Copernican

designalchemy's picture

This is a logo typeface I designed for
Copernican Design + Build. A fabricator of fine wood furniture, cabinetry and architectural ornamentation. I would one day like to continue working on it and finish at least one weight.
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hrant's picture

Are the contours supposed to be "choppy"? That's pretty cool.

Overall, I like the funky wrapping you've put on the decidedly classical structure. The "a" is very nice, but the "e" is bothering me - maybe give a flare to the bar (or a small serif). I like the sharp serifs too - they convey a nice dignity, like in Meridien. One thing that's strange though is that the ascenders look shorter than the descenders. Coupled with the fact that the caps are to me a bit large wrt the ascenders (not to mention that making ascenders taller is one of the easier mods, at least in Latin), maybe make the ascenders longer?

hhp

designalchemy's picture

Yes, you are right Hrant, the contours are angled slightly to a soft point. Here is a close-up of the "C" for closer inspection.
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hrant's picture

Looks like armature (especially on that grid). Very nice.

hhp

plainclothes's picture

very cleaver! i like the old-world-meets-digital-precision feel. i do, however, find the "e" (and possibly "p") distracting. i would also like to see the counter of the "a" closed up a bit.

one more thing, the serifs on the "C" look superb at the large size!

designalchemy's picture

As for the funky lc. "e" I toiled with this one for a while and never quite felt like it was perfect. Had a deadline and had to let it go.

designalchemy's picture

Here are a few "work in progress" typographic studies.

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again..

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Christian Robertson's picture

High five on the uncial e. I would cut the beak, but it is precisely the e that gives it the old-world meets tech feel. It only takes one funked out character to give a face a totally distinct feel-- good job on this one.

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