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here's a peek at my font.

i'm modernizing a blackletter.

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On November 7th, 2005 08:25 pm (UTC), shamus9999 commented:
I thought that said "foot".

I looked anyway.
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On November 7th, 2005 08:27 pm (UTC), fuzzdecay replied:
it's been a while since i posted pictures of my feet. i should probably do that.
On November 7th, 2005 08:29 pm (UTC), shamus9999 replied:
I love the caps BTW. The lower case doesn't affect me either way.
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On November 7th, 2005 09:06 pm (UTC), fuzzdecay replied:
I and J are probably my favorite letters :) i was really going for something that kinda fades into the background with the lowercase, so it can be used as book text and still be legible.
On November 7th, 2005 09:25 pm (UTC), shamus9999 replied:
I'd father P's baby. That's the best one. :)
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On November 7th, 2005 08:39 pm (UTC), sokolov commented:
love the caps, the small is good too, but seperated that way it doesn't look like it goes with the caps, or maybe I am just not visualizingit nicely

loving the "X"es tho
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On November 7th, 2005 09:04 pm (UTC), fuzzdecay replied:
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.
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On November 7th, 2005 09:47 pm (UTC), sokolov replied:
Good points on the smaller letters, that makes sense. Of course, you are the expert on such things here so =D

The Upper K does seem to need some work. I am sorry you don't like the X, I think they are cool =D

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On November 7th, 2005 11:13 pm (UTC), fuzzdecay replied:
i'm completely stuck on how to fix that damn thing. i have to keep that basic look with the swoopy thing and the rest of it looking lowercase, and that doesn't really leave much room to make it look pretty. :\
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On November 7th, 2005 09:32 pm (UTC), splunge commented:
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.
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On November 7th, 2005 11:11 pm (UTC), fuzzdecay replied:
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.
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On November 7th, 2005 11:11 pm (UTC), fuzzdecay replied:
well this isn't the first font i've made :P
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On November 7th, 2005 11:28 pm (UTC), aubieturtle commented:
Pretty cool. The uppercase set is quite fun. The lowercase looks a good deal like the font used in Star Trek II.
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