Wackathetica

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by SymbioticDesign
Cloned from Struck by SymbioticDesign.
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Wackathetica is derived from Struck, both fonts were created by me (Doug Peters).

Wackathetica gets its name from the idea that I borrowed styling cues from serif, slab serif, and sans serif, even goth cuts and rounded font typographic designs to make a pretty wacky typeface.  Alternates are included in the unicode Halfwidths and Fullwidths register.

Vertical lines are thick, horizontal lines are skinny.

Copyright Doug Peters (https://www.Doug-Peters.com or https://Dougs.Work) 2019.  This quirky, wacky font is one that is supplied as a bonus font to donators that support my design efforts.  Donations are super appreciated.  Credit for my original work IS also greatly appreciated. 

I guess I would classify it as: Hybrid, Semi-Serif, Casual.
Weight: Bold.
Web font: Yes.
Commercial use: Yes!
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Info: Created on Sat, 16th March . Last edited on Wed, 17th April.
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Originally, I went in to kern Struck, but before I did, as this is one of my eldest fonts, I decided trying to improve it.  But then, I started noticing a nice little design I was trying to do, but wouldn't work with the overall design, so I cloned it and created a new font.  But then, I started changing how I was wanting that one to look, too.  So I created yet another clone... this one, Wackathetica.

Now, maybe I'm crazy, but I cannot find the second clone.  ??? 

I had this written in the description...

"Wackathetica is derived from , which is derived from Struck, all fonts created by Doug Peters."

Only, I can't find it.  So, maybe I am crazy.  That is worrisome.  Argh.  Just as I hit retirement I start losing my mind. 

Comment by SymbioticDesign Mon, 18th March

Note to self: Fix 9, superscript 2, superscript 3 and W.  ...DONE

Comment by SymbioticDesign Mon, 15th April

Just a note:  Because there is such a large line space, or space between lines, I don't think this version of the font should be available for public consumption.  It needs some tweaking in a font editor where I can control the line height and tracking.  But before I get there, I want to finish the Latin Supplemental characters, plus I will kern it here, both things to accomplish here Fontstruct, first (and yet to do).

Comment by SymbioticDesign Mon, 15th April

OK, I see I have lots yet to do:
Add the appropriate accents to the stray U's and Y's.  DONE
Clean-up my logo TMs so that they look like the TMs in the font.  DONE
Clean-up the last TM so that it is appropriate for this font.  DONE
Restyle the ^ or reposition it so that it doesn't make the line height too tall (as it is).  DONE
Kern it. - Capital combos DONE. - Lowercase combos DONE. - Upper to Lower cases DONE.
Finish the Latin Supplemental.  DONE
Add some more punctuation (DONE), currency signs (DONE) and symbols (DONE)... but I can add more later, let me know if you have any glyph requests.

But, it's getting there.  Time to see what everyone else thinks...

Comment by SymbioticDesign Mon, 15th April
Comment by SymbioticDesign Mon, 15th April

the A is really unique I like it alot. but i have to say i can't stand the colors in ur font sample.

first, full black and full blue is really bad i hope ur owns eyes can tell. An easy way to solve this is simply unsaturate the blue. second, full white is a terrible color (imo), You can just make it a bit darker.

sorry giving more oppinions on colors than typography ;P

Comment by JingYo Mon, 15th April

LOL.  No prob, @JingYo.  I'll be in less of a rush with the next sample.  That was just a sneak peak, anyway.  I've already changed it a lot, but I want to kern it before I'm done.  I'll try to pick a more pleasant palette next time.

Comment by SymbioticDesign Mon, 15th April

Does Cyan on Black look good?

I would think so.  But I think JingYo has a point. 

I was tired actually more interested in getting a simple character sample made, I wasn't really thinking about colors and most wound-up being inspired by my school colors (from a couple colleges). 

Oh well, that has been a criticism of my font sample images before, though I have a certain fascination with optical illustions and proving legibility of the font with a busy or psychedlic design scenario.

I'll put more thought into it next time.

Comment by SymbioticDesign Tue, 16th April

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