Building the Alphabet:
lowercase part 8

Last week I did the diagonals: "v", "w", "x", "k", and "z". This week I did the letter "s" to complete the basic Latin lowercase. There will be other characters in the lowercase I'm not as familiar with, but those will come later. Lowercase s Honestly, I expected this to be a lot harder. It was certainly awkward to draw, but again, drawing it just [...]

2017-07-31T20:41:46-07:00August 1st, 2017|Categories: How, Type|Tags: , , |

Building the Alphabet:
lowercase part 7

Last week I worked on "f", "t", "i", and "j"—the cross strokes and tittles. This week I'm diving into diagonals with "v", "w", "x", "k", and "z". Lowercase v I started by referencing the "y", which I did earlier for the sake of the descender (which was not the wisest move, but what's done is done). I looked at the counter space there, and referenced [...]

2017-07-24T21:15:46-07:00July 25th, 2017|Categories: How, Type|Tags: , , |

Building the Alphabet:
lowercase part 6

Last week I did "g" and "y" to get some descenders out of the way, and realized my flawed planning. This week, my plans worked out a bit better as I worked on "f", "t", "i", and "j" (or cross strokes and tittles, which sounds a bit racy). Lowercase t I got "t" out of the way first, as it seemed easiest. And it was. [...]

2017-07-17T22:54:23-07:00July 18th, 2017|Categories: How, Type|Tags: , , |

Building the Alphabet:
lowercase part 5

Last week I did "m", "r" and "u", highlighting some nuanced but vital differences in arc forms in the process. This week I stuck with my plan and did "g" and "y" to get some descenders out of the way. I did these with the thought that they might have some similarity of form in the descender to work with. Nope. I'm not sure why [...]

2017-07-11T16:56:26-07:00July 11th, 2017|Categories: How, Type|Tags: , , |

Building the Alphabet:
lowercase part 4

Last week the focus was on round letters "c" and "e" and a letter related to "d", the sigle story "a". It was a bit scattered, as "a" was closer in form to the letters I did the week before. So last week I aslo planned out my letter groups a bit better. This week I did letters related to "n". The "m", "r" and [...]

2017-07-10T22:59:55-07:00July 4th, 2017|Categories: How, Type|Tags: , , |

Building the Alphabet:
lowercase part 3

Last week I worked on more of the lowercase alphabet: "l, h, b, d, p" and "q". I also realized what a process a hand-done font really is. But the project continues! This week, I zigged right tackling "c" and "e" and zagged left to work on "a". More round letters (c and e) One of the first letters I did was the lowercase "o". [...]

2017-06-26T22:26:14-07:00June 27th, 2017|Categories: How, Type|Tags: , , |

Building the Alphabet:
lowercase part 2

Last week I began building the lowercase alphabet using "n" and "o" as a starting place. This week I moved on to "l, h, b, d, p" and "q". When I started this font I thought, "Hey! If I do a hand made font, then I can just scan in the letterforms. I won't have to mess around as much with tweaking curves and node [...]

2017-06-20T09:35:24-07:00June 20th, 2017|Categories: How, Type|Tags: , , |

Building the Alphabet: lowercase

Working to build the character set, I have to figure out where to start. Building a font means building a system of interlinked glyphs. Each one relates to the other in a variety of ways. I can maintain unity through repetition of certain characteristics throughout the character set. Ultimately, I want to be able to put any combination, quantity, and kind of charater from my [...]

2017-06-19T17:31:57-07:00June 13th, 2017|Categories: How, Type|Tags: , , |