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Gravitation
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(general fonts and typography related creativity discussion topic)

Being into web design and all, I do a lot of typographical experiments and studies. Discuss typography or font-making here.

I'm working on a font just for fun a little bit every day, and I'm going to license it under the OFL (Open Font License). Check it out so far:



Update: More glyphs, better “h” glyph!

Last edited by Gravitation (Oct. 13, 2013 17:42:34)


jji7skyline
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Cool! The I looks like a fork
Gravitation
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jji7skyline wrote:

Cool! The I looks like a fork
I KNEW people were gonna say that. xD So would you use it? :3

Zaneki
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Gravitation wrote:

jji7skyline wrote:

Cool! The I looks like a fork
I KNEW people were gonna say that. xD So would you use it? :3
Dude, I'd definitely use it. I love sans serif fonts, although I'd have to say that it looks a bit too thin… But, again, that can be fixed by bolding it. Sweet stuff, man, hope you finish it.

look a square
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Ersatz-
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I like it, but I think you should get rid of those little lines on the n and the i
Gravitation
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Zaneki wrote:

Gravitation wrote:

jji7skyline wrote:

Cool! The I looks like a fork
I KNEW people were gonna say that. xD So would you use it? :3
Dude, I'd definitely use it. I love sans serif fonts, although I'd have to say that it looks a bit too thin… But, again, that can be fixed by bolding it. Sweet stuff, man, hope you finish it.
Thanks! That's weight 100 - the thinnest - it'll come in different weights. The weights are from 100 to 800, 800 being the thickest (ultra bold extreme insane-ness).

Ersatz- wrote:

I like it, but I think you should get rid of those little lines on the n and the i
That's the unique element of the font, I don't want it too plain. I can make another one that's very simplistic once I finish this one.

Last edited by Gravitation (Oct. 13, 2013 15:35:18)


dontbombiraq
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I don't like the curvature

Gravitation
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dontbombiraq wrote:

I don't like the curvature
You don't like a lot of things

dontbombiraq
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Gravitation wrote:

dontbombiraq wrote:

I don't like the curvature
You don't like a lot of things
sure I do! it just happens that where typography is concerned, I don't like curvature

Gravitation
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dontbombiraq wrote:

Gravitation wrote:

dontbombiraq wrote:

I don't like the curvature
You don't like a lot of things
sure I do! it just happens that where typography is concerned, I don't like curvature
Ah, okay Well, I'm sticking with this style, but I can make one to your liking once it's done :3

Also, update in OP ^^'

Last edited by Gravitation (Oct. 13, 2013 17:43:52)


luiysia
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I like it! the little lines are pretty unique, though to be honest I can't think of anywhere it could be used lol

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Gravitation
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luiysia wrote:

I like it! the little lines are pretty unique, though to be honest I can't think of anywhere it could be used lol
Thanks! Yeah, it's experimental anyway, but if you /really/ think about it, Comic Sans doesn't fit any sane category and is STILL overused ;3

Zaneki
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The double-barring on some of the letters makes it unique, but they also look out of place, and they confuse the eye a little (perhaps a bit too thin?)
Still an attractive font, though.

look a square
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somelia
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Oooh, pwetty

I do typography too, though I'm not very good at it.

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nathanprocks
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That font looks nice. You should submit it to Google Fonts when it is complete.


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stevetheipad
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Fonts are underrated. Often times I see people just quickly slapping a font on to their work without a second work. The truth is that typography can be the difference between a consumer doing something or not so I definitely think spending a few minutes to find a good font is worth it.

I also think people use bloated fonts too much, ones that are too fancy or distracting. The point of typography is to assist the words, not the other way around.


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stevetheipad wrote:

Fonts are underrated. Often times I see people just quickly slapping a font on to their work without a second work. The truth is that typography can be the difference between a consumer doing something or not so I definitely think spending a few minutes to find a good font is worth it.

I also think people use bloated fonts too much, ones that are too fancy or distracting. The point of typography is to assist the words, not the other way around.
Exactly. Fonts are used in the wrong places too many times.

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dracae
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Gravitation wrote:

luiysia wrote:

I like it! the little lines are pretty unique, though to be honest I can't think of anywhere it could be used lol
Thanks! Yeah, it's experimental anyway, but if you /really/ think about it, Comic Sans doesn't fit any sane category and is STILL overused ;3
What do you mean? Comic Sans can be used EVERYWHERE perfectly fine.

Zaneki
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dracae wrote:

Gravitation wrote:

luiysia wrote:

I like it! the little lines are pretty unique, though to be honest I can't think of anywhere it could be used lol
Thanks! Yeah, it's experimental anyway, but if you /really/ think about it, Comic Sans doesn't fit any sane category and is STILL overused ;3
What do you mean? Comic Sans can be used EVERYWHERE perfectly fine.

look a square
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stevetheipad
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I barf when I see comic sans.


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