R advice

Banjo's picture

I have an antique custom-lettered / engraved book cover that I'm trying to trace and use the general style of the type to create a logo for a band.

Right now I'm trying to turn a capital P into an R. I'm not sure if this is the kind of leg I should use or not, but so far it's the only one that has looked ok. Hoping for some advice / critique on this. Thanks so much!


P (original):

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pennsylvania-illustrated-R2.gif8.76 KB
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Banjo's picture

I just realized this is totally a spam double-post. I forgot about my other topic in the Logos forum. Please forgive me and feel free to delete this post, mods.

hrant's picture

That leg looks great! Assuming the letter is supposed to be going "uphill".


George Thomas's picture

I agree that it looks great, but it is too wide. The original is a condensed design and the new leg extends outward too much. Otherwise, good job!

Banjo's picture

Thanks George, I appreciate the useful feedback. Spot on. I'd love for you to take a look at the finished design when it's done (I'm about 1/3 of the way through the rest of the letters now) and tell me if you still think the leg extends too far. I agree with you that normally it shouldn't, but as the leading character in the logo I wonder if it won't end up looking better over-extended as it is now. Can't wait to get the rest of the characters finished so we can see in context!

donshottype's picture

Your design of the leg has a lot of flair, No matter how you make it narrower it's going to loose some of this. Here is one possible starting point. This is clip & paste on a jpeg image. In vector the curves of the leg could be improved considerably.

The bowls on _R_ are often do not descend as far as the bowls on _P_. An idea might be to shift the bottom of the bowl on _P_ upward before doing this type of leg for the _R_.

donshottype's picture

Another option with this design is a concave leg on the _R_.

This one looks more Victorian.

theplatypus's picture

Great critique George.

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