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Here's a recent project... Any thoughts, impressions?
Hi John, I think I am seeing several designs within this one. I like the grouping of the 1,2,7,Z as they are all thin by the use of single block , the A,B,C,D,O,P,Q,0,8 work well together but the rest do not work smoothly together as a unit. the X is something else, my favorite character. here is a few designs from around the world that use a similar design concept and in my opinion did a really nice job.
Thanks for the advice, guys! I've always loved Stadia although it turns out that it's a revival of a much older font created in the Bauhaus way back when... interesting story. Here's a partial redesign: Do you think that having some characters weighted on the top and some weighted at the bottom is a good thing? Or should it be more consistent?
I think the weight "imbalance" is a key feature. hhp
I think the Bauhaus font was slightly different perhaps something more like this one below . This one I believe was redone by Henrik Kuble (Danish) for fontyoufonts.com
Right now it's a big, lovable mess. There are lots of interesting individual characters, but they're not hanging together as a whole. I think the most successful characters are the ones with the greatest thick/thin contrast: F,G,S,T,L,3. I'd like to see that top- or bottom-heavy approach applied throughout. Not sure the pixel/stair-stepping technique works for the Z,2 or 7 either. You might consider applying the rounded corner approach of the K. The double lump of the I and W is cool, too. More of that, maybe?