Code name: ROUGE

germ's picture

ROUGE: A display font. Used as a logotype and then expaned to a full character set. The intentions are that of a display face for titles and labels. I have tried to build alternate characters with the intention that they be used as MINIMAL accents to the Regular face.
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andrew_baker's picture

I like this a lot. Especially the flavor of the alternates.

In Rouge Reg.

I see some little incongruities (flatness in the top of the lc d's counter - compare with g, the fleck at the tip of the lc k)

UC A - more air in the counter?

the lc k's arm feels cramped, id open it up a bit

I'm also not too fond of the number 4

I feel uncomfortable posting in these forums, because im just a beginner, but those are some of my thoughts.


Rene Verkaart's picture

Hi Jeremy,

I like it. In Rouge Alt the "W" is a little to wide for me.


kris's picture

Neato! It is very 'dark'. Perhaps the wild west gone a
little goth. I agree with Andrew- the UC A and SC A
need some air to breath, drop the crossbar a little. The
SC W looks too wide, snap it into shape. Original, to my
eyes. Good show old bean!

ryebread's picture

I like this. Lots of fun options too.

I like to think of type (in one sense) like legos, something you can play/build with. The more options/pieces you have, the greater variety of things you can build. Something like that.

I would consider smoothing out the swash decenders/ascenders in the alternate set. Some of them are nice and smooth (like the A), but most seem to have some anchor-point bumps in there. I attached an image, so hopefully you'll see what I mean. Granted, they are tricky to get out, but resolving this makes your face much more professional.

Have you made any progress since posting this?


Swash Problems.gif

hrant's picture

This is pretty cool.

Ryan, those are probably Flash distortions to the outlines. They might be cured by exporting as TT and/or defining the inflection points explicitly.


germ's picture

Thanks for the comments everybody. I'm still new to this forum and I value the wisdom you all share. And I really appreciate some fresh eyes looking at it, I'm way too close to it to see some of it's problems.
In answer to Ryan's question

artist's picture

Rouge is a fancy type face which can be used on singage imitsating the Old West.

Any word on its release at

Yours truly,

Isaac's picture

i'm surprised no one mentioned the Q. that's the first thing i noticed when i looked at the regular version. that tiny tail doesn't make it instantly recognizable as a Q. very cool stuff.

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