Agara Black Italic

andrijtype's picture

dear typophiles!

i'd like to show you my new display type project:
it is bold, rough and vivid.
i've draw already all-slavic cyrillics and all-european latins.
i like it and please tell me what do you think about them.

thank you!

picture is here:
http://type.org.ua/agara_show.gif

paul d hunt's picture

andrij, as with all your work, i think this is great! the letters are indeed very lively. i think we'd need to see more text set to see if the latin portion really holds together. it looks a bit gappy in places, but it's hard to tell what's causing this without more to look at.

andrijtype's picture

paul, thank you!
please look on sample with small text in 24 and 36pt here:
http://type.org.ua/agara_gappytext.gif

paul d hunt's picture

i guess this font probably just needs some kerning (which i'm guessing is currently missing). the "it" combination was the only real troublesome gap i noticed in your set text. "ij" was also a problem in your initial image as were "uv". it seems like the serifs/strokes or whatever they are are a bit too large in places, but that is part of what gives this such great character. maybe the design needs to be regularized a bit to reduce this problem? contextual alternates might be another way to solve some of these spacing issues. or again, maybe it's just kerning...

blank's picture

This is a great design that just seems to smile up at you! Where characters in Agara really fit together well it looks great; t followed by h, i followed by n.

Here are my nitpicks:

There's a big gap showing up between l followed by a or d, and the space after the apostrophe is pretty distracting, especially with the spacing before the apostrophe being to tight. It seems like theres a much bigger gap following h and n than there is following m, it might just be an optical trick.

I'm also not to hot on that z dipping under the baseline. It's a pretty letter, but I could see a lot of designers redrawing it just ao that it doesn't stand out. I wouldn't get rid of it, but it would probably be a good idea to have an alternate that fits better with everything else.

Henyk's picture

top of main stem in "d" unfortunately seems cutted...

andrijtype's picture

thank you paul,
thank you jpad,
thank you henyk!

i add a bit of kerning, and make alternative -z-.
i think i'd like some gapping with this letters.
please look here:
http://type.org.ua/agara_new_z.gif
and i am so sorry for big delay.

hrant's picture

I hadn't seen this - very charming!
You have a great touch.

hhp

andrijtype's picture

thanks hrant!
now i've start to draw light face too

andrijtype's picture

hurrah!
Agara released as 'Agarsky' at myFonts:
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/andrijtype/agarsky/
cyrillic & latin

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