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Alps (very first font !)

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:08 pm
by schezar5
Hello everyone,

Here's my very first font, there's a lot of work to do (SC, accents, layout & design of the overview etc. etc.) but I'll be happy to have a feedback of some type designers/lovers/pedestrians passing by :roll:

Any comments will be greatly appreciated,

http://schezar5.zoomshare.com/files/alps.pdf

Nicolas


PS : I have to apologize for my crappy English but you'll notice that my mother tongue is French :twisted:

PS 2 : You're right, adding transparency in Indesign was not a good idea :D

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:30 pm
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Hard to comment on the font without the font file to look at closely. You seem to have done a good job with the spacing, which is hard to get right, but I noticed a problem with the spacing of the ff ligature in the italic.

The PDF file is huge (6.58 Mbytes) because it is all graphics. Why not use text?

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:43 pm
by schezar5
Yes, there's some kerning problems.... in fact I forgot the add the kerning after the liga & accentuated caracters :x

And I knew it was a bad idea to make a "complex" layout ( in the postproccessing way) but I'd like to make a specimen with some esthetics and not just text...

Anything else to say Bhikkhu ? about the caracter shapes or weights... it seems the the "o" is a little bit too bold for exemple

Thanks a lot for your feedback

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:48 pm
by Bhikkhu Pesala
If you want to send me the font I can take a closer look, otherwise it not possible to examine it properly.

Posted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 3:49 pm
by schezar5
I'll send you the f file aswhen I will have done all he work that will be needed in order to have a "complete" type face ... Thanks for your interest :wink: