"Matches" Challenge

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"Matches" Challenge

Post by Dave Crosby » Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:46 pm

I thought about creating a new "Matchstick" font, took a look at what was already out there, and was not impressed.

I started my own, but at 83 my hands are too shaky. Here are my beginnings, the challenge is to finish the font.

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Re: "Matches" Challenge

Post by Dave Crosby » Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:20 pm

I designed a few more.

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Re: "Matches" Challenge

Post by Erwin Denissen » Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:25 pm

It looks great :D

Curious about the full character set.
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Re: "Matches" Challenge

Post by Dave Crosby » Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:27 pm

I like it and hope someone finishes it.
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Re: "Matches" Challenge

Post by PJMiller » Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:20 pm

I've never seen curved matches ! They might be a little awkward to use :lol:

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Re: "Matches" Challenge

Post by Dave Crosby » Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:42 pm

PJMiller wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:20 pm
I've never seen curved matches ! They might be a little awkward to use :lol:
Steam wood and you can bend it any way you want.

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Re: "Matches" Challenge

Post by Dave Crosby » Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:18 am

I thought about "breaking" the matchsticks to make curves, but decided that would add too many points, but perhaps the numbers could be like this:

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Re: "Matches" Challenge

Post by Dave Crosby » Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:17 pm

I think the upper case should have heads up, lowercase heads down - something like this:

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Re: "Matches" Challenge

Post by Lancer21 » Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:31 pm

Some curved letters could be illustrated with curled up burnt matchsticks, don't you think? They sometimes curl up in a spiral or in a circle when they burn for all of their length.

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