Hubbard hand lettered

roasthorse's picture

Hey guys, not been around here for quite a while, but things have been slow at work so I've had some time to work on another font. This one has been kicking around for a while - I got the inspiration from a 60's jazz album cover. I wanted to do a worn out wood-type font - this one looks hand lettered on the reference I have and I liked the effect. Anyway it's in an early stage right now - just working out the character shapes in freehand, so just general comments wanted really on the work so far.

roasthorse's picture

Thanks for the thumbs up. Actually the 'R' is one of the letters that I had a reference for! but i see what you mean - i'll give it a tweak.
The one that was really giving me problems was the 'M' - I had 'Barnum' (http://www.identifont.com/show?4AX) by my desk to give me a hand but it didn't help much, I hope my solution fits in ok.
The numerals should be cool - could have some fun with those. There won't be an uppercase but I may use the slots for alternate versions, I was thinking maybe broken or worn-out characters or improvised characters. Any other ideas? Does anyone know if/how wooden type typicaly gets broken or worn-out? any examples?
BTW I hadn't done a seting in it yet thanks! Looks cool.

roasthorse's picture

<p>Here's a few more characters. I gave the 'R' a tickle - maybe needs more attention. Some of the other characters need a little work - are there any that look way out?
When I've got the basic forms right I'll do what you suggested and fine tune the widths and serifs.
I checked out Jim Parkinson's site - wow!</p>
<p>sample2</p>

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typophile CMS doesn't understand a paragraph then... ;oP

Miss Tiffany's picture

There is definitely something nice about this.



The 'R' -- the downward stroke seems too thin in comparison.

Miss Tiffany's picture

Joe -- I thought that 'Q' looked familiar. :-) -- If you start setting different words, the thicks and thins that need more work, I think, will become more apparent, as will spacing and serifs that perhaps need shortening or lengthening (is that word?). What about a shadow version? Being that this strikes me as very NikNik shirts and bellbottom pants, Hotel California, a super shadow might be fun. I dunno maybe I'm up in the night.-- Don't forget to visit Jim Parkinson's site either, as far as I'm concerned he is one of the best!

Miss Tiffany's picture

Joe -- How far can you push this? What about the idea of bell-bottoms? And the quirkiness in the R, I wouldn't regularize it any further. I was thinking about this and maybe the quirkiness will be what makes it your own? The exclamation point doesn't seem right?

Miss Tiffany's picture

The 'T' seems short and a little thin. The 'S' seems to be falling backwards. Overall, the characters all share a roundness, so those characters which you've added optical correction to seem too much. Does that make sense?

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