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Łukasz JózefŁukasz Józef Posts: 11
edited November 2016 in Type Design Critiques

Hello,
Could you give me same advice for improvement of the letter structure and visual homogeneousness of the stem width? Here is bold version attached, all comments are welcome, Thank You


Comments

  • The stroke endings of the c and e don't match the s. Both look a bit forced so maybe us the s as the reference?
  • Łukasz JózefŁukasz Józef Posts: 11
    edited November 2016
    Right, there are too many variants, maybe lower ending of (perpendicular to the main acute angle) will work for c&e

  • Building on George's comment I would also consider flattening the stroke endings on /vwxy/ which seem to be a bit too lively and are better suited on occasional letters only like /k/. The /a/ could also do with a notch at the top to differentiate the shape from /b/ and /d/. Check out similar fonts like Brandon Grotesque for some inspiration.
  • Hello,
    here at Futura's ces test word all terminals are quite a different. I've tried to make mine ces more unified than before. Maybe now e finial is to swashy when compared to rigid gyj and full circle o?


    Chris, I've got an opposite view. vwxy seems ok to me (especially those letters with flat base line) and I consider as to lively one. Shapes of and b&are different because being of ascenders, so I can't find the reason to alter them further.

  • Re terminals don't need to be all the same angle. The angle of how they cut the stroke is more important. Check the angles of the terminal lines to the curves on both sides. Some are blunt, some are sharp. 

    In the Futura example, the e and s are cut perpendicular to the stroke. The c is cut vertically because in German, the c is always followed by a h or k. And Futura was created in Germany. So the c is an exception. 
  • good explanation, thank You. I'll return here with uppercase completed.
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