i wanted the caps to be more ornamental and the lower case to be more utilitarian, because at small font sizes, a lot of the embellishments in the caps will be lost and then they blend well with the lowercase. I figure the only time people would be using the uppercase large enough to fully apprectiate them would be in an ornamental way, like a headline or whatnot.
the x's are some of my least favorite, along with the uppercase k, lowercase w and uppercase b. i'm hoping to rethink those and come up with something better.
I like the idea, but your caps are sooooo inconsistent.
Heres a blunly honest criticism...
Going by the standard acceptance of capitol letters straight lines, circular curves and 90' angles...
A: The left side should point down like the B, center line thicker like the B
D: No bottom left point, like the B
E: The center horizontal line should be thicker, like the B
F: its backwards from the E, Top line too long, needs bottom spike
I, J : same mis-placement as the F
K: This is a mess
Q: Maybe try the spike coming down off the right side line like the A
S: Match the top line of the S and E with the F and G (make one half shorter or the others longer)
T: Mirror image
U: Im having a hard time coping with the I, J, U, V, W and Y swooping the opposite direction that the rest of the font is going... Rethink?
X: Ugh... thats a capitol I. Rethink.
Z: Hrm.. doenst seem to fit right but not sure how to fix...
Also try it without the additional um.. not sure what the term for it is... the decorative horizontal lines in the I, J, M, W, X and Z
Lower case is pretty good.
l: upper spike in the other direction
s: top line longer
t: spike points down, thicken center line
x: make it look like an actual x, lose the center line
z: lose the center line
Also maybe try scootching the parts of the m, n, u, w, y together one pixel, to make them seem less disjointed
Feel free to call me a ninnyhammer and dismiss my criticisms as trite and flying in the face of art. Or something.
i'm modernizing a blackletter font. not a roman font. the uppercase are uncial, not Roman. the lowercase are uncial, not carolingian miniscule.
and i'm basing it on a german blackletter, which were largely handwritten and decorative with stress strokes broken up into multiple vertical strokes, and the z, x, m, and w all have crossbars in a blackletter. i can't change the uncial h, k, or x because that's a letterform issue and to romanize them would completely kill the part of the assignment where i chose to use blackletter.
also, in a fraktur-esque font, the letters are supposed to look disjointed and like a series of largely vertical strokes. that's just the nature of the letterform because they were handwritten for so long. that's the same reason the font has thin strokes and thick, to mimic the look of handwriting.
now, granted, if you had come at my font criticising it for what it is, that would be a completely different story. :P if i were making a roman font, i would agree with you on some of those points. i plan on changing the B, K, and w.