FOCUS

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Focus is a geometric sans serif and the principal form started from my other font "Van". I used a code to transform some parts of the letters and also change some caracthers to change the felling. I know that jpg are no so good than swf to take a look better the samples but I hope this images give a real impression of the work.
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Another nice one, Ricardo. I like the general letter
shapes. They remind me of Haapaaranta's designs...
http://209.192.249.179/fonts/fontshow/db.cgi?db=default&uid=default&ID=807&ww=on&view_records=View+Records

and some of the bauhaus faces...
http://bowfinprintworks.com/BauhausFaces.html

While I love rounded outside corners (they make
me giddy) the bleeding inside corners are a bit
extreme for me (especially in the Regular weight),
but that may be personal preference, rather than a
real problem. Also, are those notches taken out of
the right feet on the Bold 'M' and 'N' and bottom of
the 'V' or is it just the GIF file behaving poorly?

Stephen

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Ricardo, I really like this face a lot. It's as if "Bauhaus" were to grow up. (At least it's a more modern take on it).

I have to agree with Stephen a bit here, that some of the letters are filling in--the caps A and M especially. It's starting to take on an over-inked quality, somewhat like FF Blur.

In both regular and bold it seems like the lc j is too thick, or perhaps it's the descender that's too curved. Or, perhaps I'm just extra sensitive to Js because I have one at the start of my name.

Good luck,

joe

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For the "2", it might be a good idea in this context to break with tradition: make it ascending?

hhp

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Thank's for all sujections every one. I made some corrections and take a look this new review.
Regards for all.

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Very nice. Bravo.

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Hello Stephane and sorry about to respond only now. The reson that I prefereded included the old style figures on my Focus presentation was to broked the rigid and all linning visual references. On my original set I had inclued the linning figures, like you can see on this last images to exemplify the idea. Like I said on my explication introduction, this type face derive from other my project "Van", which I tryed to change the felling and give a new apperence to this typography (mix the old and modern abordage). All most my type faces Have linning figures on my principal set and normaly I
reserved old style figures to differents version. I add the exemples on a image to show you the other figures.
Thank's for the questions and the encourage.

Best regards / Ricardo

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Hello again Stephane.
This typography are not be distribut by any font library but be attenction to your e-mail to discust the deal. Ricardo
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sginer's picture

Hello

ok thanks again, i'm going to !

see you later by mail.

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Hello ruben and thank's to asking for this good pointing. Your pointing is not a problem and of course that I like answer to all kind of questions which give me other vision about this and other works. The reson of the differences betten old style and linnig are because I wanted use the rigid form on linnig figure ( 1 ) without bar.
The version with old style figures I prefered used a bar to make a different contrast ( simulate serif) and because this typography starts from a tipical sans-serif and during the time I had been make corrections and change some points that are convencional in this kind of family. And of course that I admired this kind of apperence (with bar) which I had been thinkig to used on future projects on the linning set. Thank's and regards / Ricardo

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This is Focus Oblique and was made to complet better the variations of this font. I maintain the same apperence of the others weights with a cool oblique apperence simulate the italic. The Office version is the same font but is adapt for correspondence, technical texts or other kind of applications. Critics are wealcome.

Ricardo

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I agree with Joe, but is it that the lc "j" is too thick, or is it that the lc "i" and lc "l" are too thin?

I'm especially fond of the numeral figures. The only other comment I would make on them is that the "2" looks a tiny bit narrow next to the other figures.

Very nice.

David Thometz

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Boa! Ricardo

God work.

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Boa! Ricardo

Good work.

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This type is just great. But why not adding some regular numbers characters, in order to use this one for some technical documents ?

Bravo anyways

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;)

thx for the response ! the linning numbers looks good ! where this type can be bought ?
i'm interested to try it for a catalog.
can we make a deal or did this type is or will be distributed by someone ?

thanks !

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hello ricardo

why does your old style 1 have a botom bar and the lining 1 doesn't?

i'm just asking not pointing a problem.

thanks

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