Fiddledy-Dee

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Info: Created on 15th March 2010 . Last edited on 15th March 2010.
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10 Comments

Comment by intaglio 15th March 2010
Not very readable, either. Sigh.
Comment by intaglio 15th March 2010
Sweet and psychedelic small-scale ’structing, tag!

Reminds me of another favorite of mine, Basmachi, but smoooooooth. Love the K, X, a and g/q.

I think the B and R would benefit from that brickstacking detail you worked into the knee of the K. While nice on its own terms, the p fits this theme better with a fat baseline stroke.

The singular legibility issue is still a doozy: the e. You already found the best possible solution. Flipping the terminal so it points down provides a modicum of improvement, but any minor legibility gain is a wash since it’s perhaps too big a stylistic departure. Hey, it still works at display sizes. :-)
Comment by William Leverette (will.i.ૐ) 15th March 2010
Yee Ha!!! Westerny, Circusy, Fairgroundy ... loverly :)

Would it be worth moving the letter spacing of the q a bit to the left?
Comment by p2pnut 15th March 2010
Comment by thalamic 15th March 2010
It is fabulous! And so is the sample pic. 10/10
Comment by Frodo7 15th March 2010
Thanks everybody for the kind comments. And thal for the fab sampler. Rainbow effects look so juicy in RGB. I'm stuck with CMYK in my work so it's groovy to see all those groovy ungettable colours on a monitor.
Comment by intaglio 16th March 2010
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Fiddledy-Dee” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by afrojet 21st March 2010
this font contains so much joy. when you have something this much fun, issues like kerning become inconsequential. congrats.
Comment by funk_king 21st March 2010
Ahh, the playful side of intaglio.

Looking it more closely, I'd experiment with fattening the bottom of the p, to match the q.

I like that funky z.
Comment by geneus1 2nd April 2010

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