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Ofir Shavit

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  • Last video, of the 5th day typeface - Egul 2h 40m of sequential work (after editing) accelerated X10 to a 24m  video, from the first scratch to 2 final and balanced weights of Egul typeface. This time with a 7X7 Matrix, which is 49 SXs (anchors), …
  • Jasper de Waard said: ... Villi-stense looks awesome! Thanks a lot @Jasper de Waard and @Nathan Zimet. Any impression of Fontark?
  • Day 3's font, Villi-stense, a stencil gesture to the traditional Hebrew Vilna typeface, demonstrates a different technique with fontark. Done entirely "by sight" (no tracing/layering/measuring) and only one weight. 2 X 15min speed up clips this …
  • I have started the font a day week, with something simple, I had to, in order to understand the amount of work and how to spread my efforts along the day, for the rest of the days of that week. OS_Zusha, the 3 weights cursive Hebrew typeface create…
  • Things to notice in the video... The designer orientation of the User Interface - There are no commands in menus,  every action is accessible by a click when it is optional. (Those menu-list-commands were "invented" by programmers, not by designe…
  • Exactly a week ago, it was DAY2 of the font-a-day-week session I made, and now day2's video is ready. I managed to squeeze the entire work with Fontark (which took about 5-6 hours, not including breaks) to a 30 minutes video. From a blank set of g…
  • I agree with Chris, the fundamental difference between art and design is the functionality. Design is mostly for things that people use and interact with... Buildings - to live in, Tools - to operate, Graphics - to communicate. The "human interfac…
  • It has ended! 5 days in which I woke up every day, sketching a font and by the end of it I have released*** a brand new typeface. The recordings of the process of each day will be edited and published soon. *** I have released 3 typefaces as draft…
  • Christian Thalmann said: New version looks more harmonious... Yes, I've done some work there, but was caught by about 3 different stroke styles and couldn't resolve it in time. I like most the E' and some other letters that seems to me …
  • Eventually I've decided not to release DAY2's font. I'm not satisfied of it and would like to keep on developing it later. Moving on to DAY3... Today's font will be a gesture to a traditional Hebrew font, and I will not nudge you here about it I'…
  • Here are the weight extraction experiments (before clean ups) I'm going to fix and release tonight only the 2 middle weights... And get ready for tomorrow : ) Check out the digits too...
  • Getting late   That's where I am with this font, and I think it is reasonable for the task of the day. If you have more comments I'll be very happy to hear them, and will be able to tune things up things for the next two hours or so, in which I'm …
  • Thanks Christian! It is all on the make right now and going to change a lot. I'll give it one or two more hours and try the weights testing, I think it'll help to make some decisions.
  • A twist in the lower case... Going to mix the two now. Advises are welcome...
  • Upper case draft is ready...
  • James Puckett said: It would be good marketing to take your long recordings, cut them down to time-lapse videos, and post them to YouTube. Thanks James, will do. It is also very pleasing to watch real fast, it shows the huge design proce…
  • Well, The typeface is up at my website ! 3 weights including webfonts, The web page build up almost broke me, lol. Oh... and it's name is Zusha! I have 6 hours of recordings of the Fontark phase. Will get them edited and shared. Getting ready for …
  • OK!  I have stopped streaming for today. Got out of Fontark with a satisfying (for the task) design, with 3 wights! From now on it is all Fontlab... fine turnings, cleanups and naming. Hope to be launching the typeface in 2-3 hours. Here's the r…
  • So far that's what I came up with. Optical compensations are done too. Soon I'll start the weights extraction....
  • By now I've finished the initial letters drawing (including digits and basic punctuation) - ! And... started forming the font look - 2 There's still a lot of design work, and decision making, due to the short time limitation, Then performing optica…
  • John Hudson said: Will you be recording the video stream? I won't be able to tune in to watch it live, but would like to see the process. Good luck, and have fun. Thanks! I will record the sessions. This is today's streaming link:   ht…
  • All is set. I'll start streaming in few hours...  I'll create a streaming link for each day for the next 5 days, and post them here. Watching the stream is anonymous. I have no way to know who's watching and when. You don't even need to install or …
  • I'm all for freedom of expression, I don't mind people using the term stroke, and Hrant quoting himself. But while Hrant's arguments against using stroke are legitimate and insightful, as well as arguable, trying to shut him up or "manage" his activ…
  • Nick Shinn said: The Reactions are fluff. I don’t use them consistently, and rarely pay attention to them. But I just discovered what the “Quote” button does, and will definitely use that in future. I like your comment    
  • #1 is most suited  #2 is most beautiful #3 my favorite
  • The joints of the V'v' is less of a problem, the thing is since the joint is "pointy" (on the bottom part) it needs an overshoot (to lower it a bit under the base line) to look leveled with the rest of the letters (Same to the A' top). "Trimming" th…
  • I'm not sure whether it is part of the restrictive rules you have adopted, but I think that the lack of many optical corrections (such as: horizontal and diagonal lines seems thicker, round-straight joints are too dark, V'v' are "levitating", rounds…
  • In mice for example, even though the left one is much newer it is much less comfortable to work with than the right one.
  • BTW a common ergonomics misconception is since our fingers are rounded concave touch or grip areas will be more comfortable since it follows the rounded topography of the fingers, exactly the opposite is true. Our hands has developed/designed to gr…
  • George Thomas said: Check back with us on how it's working out when you start wearing bifocals or trifocals. This might force you to straight up your back even more, with eyes levelled with the top of the screen.