STF_OBLONGUS

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OBLONGUS - Modern light weight monolinear geometric sans
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■  Description:
Light weight monolinear geometric sans.

■  Design summary:
One of the most striking features is it's overall well ventilated, light weight and spacious appearence. Some other key features are the glyph's elongated ascenders and descenders. These give the font a somewhat condensed and stretched look. An additional side effect of this is the extra empty vertical space above and bellow a line of text. Contributing even some more to the already ventilated character of the design.
Another key feature are the stylish rounded forms and novel long spurs. I tried to find elegance in it's simplicity, the decorative elements, turns and twists were all done in a very gentle but clearly present manner. All working together these elements give the font a very welcoming, friendly and laid-back vibe. Extra's, such as glyph alternatives will help spicing things up even a bit more.
So, while trying to remain simplistic in nature the font does have some nice stylistic appeal for sure.

■  Tech specs: (measured in square grid units)
Glyphs dimensions:         16 × 8
Weight:                              0.125 (1/8th)
Brick size filter:                 2 ꞉ 2

■  Font features:
 ▪ Basic-Latin, punctuation & symbols
 ▪ Lining & non-lining (oldstyle) numerals
 ▪ Glyph alternatives
 ▪ Partial kerning

■  Update history:
 ▪ [06-24-2022]
     Basic font created
 ▪ [06-24-2022]
     Changed lowecase 'w' with a wider version
 ▪ [06-24-2022]
     Made cursive style lowercase 's' & 'tailed z' glyphs as default style
 ▪ [06-24-2022]
     Partial kerning applied
 ▪ [07-24-2022]
     Added multiple sets of numerals styles
         - Lining (default style)
         - Non-Lining (Oldstyle)
         - Double Struck
           (Slight different, extra decorative, more leaning towards classic style)

 ▪ [07-24-2022]
     Included random stylistic glyph alternates, special characters & ligatures


 - Additional extra characters will follow next update


I hope you like it so far

20 Comments

Comment by Sed4tives 23rd july 2022

How about a wider w?

Comment by elmoyenique 23rd july 2022
Comment by elmoyenique 23rd july 2022

@elmo: I changed it ;-)

Comment by Sed4tives 23rd july 2022
Comment by Sed4tives 23rd july 2022

I didn't like how the two strokes intersect in the middle with the wider version, the cross section became too small/narrow, so I changed that slightly as well. New version having only one stroke continuing. And in addition I also included another version with the strokes cut completely.

Comment by Sed4tives 23rd july 2022
Comment by Sed4tives 23rd july 2022

Lolol, now I can't choose on which to go with !

Comment by Sed4tives 23rd july 2022
Comment by Sed4tives 23rd july 2022

Personally I prefer your third w (no crossing strokes).

Comment by elmoyenique 23rd july 2022

Absolutely love the cursive-styled lowecase "s"

Comment by tortoiseshell 23rd july 2022

This is a very "diaphanous" font, with a lot of "air" in its glyphs, so your third "w" relaxes the words in which it appears, and that seems appropriate to me, but the choice is yours, and it will surely be fine. ?

Comment by elmoyenique 23rd july 2022

Cursive lowercase 's' is relocated to the apropriate unicode slot as glyph alternative option.

@elmoyenique: Yes I think you are right!

Comment by Sed4tives 23rd july 2022
Comment by Sed4tives 23rd july 2022
Comment by Sed4tives 24th july 2022
Comment by Sed4tives 24th july 2022
Comment by Sed4tives 24th july 2022
Comment by Sed4tives 24th july 2022

- Another big update was made today -
  ▪ Extended Latin
  ▪ Accents added
  ▪ Extra glyph alternatives
  ▪ More characters and symbols added
  ▪ Moved some stuff around to better unicode locations

Kerning for most new contents has yet to be done!!

Comment by Sed4tives 24th july 2022

As you can see there is a double 'Small Eth' character with tiny question mark placed underneath, this is only temporarily untill I decided which one fits the design parameters best, but I'm not sure yet, and probably needs further extra testing.

Suggestions or your opinions are more than welcome...

Downloading is available, but not recommended yet since the font is still under heavy development for now!

Cheers

Comment by Sed4tives 24th july 2022

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