Well, any company using Cambria and Calibri would need to retire... I'll leave now.
In all seriousness, it was probably a sketchy idea from the start. It's like trying to open a lemonade stand when there's a huge, popular lemonade store next to you …
With Nick's thinking, I would assume Interstate is actually a bit illegible. The bowl of /a is the same size as the eye of /e. The tops and bottoms are similar.
Is this thinking true? (I don't have the typeface on my computer.)
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Auto-bold blows, and is usually somewhat incompatible. Not to get too off-topic, but once someone did it and interpolating just was completely off.
/E/F/H/I/J/K/L/N/P/R/T/U thick strokes too thin.
/G is very quaint.
A lot of stuff off in the lowerc…
As a type designer, I hate seeing Verdana used on that website.
Jokes aside, Mac is more expensive (esp. with Glyphs) but I believe it's worth it. As at least 40-50% type designers have Apple as their go-to device, they don't want to go through the…
Craig, that would bring on the nitpicking... in that universe you might have wanted Helvetica. Enough off topic — as a young type designer, I never met him. I love Univers, but let's give some recognition to other Typefaces. A true testimonial to hi…
It's just a rough draft I have yet to polish. I do agree with you, I just was tired. I don't want to clog this up with logo.
Ignore the spacing for right now.
Focus on the little need for hinting and spacing adjusting at smaller sizes.
I wish it was at least a slab. Although it is (according to one friend) sometimes associated with "medieval," I would love to see something that wasn't so bland. Yahoo (although hated) has the most charismatic design stating an opinion. I just want …
The stem weight of the uppercase is 4 bolder than the lowercase.
BTW, look at the /o from the font I pulled from the PDF. (Will delete and empty trash after examination.)
(Small edit: My stance on colors is go retro or go bold.)
Guy with unpopular opinion (me): The thing that made Google stand out in its logo — excluding the colors — was the serif font, Catull. Bing, Yahoo, etc. have fallen prey to the "modern" trap. Now Google too. To hell with it — use that font for every…
@Georg%20Seifert It was tweaked after that. Notice the bottom of /v and a lot of other letters.
I think it was really rushed. The uppercase /C has bad kinks. They didn't have time to improve anything, so there's a lack of balance.
/W is still slightly narrow (compared to /w.)
You need to remove overlaps on export, if it's possible.
/2 gets light at the joint in the bold master.
Open the aperture of /s in both masters slightly.
I agree with Michael about the /B, I have noticed…
Polygonal templates have the most tweaking freedom. (Rotating and slanting artificially not worrying about extrema is really helpful.) The result of adding serifs and broad-nibbing the template has a certain charm I can't place my hand on.
Ray's method is pure gold! You could even start a font by these steps (in Glyphs)
1) Ray's method, only with a monoline (no serifs if serif typeface)
2) Apply Broad Nibber plugin for serif typeface or plain Offset Curve in sans typeface.
3) Tweak as…