Union Made (working title)

ned wright's picture

I've been really tired of seeing how much brothers gets used, so I wanted to make an alternative with a little more character.

Thus, union made:

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Nick Job's picture

Would love to see a pdf (or more visuals closer up).

I think it may well be superb!

ned wright's picture

i'll post a pdf tomorrow AM :)

Ratbaggy's picture

looking awesome!

can't wait for more.


Paul Ducco
Logo Design Melbourne

glyphobet's picture

This looks really interesting. Let us know when you post the PDF.


ned wright's picture

Sorry this took so long... check out:


glyphobet's picture

It would help to see the letters close-up, and to see some actual text set in it. I like it in general. It's hard to tell, but it might be a bit too regular & consistent across glyphs -- almost formulaic. Varying some of them a bit might be in order.


ned wright's picture

Couple months later..... added a PDF for you guys to peep.

Nick Job's picture

Ned, Ned, Ned...Constructionally speaking, this is absolutely outrageous and makes no sense at all. So I have to ask the question, why do I have such a broad grin on my face every time I look at this bad boy? There are some crazy curves in it that I would never have chosen in a million years. That said, you're most definitely on the edge of something very, very cool. Maybe I want clearer rules to be established across the font, for example the R has an ink trap on its counter that the B doesn't have. Why? And yet, it's a thing of beauty and very different. Is it pure self-indulgence on your part or do you have a 'use' for it (other than bringing a smile to people's faces, of course)?

ned wright's picture

hah, nick..

It's the first font I've really ever spent much time building. So what your seeing is a series of mistakes, luck, an appreciation for history + the midwest, with a touch of bare-bones (typography 101 represent) intuition from a 23 year old kid out of college.

Yeah, i see what your saying with the ink trap. I really wanted to build this font to have a certain small town charm, extra character if you will, but still work as a system. It does have hic-ups, things that come from no where (i.e. the A).. but aesthetically speaking I feel like it mostly holds together (the X has been troublesome).

How would you suggest I proceed from here? Really want to make this thing mint.

glyphobet's picture

Some minor points: The crossbar on the small-cap a seems too wide. The top of the small-cap b seems too thick, and I agree with Nick that both Bs need ink traps like the P and R. I'd like to see punctuation. You might experiment with making a few of the glyphs wider, like the N, R, X and K -- right now it's almost monospace with wide M and W.

I particularly like the flair on the top of the B, the diagonal crossbar of the A and H, the ink traps, and the punched-out detail in the lower right. In general I think this is great and nearly ready for prime-time.


cerulean's picture

I worry a little that the dingus in the lower right makes the O look too much like a Q.

biwerw's picture

Nice work, Liked this when I first saw it in Sr. Project.

poor mans superman's picture

Fantastic work. Minor thing, but I feel like the 3 is a little off. Where all the angles meet on the left seems ot be a bit jarring...makes it look like it's hunched over almost. Still awesome though...if you were selling this somewhere I'd buy it.

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