Nicotiana

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by Tobias Sommer (shasta)

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Feels like years since I've shared my last fontstructions...
This one's been lying around in the private box for quite a while because I didn't find the inner peace to do an extended character set. Originally I just trying to get an acceptable A using a 2x1 filter setting, but somehow it grew to a whole typeface. (That makes any word written in capital letters look like a tobacco brand, hence the name...)

Sample coming after a few hours of sleep!

(My favourite letter is by the way the ß... Inspired by Berlin street signs.)

7 Comments

Comment by Tobias Sommer (shasta) 30th march 2010
Hm... Can you use "tasty" for cigarettes? Or is that only for stuff you eat?
English experts please. :)
Comment by Tobias Sommer (shasta) 30th march 2010
Excellent work shasta.

I'm sure the American cigarette companies would like to label their goods as tasty, but I doubt the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) would let them. :)
Comment by aphoria 31st march 2010
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Nicotiana” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by afrojet 1st april 2010
Extremely well executed. Not a bum note in site. Perfectly crafted and very usable..... then there's the superb sample, truly brilliant.
Comment by djnippa 7th april 2010
So balanaced, so readable.

As to 'tasty' ... I guess it depends on what you roll with the tobacco :)
Comment by p2pnut 7th april 2010
Tasty: I guess it, applies to everything you put in your mouth, including non-food items, e.g. toothpaste, chewing gum, tobacco (for chewing). I'm not sure taste is a major factor of the seduction of cigarettes. Nice slab serif, and professional demo pic. 10/10
Comment by Frodo7 7th april 2010

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