Amanuensis

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A sort of blackletter with no historical references. 0 is meant for layering of the drop-caps. It needs extended latin characters and diacritics, but you can typeset Latin with it! :-)

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Comment by riccard0 9th october 2010
These drop caps are just gorgeous! All the more impressive considering the 45° angle constraint. Well done.

One suggestion: flip the U horizontally. The current form reads, but that spur on the left side feels out of place to me. Will flipping break the polish of the design motif too much? Perhaps another solution can be found without adding too many novel rules just for the one character...
Comment by William Leverette (will.i.ૐ) 9th october 2010
A simple Black. Nice work

love the lowercase as well... well balanced.
Comment by Michel Troy ~UrbanPixel~ (Upixel) 9th october 2010
Thank you for the kind words! :-)
Caps were the hardest ones (which I think it’s the norm with blackletters ;-)
After some struggle, I’m pretty satisfied with the stencil-like result.
About the U, you’re right (especially comparing it with lowercase u and v). I haven’t just flipped it for the reason you already guessed.
I will experiment further.
(Though I’m not sure I can change it during the competition’s review time)
Comment by riccard0 9th october 2010
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Amanuensis” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by Rob Meek (meek) 23rd october 2010
Thank you for the Top Pick!
I suppose that means I now need to get serious about proper punctuation and language support... ;-)
Comment by riccard0 26th october 2010
Somehow I managed to miss this beautiful creation when it was released, but I'm very happy to see it now. Great work! 10/10.
Comment by fontcollector 22nd december 2010

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