Methedras Slab

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by Frodo7
See also Methedras Slab SC by Frodo7.

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Info: Created on 9th October 2016 . Last edited on 29th October 2016.
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Sturdy slab serif named after the southernmost peak of the Misty Mountains. Latin/Cyrillic all caps character set. Work in progress.

This font was based on a typography poster I saw a long time ago. Unfortunately, there was no indication of the font name, or of the font designer's name on the poster. It was a few lines of text, all in capitals, containing about 80% of the English alphabet. No numbers, no punctuation marks, no diacritics, or special characters, whatsoever. I thought, it was a good starting point for a new typeface. I've changed the proportions of the letters a bit, redesigned some of the original letters I didn't like and created the rest of the character set, including the Cyrillic alphabet. I wish, I could give credit to the original typographer.

Comment by Frodo7 10th October 2016

I like it. Can you add greek can you make the = portion of the # thicker just a bit

Comment by brynda1231 10th October 2016

How do you make such fonts?

Comment by brynda1231 10th October 2016

Good font

Comment by Dmitriy Sychiov (Sychoff) 10th October 2016
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Methedras Slab” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by Rob Meek (meek) 11th October 2016

Can you make a font for my b-day 10-13 (please include greek as well as well as a capital final sigma)

Comment by brynda1231 11th October 2016

@Rob Meek: Thank you very much for the special mention. This is my first fontstruction built by the new HTML5 engine. It worked without a hitch.

Comment by Frodo7 12th October 2016

@brynda1231: I wish, it would be that easy to make a new font at such a short notice. Usually, it takes long weeks or months to create a good font. Sometimes even years. This font was in the pipeline long before I actually built it in FS. I've never made a Greek set. I don't know how to do it. My knowledge of the Greek alphabet is limited to the few letters commonly used in Science.

Comment by Frodo7 12th October 2016

@Frodo7: The greek letters should appear correctly on your system...

ΑΒΓΔΕΖΗΘΙΚΛΜΝΞΟΠΡ΢ΣΤΥΦΧΨΩ

After that, you should be able to do the lowercase letters

αβγδεζηθικλμνξοπρςστυφχψω

There, you can do the accents if you want

Acute

Diraeris

Both at once

Then, you can expand the block a little if you want.

Comment by brynda1231 12th October 2016

Happy Birthday to me!

Comment by brynda1231 13th October 2016

@brynda1231: HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope it was a very special day for you.

Comment by Frodo7 13th October 2016

Part of my message is missing. I told there what could be improved in the Cyrillic. Ж can be made wider so that it blends seamlessly with the letter М width. Number 3 and letter З should be swapped. Breve without notch looks bad in a serif font, you need to add a notch. Right at the top Г is necessary to narrow down, but not as much as that Т.The cut at Л needs to be made as at Д. The letter Л may stick out more to the left.

Comment by Dmitriy Sychiov (Sychoff) 13th October 2016

@Sychoff: I followed your guidance and made some changes accordingly. The Г and Л looks a lot better now and more authentic. The З and Й likewise. I kept the Ж, however, as it was. It's a monster letter, already too wide. I designed it to harmonize with the W, and the ШЩ. Thank you for your help.

Comment by Frodo7 14th October 2016

Yes, I know about this problem with 'Ж', but did not see any more a font in which reception with the narrow middle would be used in 'Ш', and in 'Ж' at the same time (for example a_MachinaNova). M seems to me too wide. It in the nature of this letter to be the monster (we call it an insect). Maybe then it is necessary to make lateral strokes narrower? And at 'Ы' it is possible at a stick on the right above to make a normal serif.

Comment by Dmitriy Sychiov (Sychoff) 15th October 2016

@Sychoff: Yes, I wasn't sure about the Ы; I've changed the serif on it back and forth. Thanks for the feedback. Well, the M, the W, as well as the Ж, and Ш happens to be the same width: 28 bricks. That looks fine to me. It is a mere coincidence for the letter M, I didn't know about until now. The preference of bigger or smaller girth of any particular glyph is a matter of taste, designers can argue about endlessly. 

Comment by Frodo7 15th October 2016

I've made lower case letters for both Latin and Cyrillic. Punctuation marks have been modified. Perhaps, I should redesign the diacritics, and make them bigger.

Comment by Frodo7 16th October 2016
Comment by Frodo7 29th October 2016
Comment by Frodo7 29th October 2016

Beautiful Cyrillics!

p.s. @ fs staff, the sample text may need adding some other languages and scripts )

Comment by architaraz 22nd November 2016

@architaraz: Thank you for your comment. It seems quite difficult to find good dummy text for Cyrillic containing every letter in one sentence.

Comment by Frodo7 22nd November 2016

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