Claes Interlock

claes's picture

since Miss Tiffany asked so nicely in this other thread, here's a sample of my 60s-inspired ligature-heavy typeface which i'm sure is going to be a bastard to kern when that time comes. please note that i'm only in the early stages of creating ligatures so the end result may look very different from this sample.

Miss Tiffany's picture

This is a lot of fun.

I did ask nicely, didn't I? Hmm. Well, thank you. :^) Sorry if I came across as a brat.

Can you post the original sample from which your inspiration came?

Stephen Coles's picture

It's like an Ed Interlock / FF Folk hybrid!

claes's picture

This is a lot of fun.

I did ask nicely, didn’t I? Hmm. Well, thank you. :^) Sorry if I came across as a brat.

Can you post the original sample from which your inspiration came?

oh, i don't mind showing my designs.. i was just hesitant since i'm no überprofessional at it.

haildesign's picture

Hi Claes.
I think it looks good - it does have reference to Ed Interlock and others, but these days what doesn't have a link to others? I think the S is a little harsh and needs a bit of fun injected - maybe you don't need the down strokes - might look better to have them running horizontal. The other letters seem to have a kind of "wacky" feel to them which is great, but the S kind of lacks that and looks a bit like the Apple system font Chicago.
Just my 2 cents. Otherwise she's a beauty.

claes's picture

hail,

you're right about the S's being a bit stiff.. i don't think they would work without the down strokes though, since several other characters have them (C, G).. and it'd make them look a bit thin too. there are definitely other ways to make them more playful and less Chicago though, so thanks for the comment.

Miss Tiffany's picture

In some cases I would disagree. Sometimes you can overthink the design. In this instance it is supposed to be imperfect and spontaneous. If you start over-analyzing you'll lose the spirit.

claes's picture

the challenge (which i'm currently facing) is just that: keeping it spontaneous and imperfect. and to achieve that, find what ligatures to make/use and what to stay away from (even if they'd make great usable ligatures). as i've noticed, a font like this could have a near-infinite number of ligatures, but i highly doubt more would make it look better.. the more definitely won't be the merrier. i certainly have a massive task ahead of me.

fontplayer's picture

I don't know if you'll find any additional inspiration here, but it reminded me of THIS

SuperUltraFabulous's picture

I'll buy it when it comes out!!!

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