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A very small grid size, and a large diversity of bricks, for a serif font reminding Italian food labels from the 50s and 60s.
Info Created on 17th March 2010 . Last edited on 27th April 2010.
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Comment by Em42 11th April 2010
Beautifully designed and executed. A really useable font. Definitely 10/10
Comment by p2pnut 11th April 2010
Superb font. Very clever, reminds me of a font called Sphinx, but much more modern. I think your 't' & 'k' are triumphs. 10/10. Maybe the N could be looked at, by having a diagonal inline stem.
Comment by djnippa 11th April 2010
It's amazing what you've done with those bricks. Looks very professional. 10/10
Comment by Frodo7 11th April 2010
Genial! Very Good! Could you complete soon the rest of the glyphs in the font, please? It is a very very elegant typography. 10/10.
Comment by elmoyenique 11th April 2010
Thanks to all for your comments!

@elmoyenique: as you can see on the house42 blog, I already designed almost a full set for the font, but usually I share only a limited character set to prevent commercial use of the fonts. I'm sorry about that, but that's it...

@djnippa: you are right, the usage of the inline in stems and diagonals should have asked for a letter N with a diagonal inline. But I tried it and the letter appeared too wide among the other gliphs (see below), so I preferred an "unconventional" design.

Comment by Em42 12th April 2010
Great Work!
Comment by jmarquez 12th April 2010
Clever. Beautiful. Bravo.
Comment by LVIS (luiscastellon) 12th April 2010
This font is quite lovely! Your N could be constructed with the same steep diagonal as the M. Even if the thickness of the right side is maintained, the N would still be one brick narrower than the M. Just a suggestion. :)
Comment by fontcollector 12th April 2010
I'm sorry, but I didn't reproduce the left side of your M properly. If the first few columns of the two glyphs were identical, I think my proposed N would be actually be two bricks thinner than your M, not one.
Comment by fontcollector 12th April 2010
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Oliva” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by afrojet 14th April 2010
@jmarquez & luiscastellon: thanks for your comments.

@fontcollector: thanks for taking time to build the M letter and suggesting a different N, I really appreciate. However your version is in-between what the N should look like, and what it looks like, and it seems quite unbalanced to my eyes.

@afrojet: thanks for the pink dot! :)
Comment by Em42 17th April 2010

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