Chinese Chairs

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Info Created on 8th September 2008 . Last edited on 22nd June 2009.
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You created brick lace. Nice! :)
Comment by thalamic 8th September 2008
Heh! Like heavy doilies! I like the contradiction! :)
Comment by caseycastille 8th September 2008
Beautiful work. I especially like the "grungy" aspect. Maybe the doily was left out overnight.
Comment by intaglio 9th September 2008
Quiet impressive another time...
Good work!
Comment by Axel Leyer 9th September 2008
Whoa! :-D The beauticity of this one is affecting me in different ways. I like the unique direction you are going with it: Chinese Victorian Grunge Doilies! It is ambitiously delicious. I enjoy the meticulous patterns and the intense complexity in the multitude of bricks used, but I am feeling that there needs to be a slight modification of the vertical design motif on the stems to fit and thicken the diagonals of the V,W,X,Y, and Z, and perhaps the K, M, N and A. But that's just me. Anyway, the stuff you've been putting out lately is very interesting. Nice work!
Comment by geneus1 9th September 2008
Thanks, All -

Geneus1; thanks for the suggestions. I fattened up the "Y"; take a look and tell me what you think. I can't make up my mind about it.
Comment by caseycastille 9th September 2008
Okay, this is what I had in mind. Going by the "I" as a base, here are some options to approach the diagonals. I went with calligraphic strokes to thicken the left stems of the "V" and "Y". This treatment would work for the "W" and "X" as well. I attempted to assimilate the patterning on the "I" where the bottom remains darker and 'blooming' and the upper half is hollowed out. I think it balances it out better. Let me know what you think...
Comment by geneus1 9th September 2008
i love it. i don't know 'bout the dots, but i love it.
Comment by kix 10th September 2008
The craziness of this is really great. But I have to agree with geneus1, everything from V onward looks a bit starved (did the doilies burn?). I love that you used the bricks that looks like petals (or leaves), I couldn't figure out what to do with them myself ;)
Comment by Karolina Lach (sliveress) 11th September 2008
Hey Geneus1 -

I like what you did. If you want to clone it and we can post it as a collaboration, I'm down. I appreciate the constructive criticism. I have been a typeface/font nut all my life, and while I've been doing graphic design and digital imaging for about eighteen years, I just started learning how to create my own fonts. It's something I've always dreamed (and that's not too strong a word) of doing. So...I need all the help I can get at this point. Thanks to everyone for the comments and advice!
Comment by caseycastille 12th September 2008
Will do, Casey. Can I call the clone "Oriental Ottoman?" JK!

Since your creation inspired me to create, I've dedicated Fluoralei to you for sparking something inside me. :)
Comment by geneus1 13th September 2008
Comment by caseycastille 13th September 2008
wow...nice one, how much time did this take !
Comment by Daniel A. (dnaberlin) 15th September 2008

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