RM Squarial FS1.0

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See also RM Squarial 3D by p2pnut.

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An attempt at creating a set based upon each glyph being set in a square (with obvious exceptions such as i, f, 1 etc). The 'Squarial' was the nickname for an old British motorbike - 'The Arial Square Four'
Info: Created on 16th October 2009 . Last edited on 1st April 2012.
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So far this has stayed fairly faithful to the concept of creating each glyph within a square (obviously not in the case of characters such as i, l or l). However, this attempt at conformity does leave M, W, m, w looking rather narrow and results in a set that I suspect is a bit aesthetcally challenged.

Should I forsake the square and go for a more balanced look with those troublesome glyphs>
Comment by p2pnut 17th October 2009
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Comment by p2pnut 17th October 2009
This is so classic and yet so fresh.
Beautiful work, P2pnut.
On behalf of your troublesome glyphs: I would leave the M and W as they are, but change the w and m width to match the UC´s, since you don´t really have to force them into monospace and considering other glyphs variable width like the i or f.
But you still get a tenner from me.
Comment by cayo 17th October 2009
w and m changed ... and, while I was at it, a compromise W + 1/2 square width.
Comment by p2pnut 17th October 2009
The new m, w, and W are all very good and fit in much better. Good job.
Comment by aphoria 17th October 2009
This is very elegant. :-)

Which is why I feel as though I should offer my ¢0.02. While raising the power of each letter to 2 is admirable, but because you also sometimes discount it for certain glyphs, in the interest of the paying greater dividends to the shareholders, perhaps you could consider widening the M as well too. (I'll bet you couldn't guess that I just got up from doing a Finance assignment, could you? ;)
Comment by thalamic 18th October 2009
@thal: Finance,Economics, Budgets, Statistics ... all come from the Devil's backside as far as I am concerned. You have my every sympathy.

The M was one that I was uncertain about and you have helped me make my mind up. Now widened by 1/4 square (1/2 was just too much).
Comment by p2pnut 18th October 2009
Oooh! Like! Very sophisticated.
Comment by intaglio 19th October 2009
A few alterations - and a couple of additions. I had completely missed several glyphs!

The m, n, p and r have had their 'tails' docked so that they match the rest ... not sure what you call these small ascenders and descenders.
Comment by p2pnut 19th October 2009
a simple concept. an outstanding result. congrats.
Comment by funk_king 19th October 2009
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “RM Squarial” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by gferreira_admin 23rd October 2009
Cheers GF :) and thanks everyone for the positive comments
Comment by p2pnut 23rd October 2009
All has been said of this absolute masterpiece of yours, so clean, so elegant, so techno but with restraint... I would just have the same minuscule request I have in front of beautiful textfonts with already many many characters : Could you add the e-in-the-o and the E-in-the-O so that I could perfectly write in french ? Thanks in advance.
Comment by Abneurone Fluid Types 24th April 2010
O+E and o+e added ... enjoy :)
Comment by p2pnut 24th April 2010
Thank you p2p
Comment by Abneurone Fluid Types 25th April 2010
Extended Latin A added.
Comment by p2pnut 27th April 2010
nice work, like it!
Comment by firenzemc 1st June 2010
Hello. I used this font on a 3D model texture I made. If you would like for me to remove your font I used from my work (which I have given you full credit for), please let me know and I will do so.
http://autonomous-ink.deviantart.com/art/The-Aperture-Science-SPD-215028515
Comment by Phaser Rave 26th June 2011
Err, gramatical error... made it sound as if it were my work that I said I have given you credit for... I'm a bit sleepy at this moment, can you tell?
You know what I meant to type. :P
Comment by Phaser Rave 26th June 2011
@Phaser Rave: Glad you found the font useful - it looks good on your SPD :)

Thanks for the credit and link.
Comment by p2pnut 26th June 2011
@p2pnut nice to see you back on FontStruct!
Comment by Rob Meek (meek) 26th June 2011
Hello, maestro! Glad to meet you back here!
Comment by elmoyenique 27th June 2011
So clean! I wonder if R fits?
Comment by demonics 31st March 2012
Maybe a more Helvetica-like R would do the trick... you know what I mean? The leg should be vertical, in my opinion. but 10/10 nevertheless.
Comment by demonics 31st March 2012
@demonics: Thanks for the rating, and the suggestion. I think I will keep the R as it is - it reflects the angle of the K. My intention has been to 'keep it simple'.
Comment by p2pnut 1st April 2012
Awesome. I like thin fonts, so this was an automatic like. 10/10
Comment by Noah (winty5) 13th November 2012

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