Two unnamed fonts that I have been working on - any an all critique is welcome

KevinThr's picture

I have been very interested in typography for a long time, and have only recently decided to start working towards actually completing a font. These are two projects I'm working on right now. They are both unicase (I really like unicase fonts) - other than that, I think they pretty much speak for themselves. The first one may be a bit ambitious, but hey, let me know what you think! Even if you think it isn't very good. I just want some perspective.

putmeon's picture

very very interesting, but dont you think you should show us a little bit more?
:)

the first one looks kind of strange, i suppose those "outgrowts" should be some kind of "ink traps"?
i doubt that will look good in small sizes. maybe some optimazing would do it.

KevinThr's picture

Here are some sketches of the first one. It's still in very early stages, and I am just sort of having fun with it. and those "outgrowths" you are talking about are really more like serifs - it's really experimental and it's sort my attempt to bring together the humanist aspects of blackletter and oldstyle.

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litera's picture

Interesting you're working on two so much contrasting fonts. Well both are rather bold.

Very nice. The black letter based unicase looks very very nice display font. /S/ is unbalanced thought. And lots is still missing. But is a great start. The way you've designed /a/ is rather unique and beautiful.

Candy on the other hand is not so unique. Don't get me wrong. It's just as well nice, but not as special as the unicase Beast.

Roxi_T's picture

I must say I really like them both, but I love Beast. I'm super interested to see it finished. The little "outgrowths," as you're calling them, are great. Adds a lot of flavor to the face. The /a/ in particular is a beautiful little nugget.
Candy is also really nice. It seems to flow well, but of course I'd have to see a lot more of it to gauge that accurately. I've always been a fan of the heavier style of font, and these are right up my alley. Really nice work.

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