Discord - new brazilian monoline sans serif

rafaelneder's picture

Hello,

In the the last days I'm working in a new design. The inspiration is in the aesthetics of machines an in the geometric typefaces used in CAD softwares. In the project I tried a friendly-eye approach through proportions, spacing (no manospaced) and optic adjustments in the weight of the lines.

http://www.rafaelneder.com/discord/

Please tell me what you guys think

ill sans's picture

Looking good!

rafaelneder's picture

Oh thanks.

Talking with Fabio Haag in a brazilian discussion list we both agree with some proportions changes.

The proportions of letters /B/P/R/S/V/Z should be softly extended

In the other hand the group /O/C/D/G/Q/ should be softly condensed

The /M is to wide. To fix I need to work in the junction of the vertical and diagonal strokes. And futher apply on /N

The the crossbar on the numbers 5/6/9 must go down (something like /8 or /H

rafaelneder's picture

Proportions adjustaments in characters /B/P/R/S/Z (softly extended) and /O/C/D/G/Q/ (softly condensed).

Number adjustments 4569

http://www.rafaelneder.com/discord/discord_19_09_2006.pdf

Emiliano Amadei's picture

Looks very nice. The lowercase characters look quite charming and it seems to be readable in a medium size text. Another great work from Brasil.

Emiliano Amadei

rafaelneder's picture

Hello, after a long pause I`m back. In the past weeks I fix some drawings on several glyphs and change some proportions.

To the family I'm planning some ligatures and alternates but this is my first OpenType adventure and I'm having a lot of pain in the generation of the font files but i will fix it soon. Please check:

http://www.rafaelneder.com/discord/

Emiliano Amadei's picture

I don't know if is just me, but the letters don't seem to have the same baseline. I know that the 't' and the 'l' don't, but i the word 'behind' i have a odd feeling. My guess is that the bottom of 'b' 'e' and 'd' are hinted and the h' 'i' and 'n' aren't. The metrics of 'f' and 'r' leave a big white area and the metrics of 't' and 'l' are too small. A good example is the word 'software'.
Another thing, your diacritics seem a little out of place, like the Â, Ô, Û, and the ~ looks to wide for the lowercase letters.

Emiliano Amadei

rafaelneder's picture

Hi Emiliano,

well all the letters have the same baseline and only /t and /l have have an optical adjustment because of the end of the strokes.

I agree with you about the metrics of /f /l and /t in the whole picture they are to wide, but to me the /r problem stills on the drawing. The arm are to big and the negative space blow up.

Emiliano Amadei's picture

Could you post a new pdf of what you have now?
What i was saying about the baseline is that when a letter like your 'i' 'h' and 'r' that begins with a vertical stroke and no support at the base, it tends, when rendered, to look smaller and bolder when compared to a complex form ghyph like 's' or 'a'. With a little hinting you can solve this problem.

Emiliano Amadei

rafaelneder's picture

I will publish the modifications on the weekend.

Sorry but I can't see the problems that you apointend int he glyps /i/h/r

rafaelneder's picture

I will publish the modifications on the weekend.

Sorry but I can't see the problems that you apointend int he glyps /i/h/r

rafaelneder's picture

After a long period of development finally I released Discord. Inspired in the machine aesthetics and in the human conflict with them, Discord is a flexible family of sixteen fonts designed to be used in a wide range of work. Ready for multilingual support and with advanced OpenType features such as Small Caps and Old Style Numbers.

Take a look!

mk2's picture

The URL is broken at the time I'm writing this.

rafaelneder's picture

Yes. I change the url of my website in the last year and lost some files.

mk2's picture

Found a little typo here, it reads "cooming on T26." :D

Congratulation for the release, by the way.

sim's picture

Congratulations for the work you've done!

ill sans's picture

The Stencil N is great!!!

rafaelneder's picture

Thanks everyone. Now at t26 too.

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