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art deco fonts have long captured my imagination

here is a first attempt, built on the 1x1 grid scale

Info: Created on 22nd May 2020 . Last edited on 23rd May 2020.
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Nice! Also, Is it just me or is the T slightly taller than the other letters?

Comment by BWM 22nd May 2020

It was, thank you for noticing!

All of the letters should now all have the same uniform height

Comment by swash.buckler 22nd May 2020
Comment by swash.buckler 22nd May 2020

I like the 6 a lot, so weird, lovely

Comment by JingYo 22nd May 2020

Cool art deco/Broadway vibes. Very minimal and consistent. Sweet, I love it. 

A couple points of critique - because I care: 

- have you thought about making the "S" circular? It's optically a bit unexpected and thus a little illegible that it's pretty much a flipped "Z" and I see no design constraints to not have it circular. 

- I think "M" and "W" would benefit from having only one of their stems thick. 

- my guess is that "B" has its smaller bowl on the bottom to make it more consistent with "E" and "H" - I don't think it's ideal. 

- I'd tighten the spacing by at least 1/4.

- "Q" is absolutely gorgeous. 

Yes, the nubmers. They're a bit unfortunate in my opinion, but that's maybe due to working with a small grid. Although smaller - 1 brick high - circles (with same weight) could prove useful. Or .5 brick high quarter corners, using the standard mac & cheese corners. 

And even if you deliberately went for that sharp top and bottom look for the "S" and numbers, to me they look a bit forced compared to the overall form of the typeface. But DON'T change the "8". It's perfect. 

I've attached an image to explain my points, some suggestions etc. It's NOT a screenshot from FontStruct, it's straight out of Adobe Illustrator, so may not be entirely doable in FS.

Of course - you have all the right to disagree and I respect that. Those are just suggestions or how I would improve it. It's your vision and ultimately your font. 

It's still great as it is! 

Comment by Neoqueto 23rd May 2020

Thank you for your critique and glyph sample! I tried some of the techniques included in the sample, and while some of the designs did not transfer as well into fontstruct as I would have hoped, reducing the W and M looks noticeably better, those adjustments have been made (a new sameple is included below). Thanks for the input!

Comment by swash.buckler 23rd May 2020
Comment by swash.buckler 23rd May 2020

This is great. I agree with @Neoqueto on the spacing.

Comment by Rob Meek (meek) 23rd May 2020

@meek, thank you for the comment, the spacing has been adjusted. Please let me know of any thoughts you may have, the input is greatly appreciated!

Comment by swash.buckler 23rd May 2020
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “art thief” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by Rob Meek (meek) 26th May 2020

@meek, thank you very much for the top pick!

Comment by swash.buckler 26th May 2020

thats cool

Comment by daniel1122 11th June 2020

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