STH - Sirena 1.0 released

rdgranados's picture

I'm looking for some general feedback on this new face of mine, and I'm also looking for some tips to get the automatic ligs working right.
http://www.stereotypehaus.com

thx
RD

paul d hunt's picture

very cool. i love this kind of thing. auto ligs should work with PostScript fonts if named properly. (I'm not sure if this is just standard ligatures or any ligatures that are named using the x_x syntax, does anyone know?) If you are generating OpenType fonts, you will need to do the OT programming to get ligatures to form automatically.

Jazza's picture

I like it but there is something optically wrong with the lower case s.
I know it suits and mimicks the upper case s and has the curl of q etc.
But as is the only letter that has carry on linkage, it leaves it inconsistant
with the other letters.

rdgranados's picture

P, thanks for taking a look, glad you dig it. I've created all the ligs and now Chester from thirst is helping me out getting them to work. Keep you posted - maybe you can help me test it- & feeedback after you put it to use.

Cheers.

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RD Granados
Stereo Type Haus

rdgranados's picture

The lowercase s is very odd indeed, but thats what I think gives the face it's unique character - and attracted me in the first place - it is not academic, optically sound & logical... but it conveys a sense of the street vernacular I am getting more interesting in, and I think it's important to bring this sensibility to type design. Perhaps I could do another version with a more predicatable s, something that designers like yourself may feel more comfortable with. Thanks for the feedback!

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RD Granados
Stereo Type Haus

paul d hunt's picture

i love the s, it and the q have the most personality in the lower case. perhaps some more flamboyant characters or alternates would make this face more cohesive. if you need help with anything, feel free to contact me as well, but you're in good hands with chester.

Miss Tiffany's picture

Both Q and q rock. If anything I wonder if the S isn't upside down? The s is great, I agree, but is a little wide. The arm on the r seems thin and the t seems lopsided. The h seems a little narrow. Overall this is A LOT of fun.

rdgranados's picture

I agree, some alternates would be sweet... will do,

Thanks for the gesture to help out man, i'll keep you posted.

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RD Granados
Stereo Type Haus

rdgranados's picture

yeah I See what your saying about the r, and the s could be a bit wide, will do some tweeks and see what happens - thanks for the feedback.

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RD Granados
Stereo Type Haus

ebensorkin's picture

There is something about the S getting narrow in your photo example that seems to work better than the slow slope you are using. It's wacky looking to do what they do in the photo- in a way - but also strangely orthodox too. It seems to read more smoothly. It's hard to say way I feel this way but I do.

BTW I don't mean copy what they did - but maybe riff on it.

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