Posted 14.03.2018 @ 6.37PM
My tip, get it into Glyphs and you will be able to fine tune it way more accurately and faster.
This is what I'm working on at the moment. It's very basic shapes, but I'm going to make it OpenType rich with lots of alts.
Posted 14.03.2018 @ 2.34PM
@jamesb nice one! what are you using to make the font?
I would stretch out the COGQS characters a little bit more. They don't feel as extended as the others. They could be made a little fatter too. Optically they're just a little bit light compare to the rest of the font.
Posted 02.03.2018 @ 2.53PM
Glyphs is a great program, and it is intuitive to use.
You can definitely draw it up in illustrator and then copy the paths over to Glyphs (or other font creation program) but if you don't know anything about fonts then it's not going to be so easy for you.
Posted 02.03.2018 @ 2.49PM
No matter how hard you try the printer is never going to get this right, and it's going to frustrate the hell out of you once you start seeing jobs come back in.
I had to deal with something similar in a very old job, but at least the lines coming off the page were straight, so extending was easy.
I would suggest bleeding off to the right if anything with this one.
Posted 14.03.2018 @ 4.16PM
@petree – thanks man :) – just designing it in illustrator than i'll take it into glyphs probably
Yeah, I've been struggling on those haha. Even Making the S to that level was driving me mental, I'll post an update how I get on with it though but I've only spent like half a day or so on it so I'm pretty happy with it so far.
You make typefaces yourself?
I've got a condensed font I want to release soon, it's got a rounded and non rounded version and a few variants – condensed, super condensed, ultra condensed haha. I just don't know how to really go about getting it out there. I need to get on behance too haha
Posted 07.11.2014 @ 11.02AM
Yeah, I agree with @Petree, don't sweat it dude. It's good to constantly be pushing yourself, but everyone needs their own personal off-season.
You're still doing good work and your boss is happy with your performance so take that as a sign that you've levelled up. Some workplaces will have room to accommodate a growing designer with tasks like @Petree mentioned, if not, yeah, maybe it's time to move on.
In the meanwhile, enjoy the photography, soak up all that new inspiration you're getting from doing something different. It'll stop you from burning out and you'll be flexing some creative skills that might have atrophied.
Posted 18.09.2014 @ 12.14PM
Nice combination of current trends and strategic alteration of the 'a' and 'g' @Petree :) What was the thinking behind the poster colours? I find it interesting you chose pink and purple as backgrounds, given I think of those as such 'feminine' colours.
Posted 19.06.2014 @ 11.59AM
I agree with you @Petree - the advertising company would definitely have brought the project to Coke's attention. What I'm not so sure about is that once the font is taken out of the context of how it was made, does it still achieve the outcomes it sets out to do?
You can see from the video that the personal impact on the participants was strong, and I hope that translates into long term self confidence and ambition for them. But remember that point where the woman holds up a bottle with her font on it? How do any of the consumers know that this is her font, and the story behind how it was made? And if they don't know, does the project manage to open communication lines between those who are homeless and those who aren't?
I don't think I know enough about the project to judge the answer, but I do think it's an important question to ask. We wouldn't say a design was a commerical success if the project it worked for didn't sell, and I think applying similar rigour to our community projects can result in better outcomes too.
Only slightly related, but I came across this project today which I thought I'd share here: http://theuniversaltypeface.com/home