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"Matches" Challenge

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

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:20 pm
by Dave Crosby
I designed a few more.

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Re: "Matches" Challenge

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:25 pm
by Erwin Denissen
It looks great :D

Curious about the full character set.

Re: "Matches" Challenge

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:27 pm
by Dave Crosby
I like it and hope someone finishes it.

Re: "Matches" Challenge

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:20 pm
by PJMiller
I've never seen curved matches ! They might be a little awkward to use :lol:

Re: "Matches" Challenge

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

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

Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:17 pm
by Dave Crosby
I think the upper case should have heads up, lowercase heads down - something like this:

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Re: "Matches" Challenge

Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:31 pm
by Lancer21
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.

Re: "Matches" Challenge

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:30 pm
by ClintGoss
I'm thinking this would make a great exercise for a college class.

My wife, Vera, teaches a course at FIT - a State University of New York school with a heavy focus on design. They do have courses that involve font design ... I'm just looking at the course catalog, for example at http://www.fitnyc.edu/graphic-design/index.php ...

Maybe she could pass it on to the appropriate department or teacher ...

Is there a starting point (FCP project)? or just the graphic images ...