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I gave up working on this font last year because it looked ugly. Then I found it a few days ago and somehow it turned into this presentable form. Hope you like it.

However, the curves are quite faceted as I don't have the patience of other more accomplished fontstructors here. I wish I did.
Info Created on 5th February 2014 . Last edited on 8th March 2015.
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Comment by thalamic 8th March 2015
Åwesome! 10/10
Comment by minidonut 9th March 2015
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “fs RISQUE” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by Rob Meek (meek) 9th March 2015
I think you somehow used the wrong word here. Instead of "ugly" you should have used "exeptionally beautiful".
Comment by laynecom 9th March 2015
Thanks, minidonut, meek and laynecom.
Comment by thalamic 9th March 2015
A touch of deco brilliance!
Comment by p2pnut 9th March 2015
I---have---no---words! :-o
Comment by elmoyenique 9th March 2015
I---have---no---works! 8-O
Comment by elmoyenique 9th March 2015
Thanks Ray and elmoyenique.
Comment by thalamic 10th March 2015
I attempted to make the glyph in vector. Following is the result. It was not to predictable what the curves should be like. Consequently, the shape changed slightly, but significantly enough that it is markedly different.
Comment by thalamic 10th March 2015
Comment by thalamic 10th March 2015
Wow! An exquisite art deco font that goes beyond the clichés of the 1930s. What a delight. 10/10
Comment by Frodo7 10th March 2015
Very elegant. Are you planning to vectorize the whole font? That last sample is impressive!
Comment by four 10th March 2015
Pretentious description deleted? That won't do. So here:

fs RISQUE psychologically transports the viewer permeating time and space in a subterfuge of post-industrial delineation sublimely juxtaposed with surreptitious modernity and quantum temporality revealing an alternative visual historicity. The precarious assemblages stroke the fabric of consciousness by cutting through the governance of form and functionality, delving into thought, into the realm of meaning and belief - nay, the realm of the aesthetic, subconsciously reality.


You've outdone yourself. This succeeds where I wish I could have in creating a neo-retro 1920's vintage typeface. Bravo!
Comment by geneus1 11th March 2015
Haha. Thanks, Gene.

@Frodo: A fluke, I assure you. Thanks.

@four: I am. Vectorization efforts are underway. Thanks.
Comment by thalamic 11th March 2015
I'm speechless.... This is just purely amazing!
Comment by ETHproductions 11th March 2015
Thanks, ETH. I'm speechless at the outpouring of the love. :-)
Comment by thalamic 14th March 2015
Comment by thalamic 14th March 2015
Not all of it, but at least the letters are now vector.

It was surprisingly simple. I would be remiss not to mention SubScribe—a free AI plug-in from Astute Graphics—that helped me create perfect tangents and perpendiculars to the curves. I say curves, but really just circles or arc of circles.

The glyphs are just made of bunch of basic shapes. They have not been united or anchor points optimized. That's the tedious bit. Next.
Comment by thalamic 14th March 2015
Fantastic! And that plug-in is something all vector drawing programs should be capable of doing. Makes me wonder why it wasn't done years ago. Really helpful. Thanks for sharing that info.
Comment by geneus1 14th March 2015
Yes, I wonder that myself.
Compared to the complexity of the software, this little bit of functionality is probably just a script-type addition to it, as evident by SubScribe. I guess it must be because Adobe want the software to be more artistic as opposed to technical in nature.
But I do wish it was there by default.
Comment by thalamic 15th March 2015
This is how the letters should end-up.
Comment by thalamic 15th March 2015
Hey thalamic I was working on a real curves version of this, is it okay if I publish it clonable?
Comment by Cohnisgone 15th March 2015
@Cohnisgone: No.
Comment by thalamic 16th March 2015
Fair enough. It's a great font by the way.
Comment by Cohnisgone 17th March 2015
Beautiful vectors, that plug-in should be part of any font editing software.
Comment by four 18th March 2015
I'm with four, and great sample btw.
Comment by elmoyenique 21st March 2015
A true beauty!
Comment by V. Sarela (Yautja) 25th March 2015
Truely elegant, I admire your skill and patience.
Comment by Aeolien 25th March 2015
Awesome, in the true meaning of the word. This is why I started using Font Forge. And yes, it is indeed tedious adding anchor marks, lol, but the outcome is well worth the time.
Comment by TCWhite 26th March 2015
I like this VERY much. Kind of Art Decoish with definite 30s feel.
Comment by moosefruit 28th April 2015

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