricks, Fontstructor grows increasingly unresponsive. Everything seems to happen in slow-mo, with endless waiting periods of saves, failed save attempts and loss of work, and frustrations, and so forth. I've been through all this before more than one time, and I don't feel any regret for the time wasted. I think sweat is part of the creative process, and no great results ever came out without much effort invested first. (There is also place for simple font flicks, of course, which take no longer than a short afternoon dash.)

Now, I have to finish the character set, incuding the extended European set. It would be discourteous not to consider some Celtic languages still spoken in Europe and elsewhere. Only after the completion of the full set will the real fun begin...


Comment by Frodo7 7th October 2009
Very amazing! I love the intricate weaving look and the letters all look perfect. Great job! !0/!0
Comment by jinx 7th October 2009
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Rivendell (p1)” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by gferreira_admin 12th October 2009
Very worthy of its Pink Spot.
Comment by p2pnut 12th October 2009
you could say it took an entire age of the world of Men.
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