by Frodo7

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A slab serif face with minimal design and pixel font roots.


It is an exercise, something quick and simple.
Comment by Frodo7 31st October 2009

Who else here is still pining for a toggle button to turn on/off the 1 px stroke that appears on fontstruct preview samples above a certain size? I find it to be unfortunately deceptive. It improves certain designs in a way they simply cannot mimic out of the box, while others have their previews hobbled by it.

I know the decision itself was a compromise to deal with the hairline gaps that would otherwise sometimes appear between abutting bricks scaled to certain sizes in the preview windows. And I know this issue is somewhere on the roadmap...I will simply dream both that font mortar becomes a display subroutine (possibly requiring a gigantic cache file, I know) and that this “fattening up of the fragile details with an outline stroke” becomes a definable aspect of the font mortar pipeline. A new filter, in fontstruct parlance.

Again, it’s probably already under consideration, but what a boundary-expanding (and perhaps also cutting edge?) feature that will be?

Pardon the puns ;) And great font, Frodo. This one deserves an extended character set for multi-lingual support. I’ve been wondering if a similar treatment would yield good results for Haldir. Not as straight-forward, but could be cool!
Comment by William Leverette (will.i.ૐ) 31st October 2009
Oh, sorry for the unintentional italic attack :/
Comment by William Leverette (will.i.ૐ) 31st October 2009
@will.i.ૐ: thank you for your comment(s). Don't bother to post it again. I like Italics. I provided the demo samples because the preview sometimes not faithful enough. Yes, I thought about the extended character set, and perhaps a limited extension for Haldir.
Comment by Frodo7 31st October 2009
Very, very accomplished, Frodo. The large block of text setting shows just how good it is. What a miraculous evenness of tone for such a large grid.
Comment by intaglio 31st October 2009
Excellent work, I dig the J and K.
Comment by igorrossi 1st November 2009
Minimal design maybe ... but maximum effect. A really satisfying font.
Comment by p2pnut 1st November 2009
Simple and strong. Reminds me a bit of Cholla Slab.
Comment by gferreira_admin 2nd November 2009
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Belfalas” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by gferreira_admin 2nd November 2009
@gferreira: Cholla Slab? Well, that's a compliment.
Thank you for the special mention.

(Sorry for the Italic. It's a software glitch.)
Comment by Frodo7 2nd November 2009
intaglio, igorrossi, p2pnut: Thank you very much for your feedback. I think, I have to take this font more seriously and complete the full Latin set.
Comment by Frodo7 2nd November 2009
I love this font.
Comment by Alejandro Cabrera Avila (superhuasteco) 6th February 2010
The character set has been extended.
Comment by Frodo7 21st February 2010

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