Apricot

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Inliney blackletterish display sans. In progress, but I thought I'd share anyway. UPDATE: 2014-07-31 - Greek in progress
Info: Created on 21st July 2014 . Last edited on 5th August 2015.
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Inline, blackletter and stencil all in one! I think someone else did something like this recently, though it was cursive rather than blackletter. I love what you've done so far. The descenders on y and g work well on g but not y. If you reversed it on y it would probably work, but you're probably not going to do that because it goes against the grain. You could try something like this on for size; perhaps assimilating the bottom right corner more with the likes of a or q:
Comment by Cohnisgone 22nd July 2014
Glad you like it :-)

I considered a y similar to the one you posted, but I didn't like the way the pieces interlocked. The one I designed was based a bit on the New York Times logo, which has a swashy tail.

I also just noticed the 't' was not drawn correctly, so I added a gap near the top :-)
Comment by LexKominek 23rd July 2014
Really nice, Lex! Looking forward to more!
Comment by SquarePeg 23rd July 2014
I like your y, but maybe add the suggested y as an alternate?

Here are some suggestions for alternate a and s :)
Comment by Christian Munk (CMunk) 23rd July 2014
A very strong design - looking forward to more.
Comment by p2pnut 23rd July 2014
Very good! It somehow messes with your perception but I like that.
Comment by laynecom 23rd July 2014
Awesome
Comment by kix 24th July 2014
@CMunk - I debated putting in a double-storey 'a' - yours is better than mine, and I might use it :-)

I also tried out that 's' but I really liked the way the lines wove together in the one I used. Looking at it now, yours might work better density-wise.
Comment by LexKominek 24th July 2014
Very effective, love the shift in perspective!
Comment by four 28th July 2014
You've made great progress here. Regarding s, you could try and make S more like how you had s before; in capitals legibility and weight is often less of an issue. I think you should troubleshoot with Y a little--I have no idea how it could be done this time but alternatives should certainly be explored.
Comment by Cohnisgone 29th July 2014
Just added a ton of numbers and punctuation. Fixed the 'S', 'G', and 'f'. The '2' and the 'z' are identical - I don't think this matters because both look OK in context.

I think the 'Y' gives a bit of that blackletter flair to the font. I was toying with just using a raised 'y', but this looks better to me.

Thanks for all the great feedback :-)
Comment by LexKominek 29th July 2014
Very cool!
Comment by V. Sarela (Yautja) 30th July 2014
Nice an very consistent design. It would certainly qualify as inline face with a hint of blackletter style. However, one could argue that Apricot belongs to the group of so called "ribbon fonts" using a white-striped folded ribbon. 10/10
Comment by Frodo7 31st July 2014
Good catch on the ribbon thing - I was partially inspired by woven/folded straw (and also partially by MC Escher's woodcuts).

After starting on the accents, I'm thinking I might change the punctuation to match the weight of the accents rather than the weight of the letters. Thoughts, anyone?
Comment by LexKominek 31st July 2014
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Apricot” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by Rob Meek (meek) 11th August 2014

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