In the name of Disco

ninetoes's picture

This is the beginning of my first student typeface. It was influenced by American Bandstand and Aboriginal Art, but turned into "disco-centric hieroglyphics." Let me know what you think...


application/x-macbinarymoonboots
t2 (309.3 k)

ninetoes's picture

let's try that again...


I am working on cleaning up all the small imperfections, and I am playing around with the e, i, r, and j to make them look more cohesive. Do any others look unfit?

matthewj's picture

I like the idea, but it almost looks like there are 2 different fonts here-one set with black dots and another with straight lines. For comparison, look at the m and n. There are some nice forms though, I particularly like the letters styled like the a, b, d, etc. Nice work.

ninetoes's picture

I have changed many of the letters to fit the style much better. I have also taken the "dots" out because I think they were rather cheezy looking. I still think the r is not fitting, so I will work on that one still. Does the x look fitting? I still see it as a little off, but better than before. Any suggestions?

ninetoes's picture

I have changed many of the letters to fit the style much better. I have also taken the "dots" out because I think they were rather cheezy looking. I still think the r is not fitting, so I will work on that one still. Does the x look fitting? I still see it as a little off, but better than before. Any suggestions?

glutton's picture

Angie, what sort of genre do you think of your font as being a part of? The reason I ask is that it looks kind of techno-ey in a way, but also it seems to have some Art Deco elements to my eye.

Keep going with it!

ninetoes's picture

Here are more revisions. Let me know what you think!

ninetoes's picture

In response to John, I also noticed it has some art deco and techno-like feel to it. It wasnt my intent at all though. I began this assignment thinking I would create a typeface that juxtaposed the disco era with hieroglyphics. After playing around with many different forms I noticed that they all had a "space-like" feel to them.

Disco + Hierpgyphics = Spaceballs?

sweet!

But now I need to name it, and I cant decide on a name at all. Any ideas?

hrant's picture

Zoid.

hhp

synch's picture

Saturday Nile Fever? :-)

matthewj's picture

Much better. Save your old ideas, too, maybe you can extract another font from those ideas. I think the x is fitting. You may want to print out a copy at 14 point, just to see if the strokes thin out too much. Overall though, it looks pretty darn good.

ninetoes's picture

Zoid.

i like it!

and Saturday Nile fever! thats great stuff!

thanks for all the feedback!

Stephen Coles's picture

The file above is an EPS. The Typophile forum software
doesn't know how to handle it within your browser,
but you can download it and open in an EPS editor.

Here's a GIF for quick reference:

t2

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