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The past week I've been working on my very first font made from scratch. What started off as 10 custom letters for an illustration I was working on quickly became a 3-piece fontset (so far) including all possible accents I could find & a complete DIY-construction dingbat. I'm still working on everything, but since I won't be having any time the next few days, I thought It'd be a good time to post it here for some professional comments & advice. Please be gentle though seeing as this is my first time & I don't have any typographic background. I'm just a simple admirer whose real roots lie in illustration.
I've tried to make a handwritten font with a monotype attitude. It's not a real monotype, but all characters are based on the same lines & I've made sure that the "baseline curves" are always vertically aligned so you won't get a messy "scale effect". Having put aesthetics before comfort, this adds a little to its legibility, but it's still not the kind of font you'd want to use for more than a paragraph. The dingbat follows the same thread as to be beeing semi-monotype & interacts perfectly with the typeface. I'm still working on some more plants, hills & critters to enable the user to create his very own "candyland" of sweet flavoured things.
A full character map might follow some day, but in the meantime requests & suggestions will be kindly appreciated ;-)
Hope you all like it!