Fimbriae

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Definitely needs some work... there's a few inconsistencies... suggestions always welcome.
Info: Created on 26th October 2009 . Last edited on 7th November 2009.
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Beautiful g and &.
Comment by aphoria 1st November 2009
It's well on it's way ... I also love the g and &. Not sure about the bits eaten out of the ascenders.
Comment by p2pnut 1st November 2009
I going to add that little nice detail in the q to my favorite list.
Comment by cayo 1st November 2009
And I AM starting to read my comments before posting embarassing typos...
Comment by cayo 1st November 2009
This is very nice. Kinda quirky, and distinctive. Looks decayed, and Victorian/Parisian with it's curves.
I always think sets deserve an upper case where possible, and I think your numbers need to be a little taller.
8 looks a bit twisted. q could do with a slightly longer stem (although it's still one of my fav's) and not sure about the tail at the end of the 'w'.

Comment by djnippa 1st November 2009
Very smooth and organic. Fimbriae successfully hides its humble brick origin. 10/10
Comment by Frodo7 1st November 2009
Thanks everyone - some interesting comments...

Oddly enough the 'g' was one of the ones I struggle/struggled with most - it had the right personality but never really seemed to fit in my opinion, but maybe I can learn to love it.

Your description is spot on Nippa - and I'll definitely be adding the uppercase at some point - but I wanted to try and resolve the lowercase first, with the view that it might make the uppercase characters more easily settled upon. The slightly stumpy number-height was a consideration and since you point it out, I may well increase it - probably after I've finished the capitals though. You were right about the 'q', but I'm not sure about the '8' - I wanted it to somehow mirror the construction of the 'g' - if that makes sense. And with regards the tail on the 'w', I'm far from decided on that one - it seemed to need a little embellishment to bring it in line with the other characters, but maybe not in that way.

I've also made the crests in the ascenders a little more subtle. This was one of those fonts that continually changed from its original direction and the crests were one of the last remaining details, which I'm too attached to I'm afraid - but I think the newer ones are better.

I think it's getting there, so thanks for all the input so far.
Comment by chr.s 1st November 2009
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Fimbriae” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by gferreira_admin 3rd November 2009
Wow, the upper case begins. How exciting, as it's looking really cool.
Feelin the new sexier cuts in the ascenders. A great improvement.
Comment by djnippa 3rd November 2009
My reservations about the ascenders have now vanished :) and the U/C shows such promise.
Comment by p2pnut 4th November 2009
Thanks to everyone for the great comments - they really do mean a lot.

However, I'd almost finished the first half of the uppercase when I decided to see how it looked in public preview - most things seemed to be OK as far as I was concerned until I clicked again on 'edit'. Now whenever the fontstructor tries to load Fimbriae, it causes some kind of glitch and I'm left looking at a dark grey screen. I don't know if maybe cloning it would mean I could continue with a copy, but I'd rather not do that. Has anyone else had this kind of error before and come up with a solution?

Help!
Comment by chr.s 7th November 2009
Ouch! That's frustrating ... to say the least. Sorry, but I haven't experienced this, so have no advice to offer. I wish you well with it.
Comment by p2pnut 7th November 2009
Try completely clearing your browser’s cache. If that doesn’t work (or if you don’t want to) try another browser (Firefox, Safari, Opera, etc.), open, save, and you should be good to go. : )
Comment by William Leverette (will.i.ૐ) 8th November 2009
Thanks for the advice will.i.ૐ but I'm afraid that didn't work for me - it's definitely a problem with Fontstrust itself.

Cloning it sort of worked, in that it would open the application, but there were too many glitches and oddities to make editing a possibility... I may have inadvertently 'circuit-bent' fontstruct.

I think it's going to have to be a case of copying each character into a new 'struction; which may not happen for a while. Oh well, such is the nature of the digital realm.
Comment by chr.s 8th November 2009
Yes I've had the same error. It doesn't seem to be permanent though. It only happens if I've got too much other stuff opened. Simply shut off you comp, and reboot. Opening just Fontstruct.
It's almost as bad as the 'terror brick' - which when you delete a certain brick, then it won't let you save. That brick, if moved, tweaked or deleted will stop you saving. It usually happens when the memory in Fontstruct starts to dwindle.
Comment by djnippa 8th November 2009
Space on 'f' needs closing a bit.
Comment by djnippa 8th November 2009
chr.s, I've forwarded this case to Rob. Fingers crossed!
Comment by gferreira_admin 9th November 2009
When I had these problems – FS wouldn’t work for me in Firefox on Mac OS X – I simply took it out of the browser environment. I’m successfully running FS in Prism by Mozilla as a standalone application ever since.
I can only recommend this.
Comment by sebastianberns 9th November 2009

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