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Building the Alphabet:
UPPERCASE part 2

Last week I started working on the uppercase with the letters "H" and "O". This week I dived into the characters with strong verticals and horizontals, "I, T, E, F" and "L". These five characters are based closely on the "H" with the simple orthogonal strokes. Uppercase I Going back to my research, I remembered I'd need to do an alternate "I" with no serifs [...]

2017-08-14T23:32:56+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Categories: How, Type|Tags: , , |

Building the Alphabet:
UPPERCASE part 1

Last week I drew "s" to finish up the basic Latin lowercase. This week I started the uppercase with the letters "H" and "O". These two characters give the basic structures for much of the uppercase aplphabet. They set the tone for width, overshoot, stroke thickness, and spacing. (Spacing will become important when I begin putting the letters in the font file.) Uppercase H The [...]

2017-08-07T19:59:34+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Categories: How, Type|Tags: , , |

Building the Alphabet:
lowercase part 8

Last week I did the diagonals: "v", "w", "x", "k", and "z". This week I did the letter "s" to complete the basic Latin lowercase. There will be other characters in the lowercase I'm not as familiar with, but those will come later. Lowercase s Honestly, I expected this to be a lot harder. It was certainly awkward to draw, but again, drawing it just [...]

2017-07-31T20:41:46+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Categories: How, Type|Tags: , , |

Building the Alphabet:
lowercase part 7

Last week I worked on "f", "t", "i", and "j"—the cross strokes and tittles. This week I'm diving into diagonals with "v", "w", "x", "k", and "z". Lowercase v I started by referencing the "y", which I did earlier for the sake of the descender (which was not the wisest move, but what's done is done). I looked at the counter space there, and referenced [...]

2017-07-24T21:15:46+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Categories: How, Type|Tags: , , |

Building the Alphabet:
lowercase part 6

Last week I did "g" and "y" to get some descenders out of the way, and realized my flawed planning. This week, my plans worked out a bit better as I worked on "f", "t", "i", and "j" (or cross strokes and tittles, which sounds a bit racy). Lowercase t I got "t" out of the way first, as it seemed easiest. And it was. [...]

2017-07-17T22:54:23+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Categories: How, Type|Tags: , , |

Building the Alphabet:
lowercase part 5

Last week I did "m", "r" and "u", highlighting some nuanced but vital differences in arc forms in the process. This week I stuck with my plan and did "g" and "y" to get some descenders out of the way. I did these with the thought that they might have some similarity of form in the descender to work with. Nope. I'm not sure why [...]

2017-07-11T16:56:26+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Categories: How, Type|Tags: , , |

Building the Alphabet:
lowercase part 4

Last week the focus was on round letters "c" and "e" and a letter related to "d", the sigle story "a". It was a bit scattered, as "a" was closer in form to the letters I did the week before. So last week I aslo planned out my letter groups a bit better. This week I did letters related to "n". The "m", "r" and [...]

2017-07-10T22:59:55+00:00 July 4th, 2017|Categories: How, Type|Tags: , , |

Building the Alphabet:
lowercase part 3

Last week I worked on more of the lowercase alphabet: "l, h, b, d, p" and "q". I also realized what a process a hand-done font really is. But the project continues! This week, I zigged right tackling "c" and "e" and zagged left to work on "a". More round letters (c and e) One of the first letters I did was the lowercase "o". [...]

2017-06-26T22:26:14+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Categories: How, Type|Tags: , , |

Building the Alphabet:
lowercase part 2

Last week I began building the lowercase alphabet using "n" and "o" as a starting place. This week I moved on to "l, h, b, d, p" and "q". When I started this font I thought, "Hey! If I do a hand made font, then I can just scan in the letterforms. I won't have to mess around as much with tweaking curves and node [...]

2017-06-20T09:35:24+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Categories: How, Type|Tags: , , |

Building the Alphabet: lowercase

Working to build the character set, I have to figure out where to start. Building a font means building a system of interlinked glyphs. Each one relates to the other in a variety of ways. I can maintain unity through repetition of certain characteristics throughout the character set. Ultimately, I want to be able to put any combination, quantity, and kind of charater from my [...]

2017-06-19T17:31:57+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Categories: How, Type|Tags: , , |