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Info: Created on 4th March 2011 . Last edited on 10th March 2011.
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23 Comments

Comment by intaglio 4th March 2011
’Struct. Yeah.

10/10, even in advance of caps!
Comment by William Leverette (will.i.ૐ) 4th March 2011
You've got something special here. More please!
Comment by Rob Meek (meek) 4th March 2011
Yeah, keep going!
Comment by aphoria 4th March 2011
I'm with the guys: the font has soul! Complete it, pleasssse!
Comment by elmoyenique 4th March 2011
I'll join the gang too! Please keep goin! lol
Comment by Ken Bruce (crispycraker) 4th March 2011
Phew! The tension's getting to me. I think I'll go for a lie down. I shouldn't be practicing my tightrope-walking in public.
Comment by intaglio 5th March 2011
Aah! What a fantastic, dysfunctional creation!
Comment by Logan Thomason (xenophilius) 5th March 2011
Glad you like it. I'm going to finish it and then invite anyone who feels so inclined to suggest fixes. I've made so many arbitrary decisions that some of the glyphs are suffering an identity crisis.
It may not be fixable, of course, but it will be fun finding out.
Comment by intaglio 5th March 2011
It’s somehow this amazing gothic (as in sans) metal graffiti script. No staid corners on this one. Completely linear and yet dancing with life. All that astonishing beauty in even the harmony of the imperfections, all these dynamic overshoots, willfully irregular strokes, classy decenders (wow on the success of both esses)! How do you do it, intaglio?!

And then you based this almost exclusively on an asymmetrical pentagon! This has the makings of a true classic, intaglio. meek is so right about this one being special.
Comment by William Leverette (will.i.ૐ) 5th March 2011
Now the question is di I stick with the eccentricities or calm it down somewhat? The caps, particularly, show an uneasy mix-and-non-match (B,D,P,R). At the moment it looks as if the ghost of some random caligrapher got in there. I think I will probably have to make those joins more in keeping with the rest of it. Then there's the Q. Any suggestions?

I'll sleep on it. Tomorrow the obvious outsiders will be staring me in the face.
Comment by intaglio 5th March 2011
Haha, I wasn’t taking the calligraphy element as random at all, just winsomely modern! Some of the most astonishing innovations in hand lettering seem to emerge fully formed from the crucible of pure typographic naivité. I mean, what beautiful babies come from these non-matches.

Not to say your are at all typographically naive, quite the opposite. Yet you have given yourself rules that compel you to do “the wrong thing”. Keep doing it then, it’s working!

And that Q is totally bad ASS! I suggest you don’t change a brick of it.

Really hard for me to say what to change when I personally love all the inconsistencies. You may need a more objective analysis, but such an analysis is antithetical to the spirit of this font. I would say: all the most amazing fontstructions take flight with their flaws, and this one among them!
Comment by William Leverette (will.i.ૐ) 6th March 2011
Can I vote twice?
Comment by elmoyenique 6th March 2011
Heh heh! The rest of the numerals are going to be a bit of a brain-teaser.

@will.i.ૐ: I think you're probably right, rationalising it would wreck it. Besides, where to start?!
I don't mind being naive, by the way. I haven't had any training in typography. I'll always be grateful that one of my first bosses in the industry alerted me to the world of typography. That would be 1971. Phew.
Comment by intaglio 6th March 2011
@meek: Why isn't this a Top Pick???
Comment by Agent Demonic Ladybug 7th March 2011
Well, technically it's not finished. I'm a bit stuck knowing how to go about some of the numerals.
Comment by intaglio 7th March 2011
Mr Lennon. I think he's at his best when he's writing mad lyrics as opposed to saving the world.
Comment by intaglio 7th March 2011
@intaglio: Dear maestro, you know it. Create a glyph is to solve a labyrinth. Create a font is like solve 300 labyrinths all togethers in a row. If we love Typography, we can try solve the more of these labyrints. The Future is here round us each second! You do it!
Comment by elmoyenique 7th March 2011
Yeah. That's what I love about typography. Everything affects everything else. It's certainly a challenge.
Comment by intaglio 7th March 2011
I see those numerals took some fancy punching. Nice! All caps is capital-B Bold.

If there is one change to make, it’s further differentiating (just a bit, if possible) the C and G.
Comment by William Leverette (will.i.ૐ) 8th March 2011
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “boxica” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by Rob Meek (meek) 9th March 2011
Thanks Mr Meek!
@will.i.ૐ: just for you... exception 13b:
Comment by intaglio 10th March 2011
;-D
Comment by William Leverette (will.i.ૐ) 13th March 2011

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