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Need opinion on font modification

Discussion in 'Designs & Layouts' started by SignManiac, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. SignManiac

    SignManiac Major Contributor

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    Top line is the font typed out as intended. Bottom I modified the connections of the r's. Do you think it helps or hampers the flow of the name?
     

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  2. Jillbeans

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    I didn't like it at first but it kind of grew on me.
    What bugs me is the tail of the k.
    I'd try to make a downward swash for that with an echoing upward swash on the right v arm.
    I'd probably not diddle with the connectors and try the above suggestion.
    Love....Jill
     
  3. SignManiac

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    Now that you point it out, I also see the r's looking like v's.... Oh well, I'll see if I can find something that has a script feel yet is easy to read and legible.
     
  4. Gino

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    When hand painting or doing calligraphy, that kinda ‘r’ is not the kind which flows for an upswing off the previous letter. It tends to look awkward If you’d use the correct ‘r’…. you’d have to connect the ‘o’ to the ‘v’ and then to the ‘e’.

    If I were you, I’d disconnect the ‘k’ from the ‘e’, play with the kerning and call it a day.
     
  5. SignManiac

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    I found a script that I was able to make work. The design on the bottom is what the client sent me. Her cousin is a graphic designer. This sign is a 5oth anniversary gift for her grand parents and will be in an outdoor setting at the entrance to an orange grove surrounded by nature.

    I explained that her design would not translate well to a carved wood sign which is what she would like. She was very understanding and flexible to any suggestions I might have. After the discussion it was determined that it's always been know as Parker Grove and that Green Brae was just something the grandparents called the property amongst the family. I suggested focusing on the grove name first and the pet name second. She agreed so this is where I'm at.

    I'll wait to hear what her thoughts are on the design so far. Her cousins oranges made me think of boobs. And the est. letters were a 1/2" high and the thin strokes would have been a ***** to carve.
     

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  6. Jillbeans

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    That script is wayyyy too casual and generic for one of your signs, Bob.
    What about Alpine Script?
     
  7. Gino

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    I like boobs. :thumb:

    What's wrong with boobs ?? Don't you like boobs ?? Is there something wrong with you, that you don't like boobs ?? I'd get that checked out if I were you. Don't like boobs. What a boob...... :banghead:
     
  8. SignManiac

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    Jill I tried Alpine and it's too short and the descender on the G is messing up the line underneath. I'm having a difficult time finding just the right script.
     
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    Boobs are awesome is all I have to say on the subject, but best when attached to a warm blooded woman!
     
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    Fancier script and boobs.....
     

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  11. Gino

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    Two things.... and I'm not talkin' about the boobs this time.

    The plaque at the bottom doesn't seem to fit in.

    Also, with the wide spacing between G R E E N B R E A, I think you either need more space between the two words or less between all the other letters. It almost all runs together.

    Really like the overall sign. That's something they'll cherish in their 'Golden Years'. :thumb:
     
  12. Marlene

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    not loving any of the fonts so far. that last one might be OK but needs some work. find an upper case "G" that looks like a G and not a big lower case G. that won't be easy as a lot of script fonts don't have a G like looks like a G. you might have to marry two fonts to get that but it will look better. also the "P" so too foo foo looking. the first font you used would be better than the last one if you clipped the "k".
     
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    Cataneo? It's an unassuming script. It's got a nice calligraphic feel and a good weight for legibility... Admittedly, it's not very daring, but it seems to wear well.
     

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    :ROFLMAO:
    mmmmmmmm :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO:
     
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    nice
     
  16. SignManiac

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    That is very nice! Thanks for the suggestion..
     
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    Suggestions incorporated...
     

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  18. Marlene

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    looks good except I'd go back to the three oranges:)
     
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    Looks great, I want to squeeze it!
     
  20. SignManiac

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    Haha :) her cousin designed the two and she said she'd like to use his version. Hell, one less orange for me to carve anyway!
     
  21. SignManiac

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    LOL. but you might get juice all over your pants...
     
  22. SignManiac

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    Okay I'm putting this one to bed. She "client" loves it! I know I can tweak it to hell and back but I.O.A.F.S.
     
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2012
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