RM Basic Serif

by p2pnut
See also RM Serif by p2pnut.

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Another attempt at a classical serif face.


Wow, this is extremely well executed!
Comment by four 16th february 2012
Superbe ! 10/10
Comment by beate 16th february 2012
Your patience for constructing such a huge and intricate font is commendable. I only wish you would add more of 'Ray's' own style to the design. Otherwise it's just another classic, and just gets lost in the mix. 10/10 for effort though.
Comment by djnippa 16th february 2012
For once i totally agree with djnippa
Comment by Abneurone Fluid Types 16th february 2012
Amazing! The limitness of the bricks can't stop you to make this awesome font! 10/10
Comment by cablecomputer 16th february 2012
This is just beautiful!
Comment by V. Sarela (Yautja) 16th february 2012
Cheers all :)

I know what djnippa and ne are saying, but for me the pleasure is in crafting something to the best of my ability. Here I have tried to achieve a straightforward text font, based on classic proportions ... it will probably be tweaked here and there (almost imperceptibly) before I am finished - and I welcome any input from my fellow 'structors regarding this.

I'm certainly no artist and probably exhausted most of my creative juices in my first year of FS. Who knows. I might suddenly come up with another Scrapheap or Mondrianish piece of whimsy in the future. In the meantime I just remain in awe of those of you who are so much more creative.
Comment by p2pnut 16th february 2012
You always are in, p2pnut, don't doubt it!
Thanks for all your positive comments and all the informations you brings to help the people (specially on the beginners comments), they make their works better at FontStruct.
It's a pleasure meet you and talk to you.
Comment by elmoyenique 16th february 2012
And, of course, you are the all my 10's!
Comment by elmoyenique 16th february 2012
No doubt this is an excellent use of composites, and I understand your reasoning. All I'm saying is now you've done the hard work and laid an solid foundation, why not do a clone version and go wild, or go minimal, or weird. Remove the odd serif, have extended serifs, make slab serifs, delete some of the bricks where the arms touch the stem like a stencil version, anything just to make it unique.
Otherwise you've just shown us that you can create versions of classic fonts using large bezier curves - which we already know you do very well.
I think you've got a lot of creativity within you, you just to be bold and show us that flair inside.

My only other crit is the 'a' seems to be too condensed, and not as flowing as the rest of the set.
Comment by djnippa 16th february 2012
This is a new masterpiece on FS, setting the technical level to a new height. At normal size the letter shapes look smooth and refined. Only high magnification can reveal some tiny shards of black that need grinding and polishing.

Is it a Fontstruct reproduction of a classic text font, or a new typeface inspired by one or more existing designs, I can not tell. Either case, you are a master and artist with plenty of creative zest. Your very words testify to the spirited enjoyment these glyphs were constructed with. 10/10
Comment by Frodo7 16th february 2012
@p2pnut Oh, but you are an artist and a technician. There are many subtle elements in this font that will be missed by many, but long-time Fontstructors know the time and dedication needed to make something like this.

As nippa said, "you've done the hard work and laid an solid foundation, why not do a clone version and go wild, or go minimal, or weird."

Comment by aphoria 16th february 2012
djnippa, i love your comments !
Comment by beate 16th february 2012
You call this 'basic'? :P 10/10 +fave!
Comment by Christian Munk (CMunk) 17th february 2012
Thanks again for the comments guys :)

@djnippa: I certainly hear what you are saying ... and this is intended as a base for future work (hence the title 'Basic Serif'). btw I wasn't sure about that 'a' and you confirmed it ... now modified to be a bit wider.

@Frodo7: I hope it is seen as an amalgamation of a number of classical Venetian and Old Roman styles.

@aphoria: As I am self-taught (and learning every day) it seemed like a good exercise for trying to understand the subtle differences between styles. Also a way to learn more about colour and weight.

@CMunk: :-)
Comment by p2pnut 19th february 2012
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “RM Basic Serif” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by Rob Meek (meek) 20th february 2012
Cheers Mr M. It certainly underwent a difficult gestation, but it was born in the end :-)
Comment by p2pnut 20th february 2012
You've made smoothness your hallmark. Astounding results.

I'm looking at each glyph to see if there's something constructive I can offer, but the more I look at one, the more I find it beautiful. The extremely subtle bulge at the 9 tail, for example. It's perfect as is.
Comment by thalamic 30th march 2012
This looks amazing...
...and very professional!!!
Comment by hopps12 6th april 2012
This is really beautiful.
Comment by annadebussy 1st june 2013
Comment by Atlantis L. (Jack Lee Jie) 18th april 2015
Thank you :)
Comment by p2pnut 19th april 2015

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