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Ofir Shavit

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  • James, Fontark is a design-Tool, it is focused on designing type faster and easier. It's output is an OTF font file ,so it has nothing to do with the OTF spec (It may influence it in the future though).  It is just a set of several complimentary so…
  • James Montalbano said: "How Come It Took So Long To Get Here?" Good question.  In direct relation to this question I have a strong need to mention Fontark, maybe even as a test case. Launched at Sept 2013, developed and enhanced up until…
  • Every thing's worth exploring, I'm just sharing my experience, understanding and view on your specific design. My point is that optics doesn't read or understands traditions, on the contrary.  The only thing that matter is the result, and understan…
  • It doesn't matter in... A. this scale of "contrast", it appears, to me at least, as a distortion rather than something deliberate. B. Your specific design and modern Hebrew letter forms. While traditional Hebrew scripts were constructed according t…
  • Ori Ben-Dor said: What if you want ... You can ask it on Latin scripts as well. What if you want the H parts to be as thick as the Optical illusion decides?  I'd say that if you like your font to look fine, you shouldn't. Here's a logo…
  • I'm specifically talking about the optic driven contrast as the cause for distortion. Did you test the typeface in text layout and smaller size? Since I design my fonts with Fontark, all the first letters construction is made with mono-linear outli…
  • Ori Ben-Dor said: Check out Amigo (a work in progress): I have to disagree Ori, the optical issue should not be ignored in Hebrew and in your typeface. If you like to create a contrast in your typeface, you create it, and balance the le…
  • You can give Fontark a try. It has a super simple and flexible parametric drawing mechanism, plus a cross glyphs control system which makes about 70%-90% of the font design process a joy. It is free, browser based, so no OS dependency, and comes wit…
  • The serifs system for the base of stand alone stems (like in r'T'i'f', not like b'd'u') is: Pointing left = square, pointing right = round. I find it working because the left side is absorbing the flow from the previous letter with contraction, and …
    in Arctedo Comment by Ofir Shavit June 27
  • Ok, that's where I am at with it now.... I feel that the k'w's' are too foreign among the lc, not sure about leaving it like this or normalising them, leaving the bagel knots on the uc only?
    in Arctedo Comment by Ofir Shavit June 27
  • Christian Thalmann said: Humburger: an atheist's lunch. When veganism becomes a religion that's true. Guess I'll have to kill that I'...
    in Arctedo Comment by Ofir Shavit June 21
  • Thanks for the great advises Simon and Chris! Flipping the W' to an M' doesn't work... Widening it does, I think, as well as improving the serif system.  My focus is still on the Uppercase guys PDF attached.
    in Arctedo Comment by Ofir Shavit June 21
  • Thanks Mike! I think I have fixed the X' strokes, made some other improvements and added cross bars to the O' G' D', I'm trying to maintain the closed-shapes aspect as with the W' M' for now. The lowercase are still less developed.
    in Arctedo Comment by Ofir Shavit June 18
  • Very nice! Speaking of efficiency, how much time does it take to create such one glyph variable font (16 key frames), provided you have one ready vector object (horse or anything else)?
  • Very nice work, with personality and delicacy. Few things I notices... R' is too dark A' seems too short O' (and round sides) and S' are spaced to much. Something bothers me with the vertical contrast. The thin strokes in U' N' X' etc' are thinner…
  • Hi, I think it is a nice first font as an exercise, even though it might be too much of a challenge to achieve a good result in first attempt, since the simplest is often the hardest. Looking at a typeface we examine the appeal and harmony of the …
  • Miles Newlyn said:  I could jot messily or I could slow down and write with care. When doing so I've noticed that there is something deeper going beyond... At the very core of it, what you describe here is a certain expansion of consci…
    in Graphology Comment by Ofir Shavit May 15
  • Re(a)sonance, it is all about resonance...
    in Graphology Comment by Ofir Shavit May 11
  • Science can't even kern! It will "flatten" and transcend everything to nothing easily... in the "hands" of those, human beings
    in Graphology Comment by Ofir Shavit May 11
  • Obviously we owe a lot to science, but with all do respect, science has a lot of "bad sides" too, especially when it is in the service of political agendas, but not just, science is such a good political agent because it is very limited and very nar…
    in Graphology Comment by Ofir Shavit May 10
  • My own take on the subject (based on some knowledge in graphology among the rest) is that, first, any conscious practice and development is spiritual practice, for "spirit" is consciousness. Secondly, I think that the therapeutic effectiveness of ha…
    in Graphology Comment by Ofir Shavit May 10
  • Thanks all.  There's so much more to do and develop with this font I guess I had to clear it of my desk and release it. Just to do some other things as well.
  • Hi, Me and @Russell_McGorman are about to start another 1 month long Online type design course with Fontark this May. This is is the description of last year's course, the new one will be quite similar. Send me a message here if you're interested a…
  • Released - 3 weights, 1 free. Thanks all for the support!!! link
  • Few things I've noticed (UC only) ... A' leaning a bit to the right. C' bottom terminal too tight. J' hook to improve. N' might be too wide and stems not equal in thickness, diagonal maybe too thin. S' spine curves are too sharp, top part "shifts" …
  • 1927, wow. It looks so modern.  There are plenty of works made in such styles, it is always a question whether to research (and how much) or jump into the water right away?
  • Thanks Paulo, it takes it's time. Looking forward to see you advance with your typeface!
  • Played a bit with it, the B' and R' seems to me like a good direction to work with the K'. The more you play with it the better you understand the language and find clean solutions. It is by far much easier and efficient to do it with FA than Illust…
  • Hi Paulo, and welcome. You have a nice start, good first typeface practice, and cool inspiration source. I will split my comment to the technical and the styling/design aspects... On the technical side, it seems that your letters are not aligned …