by Aeolien

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Inspired by trying to thread heddles on a 4-shafter ......... 

The design uses a lot of nudging, a little stacking and composites, using some of the exciting extended capabilities of the FontStructor.

The font's name is Maori and means "weaving".

This font is as finished as I need to have it at the moment. I'll add a few more glyphs later.

Info: Created on 25th October 2016 . Last edited on Thu, 12th December.
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Comment by Aeolien 10th November 2016
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Raranga” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by Rob Meek (meek) 10th November 2016

One of your finest creations with stunning FS technique.

Comment by architaraz 11th November 2016

Love it!

Comment by laynecom 11th November 2016

Meek, thank you for this new TP --- and for the new FontStructor :) Without it this font's curved slots alone would have required about 28 px height for just one of the eyelet slopes to get the effect I wanted.

Comment by Aeolien 11th November 2016

@ architaraz & laynecom: thank you for your praise, it means a lot as you both belong to the established skilled true designers here :)

Comment by Aeolien 11th November 2016

Nice work. I like the way some letters - all capitals - venture into descender territory. Occasionally, there is partial overlap between the "L" and "J", or between the "L" and "Y", however. I would consider having a shorter "L" as alternate for such situations. Congratulations for the Top Pick. 10/10

Comment by Frodo7 11th November 2016

@ Frodo, thank you for appreciation and good observations :) A "LL" is on the LC "L", a shorter "L" on the LC "k", a new tail on the "A" to give a better look when used before LL.

Comment by Aeolien 11th November 2016

It has a new "J", a few more useful punctuation marks and symbols. It's finished as far as I want to have it, so grab it if you can use it, while it's available ;)

Comment by Aeolien 12th November 2016

@Aeolien Can somebody give me ideas for my new font "Apliciplicititations!"

Comment by brynda1231 14th November 2016

@ brynda: please talk about and ask questions about your own fonts only in the comments areas that belong to your own fonts. Comments regarding members' fonts belong with their fonts ;)

Comment by Aeolien 14th November 2016

What the .. is this "3" man , it looks sh*t ! but the rest is great !!!

Comment by Romain1 21st November 2016

A beautiful, stylish and fluid font. Congrats on the top pick, fully deserved. I do agree with Romain1 about the number 3, though not the way he expresses himself. I also wonder if the upper case M should be rounded at the top right in keeping with other letters. A super font.

Comment by wicci 22nd November 2016

@ wicci: thank you. I have changed the top of the M, is this better? @ Romain1 : I improved the "3" you disliked and imagine you'll comment favourably.

Comment by Aeolien 23rd November 2016

0 and O are too similar to eachother could you perhaps put a stroke on the number 0?

Comment by brynda1231 6th December 2016

@ brynda: the 0 and O are the same because 

*start teaching* all heddles on a loom have the same eye or maybe a doubled one *end teaching*

;) A line or stroke barricades the eye's opening and damages  threads.

Comment by Aeolien 6th December 2016

Are you using a loom to create the glyphs, Latgin-1?

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Comment by brynda1231 6th December 2016

@brynda:one of my hobbies is weaving :) My fonts are in my head, put on paper, then made with FontStruct. I used "weaving imagery" here in my comment :) The Øø is Danish

Comment by Aeolien 6th December 2016

This is a powerful font. It also turns my stomach. The font is high quality 9/10, and I really dislike it. I would like to give it a -9/10. I wish Fontstruct had a way to rate fonts that are really effective in a way that is disturbing. As it is I can't rate this font. 1/10 does not do it justice. 9/10 means I like it. So -9/10.

Comment by jonrgrover 3rd January 2018

It could be a great font for the cover of a horro novel.

Comment by jonrgrover 4th January 2018

Wait. You’re from New Zealand?

Comment by TH3_C0N-MAN Tue, 10th December

@TH3_C0N-MAN: I'm not from New Zealand but have a very dear penfriend there. Hence my fascination with the country, the Māori and their culture, and my A+ for my Art Baccalaureat presentations about art and craft work this fascinating culture has developed over centuries.

Comment by Aeolien Tue, 10th December

I finally found a good "Zero" for Raranga and adjusted the "8" :)

Comment by Aeolien Tue, 10th December

Oh cool. I’m from New Zealand. I didn’t think that people outside the country would be interested in Māori culture and stuff.

It’s pretty easy to make fonts for Te Reo Māori because we only have fourteen letters in the alphabet!

Ka pai.

Comment by TH3_C0N-MAN Tue, 10th December

Finally giving this one a close look... that ampersand is far-out! Hope the holiday season is finding you well, @Aeolien. :D

Comment by zephram Wed, 11th December

TH3_C0N-MAN tēnā rawa atu koe. One of these days I'll learn a few useful words of te reo. I just finished the Māori letters. Thank you @ zeph, glad you like its quirkyvidualism ;))) Happy festive winter/Yule time to you, too

Comment by Aeolien Wed, 11th December

Adjusted spacing of "A" to spacings on Latin1; and diacritics  "I". Thank you @BWM

Comment by Aeolien Thu, 12th December

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