Dirigible *FS

by SymbioticDesign
Cloned from Mothership *FS by SymbioticDesign.

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Restyled clone of Mothership (with no alternates so that this particular style edit is more solid).  This one is intended to be used as an actual font, as opposed to simply recreating the logo (which is what the last two fonts I cloned this one from were about).


Is there any way to address the leading (space between lines), or set the line height?  Thanks!  -DP

Comment by SymbioticDesign 15th may 2018

Well, it looks like this one and a few others didn't make it from the transition of the old editor to this one.  The lines weren't all squashed together, overwriting each other, before. 

Too bad, I still had work to do.

Comment by SymbioticDesign 17th may 2018

Thanks to a tip from T.C. White, I have been able to salvage a lot of fonts. 

I just had to put an extremely very low line in at some otherwise unused character (I always specials for this) in order to straighten FontStruct's previews out.  I've already been back to work on this.

Comment by SymbioticDesign 2nd july 2018

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Restyled clone of Mothership (with no alternates so that this particular style edit is more solid).

This variant makes a departure from the inspiration of the logo and simply tries to tie it all up neatly in a style that is more closely associated with the used on the 'Celebration Day' album. more specifically, Dirigible uses the P and p that is shaped more like the R, r, D and d. I extended the leg of the J, N and P (in the style of the M).

I narrowed the T, U, V and W, then added a long leg to the W and w.

I've added half a block to the underline so that on the lowercase letter underlines will overlap the L and Z and there is no gap.

So that we can still use the lowercase characters whether they follow an L or Z or not, I am getting rid of the end quasi-serifs there (which usually completed the end foot of the L or Z). This should make the font more usable.

I opened up the space between the top and middle cross leg of the B, b, E, e, F and f so that it is more legible at smaller sizes. That created certain alignment problems, so I nixed the second crossbar of the A, a, H, h and 4, then I aligned the remaining crossbar with the others.

I'm not sure where to put the end serif. I was thinking the non-breaking space, but that would destroy some functionality. But I want it easily accessible. I decided to make a period that would work and maybe do double duty as a period. Hope that works.

I took the extra alternates out of this one and added some accented letters in this same style, this time.

I started making a variety of letters that the system didn't copy letters to, as well (just playing with it).

Comment by SymbioticDesign 13th november 2018

SpongeBob SquarePants in this font, with my lowercase in it…

Comment by Bryndan W. Meyerholt (BWM) 3rd november 2019

The underline of lc Z doesn't seem to connect to the (lowercase) letter to it's right…

Comment by Bryndan W. Meyerholt (BWM) 6th november 2019

OK, I think I spotted the issue and resolved the situation.  If not, let me know.  I tried loading this font on my system and for some reason neither Photoshop (CS3 nor CC) showed it, which is also worrisome for me.  But that is probably my unique system, I hope.

Remember that this is primarily a display font and I don't think kerning was even possible (in Fontstruct) when I created it and published it.  But, I think it may be fixed?  I hope so.  ;)

Comment by SymbioticDesign 7th november 2019

I also tried to finish the English Pound symbol (sorta quickly). 

Comment by SymbioticDesign 7th november 2019

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