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Simon Dunford

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  • I find the only successful commercial example(s) of adjusting the 'openness' of the apertures is Knockout. It only works because of weight adjustments which is very fitting for the typeface, otherwise if you carry it out on all weights it just looks…
  • The cap /G is a sore for this specific typeface. keep it for another project. Also the cap /K looks too off for this style, other than that the consistency is all right, over a quick glance. the /r has too much of an aggressive angle/cut off. for ma…
  • Thomas Phinney said: Published? It isn't anywhere near done yet. For one thing, your sidebearings need a complete and utter overhaul. Spacing is covered in many places, including most books on type design (Cheng, Tracy, Henestrosa et al., Moye…
  • I uploaded my second draft to GitHub, if you guys want to check it out:  https://github.com/Typemon/Mundane.git If anyone wants to help me out with this that would be great! I want to get it published in the coming weeks, does anyone know the proc…
  • Simon Dunford said: Thomas Phinney said: This typeface has a slight feeling of reversed contrast, that I suspect is not intended. You need to differentiate the thicknesses of vertical and horizontal strokes a bit more to achieve the se…
  • Thomas Phinney said: This typeface has a slight feeling of reversed contrast, that I suspect is not intended. You need to differentiate the thicknesses of vertical and horizontal strokes a bit more to achieve the sense of monolinearity that (I …
  • Marc Oxborrow said: You may want to check the overshoots in your S. In the all-caps setting on the last page of the sample PDF, it looks larger than the rest of the characters in the line. Nope, all match up. +13 / -13 for cap over shoot…
  • Jasper de Waard said: Hehe. I was refering to the S in your profile picture... Oh ahahah, well thanks, I was thinking to myself that it didn't really make sense to compliment Mundane's/S since it's not really anything special. But thank …
  • Jasper de Waard said: Mundane is prettimuch like the name says, to be honest, but that Simon S is damn sexy! Thank you, I'm also quite proud of the double story g, since it's a little more flamboyant than what is expected.Craig Eliason s…
  • Thanks everyone! Wishing all a happy holiday, I’ve been too busy visiting family to sit at my computer and take a look, but will when I’m back. 
  • like this  ?
  • FF blur is the first thing that comes to mind. But specifally rounding or eliminating traps just looks weird if you don’t round all the corners ami’ right? If you look at worn wood type a lot of the traps get rounded/worn. I guess they don’t get pro…
  • The 8 needs optical compensation. Right now it looks like a gorilla.  Q looks like a refugee from a humanist sans.   
  • I don’t want to start an argument or get into gender debates and psychology, but if you look at a, let’s say 12 year old’s handwring. And you take a ‘stereotypical’ identified male and female (stereotypical as in what the media has portrayed to be ‘…
  • Any final thoughts? 
  • AbiRasheed said: To illustrate what I was trying to say last nite, I drew up an [example]. Excuse the shaky hands, will take a few jars of coffee to kill last nite's buzz. In the example, 1 is basically to address the heaviness from overlapping…
  • Found a beauty today whilst doing research. 
  • Hrant H. Papazian said: I like: — Rational contrast distribution sans wonky thin verticals and thick horizontals.* Something like this? 
  • ITC Modern no. 216 is also quite beautiful. I think @Nick Shinn Scotch Modern a little more cheerful, what was the restoration based on? I wish I had more knowledge of historical restorations—but can I assume they were similar specimens?—Or am I…
  • Starting to look better? 
  • @AbiRasheed That makes sense, I understand. The only drawback I see is that the junctions (? I think that's the term) are now a point instead of rounded, perhaps once I get the placement correct I can round the corners. I'll send some screenshots o…
  • @AbiRasheed Thanks, I agree, the trifurcated idea was some-what arbitrary. I think most references I have seen that follow this style are bifurcated... Here is what I'm working with now: I still need to work on the spine and the bowl of the D but w…
  • The variable fonts are only the basic glyph set, bot much in terms of punctuation or symbols ect. Fun to play with though! 
  • I was speaking in terms of the vintage flare the old beer labels and baseball monograms give off—not a general interest in sports and drinking (although those are great too). I'm a little tired of simple geometric logo grams, and my style is often r…
  • @Craig Eliason I love baseball monograms—and beer, like Anheuser Busch there's something about that historical wood press monogram look that just gives me the most joy. 
  • Didn't realize there was actually a foundry dedicated to monograms  http://www.myfonts.com/foundry/Monogram/ Might have to outsource a bit! 
  • @Andreas Stötzner interesting idea, still looks a little off.... I do like the idea of the spine work you did. Andreas Stötzner said: The main stroke’s contrast balance is quite interesting, indeed. As is the detailing … “de-tailing”…? …
  • @James Puckett I tried the addition of spikes and it looked a little overloaded.... I'm also trying to find some references of some old monograms. I have mostly just found stock images, so I don't have the greatest frame of reference.  @Hrant H. P…
  • Kent Lew said: P.S. All that rounding and softening in the samples you mentioned are later exaggerations of wear-and-tear associated with a romantic notion of the earlier period. Type makers from the 1800s weren’t trying to make their type roun…
  • Hello Simon, this is coming from someone who isn't as skilled as most on this forum. But I did notice something most have not pointed out. The /y/ does look a little too airy in comparison. At a quick glance it seems too fun in comparison, maybe it'…