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  • In the black version, k seems super heavy and 'a,c' look very light. UC for B and E seem a tad a too thick? There's also something about the 'a' all across the board, like it needs more negative space and wider.
    in Moxic Comment by AbiRasheed February 10
  • No disrespect to Jasper or the effort he put it into the paper and it's a great read. I just felt the paper was overcomplicating a simple issue with all the math and phrasing. 
  • I'm sure it's well researched and all but wow that is crazy like holy smokes. If type design turns to science for answers I'm out of this business. I sure hope it doesn't and continues to be an artform of some kind, less science/math.
  • Unrelated  but what is FontAudit complaining about though? Does it want you to add a node there because bcps aren't a tangent?
  • thanks @thomas
  • @Ray Larabie I see what you mean and I've tried this before using 2 launch nodes by first drawing it like the last image I posted using 3 and then removing the middle node, it automatically adjusts by matching the curve using only 2 nodes, it is sli…
  • @Ori Ben-Dor  thanks, yeah I'm familiar with that method which is why I mentioned S as an example. Thing is the curve in the example is slightly different to something like we see with S where it's more like a stretched curve and then you add an inf…
  • Not sure about the current examples but it's an interesting idea. I'd say something like a ripple/glass effect + as a variable font may get the attention of designers ? Because the idea you have could be incorporated into something like the above, o…
  • Wow that's crazy. I think I might go slightly insane if accounts like [Bibliodyssey]  has their stuff deleted.
  • I can see some reference to blackletter but in an odd way I'm seeing more of an asian influence, almost hindi/thai like. Weird? I dunno. I'd be curious to see how it would look if you simply added a headstroke above the letters like they do in hindi…
  • Looks cool. I remember seeing this on instagram where you mentioned the same issues with f,x,z. I was going to shoot you a msg with a solution for f,z but life got in the way. Right off the bat a few things I noticed. I think 'D' has a right lean to…
  • I think it looked fine before and still does with the current changes made to 't' and 'a', etc. From what I can tell nothing was broken to begin with. Your second iteration looks more polished but the first staying true to how we write with a brushp…
  • I agree with Adam about the terminal in 't' but if you're looking for this to have a hand-drawn effect then I think it's on point to have a terminal the way it is now. I've done this with a brushpen for 't' and 'l' occasionally where it appears to h…
  • If you're in NY, coopertype's extended program is supposed to be pretty good. I've seen guys go in there with little to no experience and come out with some crazy shit.
  • I think I may have repeated myself a couple of times there in my last comment lol. Sorry about that, 'twas the beer!
  • Very illegible where MM is hard to decipher both in example 1 and 2. Just FYI, if you want to run a survey to see if people can tell the letters or the wordmark, then it's ideal you don't tell them what the wordmark is or how it's spelt. This allows…
  • @Arne Freytag sorry never got back to you, yeah I'm considering increasing it but for the moment I'm just trying to finish what I initially had in mind for the design and see how it goes. Upping the xheight would drastically change the design so sav…
  • @Matthew Smith Thanks for the feedback! I made some changes to A and the tittle. Let me know if this works. I dropped the xheight for 'i' a tad bit to accommodate more of the tittle. Given the general x-height I've set for the typeface is slightly h…
  • Update on the letters. I'd like to get some feedback from you guys before I continue any further. I'm kinda slow on this now so I've got only a few letters done. Just a brief idea of what I did and why. Going by the numerals I should've stuck to a r…
  • Been following this process for awhile, looking pretty sweet dude. Can't even image the kinda patience you need to draw stuff like this specially if you have to make it into a typeface. Just one thing though I noticed that could use some tweaking is…
  • @John Hudson I agree but while designing some of the letters I kinda salvaged it. I'll update soon so I can hear yours and everyone else's thoughts on that. Thanks for the feedback!
  • @Craig Eliason ooh okay. Let me know if this one works. Just FYI though. The rules I had in place for the design was to only pair a small hook to the large teardrop  and not a large and large together so what I did here with 3 & 5 kinda break…
  • @James Puckett thanks! I've decided to do the letters too. For the serif I did match them like you said at the initial stages of the design but I thought it made 4 look a little less in weight like it was hanging by a thread while the other numbers …
  • @Jasper de Waard  Yeah if I have the patience for it there might be letters too hah. Thanks for the feedback! @Craig Eliason Yeah I do have an alt.9 with a serif like that to address spacing issues because some of the ones facing each other bump in…
  • Ooh very cool. I used this very idea for some cursive lettering awhile back. Looks even better  for a sans serif, dunno why I never thought of it. I think it's expected where you'll run into issues with letters like A,M which may look slightly diffe…
  • I feel 'S' should be something like [this], it's also slightly wider as it should be and you also get to keep slabs horizontal instead of vertical. Not sure about D though but I threw an example for D in there as well. What you have for D is right b…
  • Actually for ball terminals, teardrops and the like a stub nib would be more fitting even for Wes' example and slightly more calligraphic without the need to fill in/draw. @Mark Simonson, he might be using a pointed pen but he's actually 'filling' i…
  • haha sorry couldn't resist posting this meme, buzzfeed in a nutshell
  • From what I learnt about this it had to do with hinting. The glyphs app had an old article about the do's and don'ts and if I remember correctly it specifically mentioned about helping rasterizers. How it helps the rasterizer it didn't explain but t…
  • @David Vereschagin the popup should allow you to click 'not now' at the bottom and it should go away. Worked for me all this time. If it's like an annoying forced popup that won't go away like you see on pinterest, might need adblock or something al…