by Tobias Sommer (shasta)

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Feels like years since I've shared my last fontstructions...
This one's been lying around in the private box for quite a while because I didn't find the inner peace to do an extended character set. Originally I just trying to get an acceptable A using a 2x1 filter setting, but somehow it grew to a whole typeface. (That makes any word written in capital letters look like a tobacco brand, hence the name...)

Sample coming after a few hours of sleep!

(My favourite letter is by the way the ß... Inspired by Berlin street signs.)


Comment by Tobias Sommer (shasta) 30th march 2010
Hm... Can you use "tasty" for cigarettes? Or is that only for stuff you eat?
English experts please. :)
Comment by Tobias Sommer (shasta) 30th march 2010
Excellent work shasta.

I'm sure the American cigarette companies would like to label their goods as tasty, but I doubt the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) would let them. :)
Comment by aphoria 31st march 2010
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Nicotiana” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by afrojet 1st april 2010
Extremely well executed. Not a bum note in site. Perfectly crafted and very usable..... then there's the superb sample, truly brilliant.
Comment by djnippa 7th april 2010
So balanaced, so readable.

As to 'tasty' ... I guess it depends on what you roll with the tobacco :)
Comment by p2pnut 7th april 2010
Tasty: I guess it, applies to everything you put in your mouth, including non-food items, e.g. toothpaste, chewing gum, tobacco (for chewing). I'm not sure taste is a major factor of the seduction of cigarettes. Nice slab serif, and professional demo pic. 10/10
Comment by Frodo7 7th april 2010

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