db Gildas

by beate

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I love both Gildas ❤️, but I prefer this pretty curvy blacky.

Comment by elmoyenique 29th november 2021

@beate - I agree with @elmoyenique.  'Regular' is my favorite of the two.  :^)

Comment by Goatmeal 29th november 2021

Heavy serif pixel font with high contrast. I wouldn't call it a slab serif because the E, F, L, T, Z are not slab serifs; and the C, c, S, s, € are completely devoid of serifs. It doesn't really matter, however, as long as the letters work nicely together. And they do. I would consider the following: the axis of C, G, c, e, 0 (zero), € is backward leaning, whereas the other letters have a perpendicular axis. They don't look good next to each other. The colon and semicolon are not at the same level. Diacritical marks: well-crafted with good proportions in general. The tilde could be a little bigger. The Umlaut, well, it has quarter-size pixels. These are minor things. The font itself looks very impressive. I see some resemblance to Bodoni and, perhaps Cooper. I may be wrong. The third ingredient of the blend is undoubtedly Beate-style. 10/10 

Comment by Frodo7 29th november 2021

Lovely pixel design, especially the "C/c"

Comment by tortoiseshell 30th november 2021

@ Frodo, 
Thanks Frodo for this comment, it is as always a factual analysis. I see the points mentioned and I am not completely convinced of the result. That's why I posted the two drafts in advance, just to read some constructive criticism - as formulated by you. 
Spontaneously, I had also thought more of a serif, but most of the serifs are more like a slab. I am also not happy with the trema. It looks too strong next to the other diacritics... There is definitely room for improvement. 

Comment by beate 30th november 2021

A font with a very pleasant, homely character. It's like a font like this can be seen on a Merry Christmas sweater (and the pixel size allows it). The only thing that confuses me is the letter M, with a serif at the bottom, as if it were an inverted W.

Comment by Dmitriy Sychiov (Sychoff) 1st december 2021

Thanks for your nice comments : )
@elmo, @Goatmeal, @Dmitriy

Comment by beate 1st december 2021
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “db Gildas” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by Rob Meek (meek) 2nd december 2021
Comment by beate 2nd december 2021

Thank you Rob for the special mention. 

Comment by beate 2nd december 2021

Congratulations on the TP! Have you drawn those lovely pixel matrioskas? BTW, I thought I appreciated a bit more space than usual on the right side of O, Q and g. Also, the A is a bit skewed to the left and overlaps when it follows other letters (R, K, M ...), IMHO, although this may have been done on purpose, Maestra.

Comment by elmoyenique 2nd december 2021

@ elmo
They are actually vector drawings, but I simplified them and reassembled them from individual squares in the style of the font.

Yes, the A is intentionally moved to the left. V, W, Y were too. I will definitely change that, especially since I decided to still continue working on the kerning. 

: )

Comment by beate 2nd december 2021

i have a question: how did you get these "ft" and "ct" ligatures? is that unicode character sets, a patreon only feature, or something else?

Comment by erikkoev 3rd december 2021

@erikkoev I don't know. i've never seen those ligatures before.

Comment by Logan Roman (Logan2020) 3rd december 2021

ft≠ſt => Latin small ligature long S T/U+FB05 (U+017F & U+0074)
ct: Private Use Area

Comment by beate 3rd december 2021

What a beautiful pixel font! I love the contrast, the ligatures and of course the illustration.

Comment by four 6th december 2021


Comment by p4bl0 7th december 2021

@ four Thank you very much.

Comment by beate 8th december 2021

@p4bl0 you know saying that hurts the creator's feelings.

Comment by Logan Roman (Logan2020) 8th december 2021

@beate also i'm glad i got to know you and those ligatures you found.

Comment by Logan Roman (Logan2020) 8th december 2021

@ Logan 2020
I'm glad to read that, thanks for your curiosity, interest and comment.

Comment by beate 9th december 2021
Comment by Logan Roman (Logan2020) 10th december 2021

Beautiful serif!!

Comment by Tatarka Type Foundry (TTF) 14th december 2021

Looks like Cooper Black and Times New Roman mixed

Ik this is a serif font, but it says slab

Comment by Tatarka Type Foundry (TTF) 8th march 2022

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