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Another Eurostile-based font. Something you'd see on the side of a spaceship.

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Great font! We need the sample with the spaceship view, really!

Comment by elmoyenique Sat, 20th january

What a proper crafted and sturdy font.
A design that emits a strong personality but was carefully made by someone with that gentle love and care for sculpting perfection. I spot countless of small variational depth and little nuances. Something that always shines through from each of the individual characters in your fonts. This one is no exception.

The random recurring futuristic touches on some of the letters are more than capable of making any 80s synthwave enthusiasts to drive into self-oscillation overtones and is well distributed throughout the entire alphabet set to add that extra sub-oscillator voice layer without causing latency to disrupt that pleasant rhythm.

I really notice some obvious growth within your recent works. Especially in the subtle, yet ever more complex geometry that is typically well thought of and executed toward a flawless victory. The various typographic nuances and elements that went into the design of the letterforms, simply nice!

It checks most of the boxes like: beautifully crafted glyphs, optical correction, well balanced, and text rendering has a nice overall rhythmic flow.

All of these are cramped into a very usable package that could even K.O. Mike Tyson with it's uppercase.

I like it a lot.

Some thing I would like to point out:
• I'm not sure if G is optimal the way it almost fully enclose the counter. Even though its transposed into S as well. I do have the feeling it's more of a disruptive factor in G's asymmetrical nature. Whereas the cross-symmetrical nature of the letter S helps mellowing its tone a bit down to more acceptable amplitude. But this might be personal preference.

• Z's stroke feels a bit heavy, W also feel somewhat overweight.

• The leg for R on the other hand could be slight thicker

• Also for some weird optical reason K feels as if its actually flipped vertically. In its current form it appears as if the arm is actually thicker than its leg, hence the vertically flipped interpretation. I don't know what is going on here that is causing this, but you might want to consider compensating for this by adding some slight extra beef to its leg. Similar like what I suggested for the letter R.

Of course it obvious that these are only some quick observations rather than Mr. Myagi style wax-on-wax-off martial arts moves that make the font Hi-Fi Stereo. But these might at least be worth checking out to test.

— Nonetheless, stellar contribution once more.

Comment by Sed4tives Sat, 20th january

Crisp and nicely balanced with space-vibe details.

Comment by four Sun, 21st january
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Startracker” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by Rob Meek (meek) Mon, 22nd january

Congratulations once again!

Comment by elmoyenique Mon, 22nd january

@V. Sarela (Yautja) - Now THIS is my kind of "futuristic" font!  Congratulations.  :^)

Comment by Goatmeal Mon, 22nd january

Lovely space age font, i have been really enjoying very-wide and very-thin fonts recently

Comment by Noah F. Ross (winty5) Mon, 22nd january

Thanks, everyone! Sample coming.

@Sed4tives: Thanks for you eagle-eyed observations. (The Bad Gear references in your comments didn't go unnoticed!)

To me, the G/R/W/Z look fine, but I updated the uppercase G/K/R and left the originals in the lowercase for comparison (although I trimmed down k's arm). The thicker leg on K looks better, but on R it looks a bit too thick to me... Let me know what you think.

Comment by V. Sarela (Yautja) Tue, 23rd january

Wonderful font!

Comment by Chris Burgess (maneman) Tue, 23rd january

I wonder if an alternate A with the crossbar is in the plans because the crossbarless (yes, that's a word) A might get confused with the V when it's upside down.

It could go into the Private Use Area as FontStruct provides access to every single Unicode block since July, 2021.

Comment by Bryndan W. Meyerholt (BWM) Wed, 24th january

A

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