Early Days

matt_bluett's picture

Hey, this is my first attempt at designing a typeface. At this stage, I

Grant Hutchinson's picture

>The 'A' -- the interior apex is too high (for my eyes)
>The 'M' -- the join is to square and flat.

I really don't mind the extended apex, but it probably would work better within the context of the other characters if the treatment were used in other glyph - like the cap M for instance. Changing the angle of the inner slopes of the M to match an inverted A shape might help bring the detail together.

Nice start.

matt_bluett's picture

Hey cheers, yeah I

kris's picture

hmm, Mr Bluett I presume? ; ) Welcome my friend,
your participation is long overdue!

I'm not convinced about the squared "D", it is a little
too symmetrical along the horizontal axis for my taste.
The crossbar of your "H" is too high, and I would open
up the bowl of the "P" for I find it too square and too
small as it stands. Have you tried playing with the
serifs, because they all look cut and pasted, a spot
of variation wouldn't go amiss my good man.

What did you think of the vega party? pretty good huh!
sigh. no longer a student, just an unemployed designer!

matt_bluett's picture

Yeah, still very much in the early days. I

taran80's picture

it's a raster pdf:-)?

matt_bluett's picture

Sorry, will post again later.

matt_bluett's picture

Alright, try this.


application/pdfmmm
tiger.pdf (161.7 k)

taran80's picture

it's rough

Grant Hutchinson's picture

Mmmm, that's getting very nice. The subtle cupping is a great detail. And the swooping R is lovely. Looks like you've managed to solve the weight distribution issues and the join in the M as well.

Show us more please!

Miss Tiffany's picture

This is fun. Reminds me of Emigre's Fairplex and a bit of Font Bureau's Meyer Two.

The 'A' -- the interior apex is too high (for my eyes)
The 'M' -- the join is to square and flat.

Nice color. I've been wanting a bolder version of Meyer Two.

:-)

Miss Tiffany's picture

Ashton. I'll agree with Grant, I love how much more dressed-up it is. More "painted lady" and less "ghost town". Your 'M' is much better. Could the serif coming out of the 'G' (top) be a little more convex, alluding to the larger convex shapes you now have? I also like the 'R', but would hope for an alternate version that isn't quite as swashy. And the sharp points might be better to have the a tiny flats. NIce!!

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