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K R A K E N - B E T A by Twiggy8520 K R A K E N - B E T A by Twiggy8520
Here is the beta test of kraken, a neo-grotesque / geometric sans serif. This download gives you the thin and bold variations. There will be more weights and the possibility of a egyptian style too. Currently here are the following weights to be designed:

Light
Light Oblique
Book
Book Oblique
Medium
Medium Oblique
Bold
Bold Oblique
Black

The metrics and such haven't really been touched and all manner of tweaking is required on some letter forms.

Usual non-commercial use stuff applies, in other words, only for personal use.

Many thanks and all that.
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:iconpkxiang88:
pkxiang88 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
Thanks for sharing.
Great job.
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No1KState Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:thumbsup: or :goodjob: 
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summer4257 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for sharing.
Great job.
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:iconlauraluevanos:
lauraluevanos Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
wsdsdsdsd =)
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:iconjayvonswagg:
jayvonswagg Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it but I think you should make a regular version.
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MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Quite a nice typeface. I think it has a lot of potential. Here are some pointers though:

- /t/ could have a longer horizontal bar on the left.
- /m/ should be slightly more condensed; it should be narrower than 2 n's.
- /h/ is way too wide. It should be the same width as /n/.
- /k/ needs remodeling.
- /w/ is a bit too dark.
- /x/ is too wide.
- /z/ is too wide.
- /v/ is tpp narrow.
- /i/ and /j/ seem too tall as their tittles (the dots) are almost touching the stems. The problem here is that you made rectangle characters the same height as rounded characters while rounded characters should be slightly bigger so they look optically the same. The principle is explained here: [link]
I also think round tittles will look better than these diamond shapes tittles.

I think the capitals are quite perfect. The lowercase still needs some work. I must say, I'm not a big fan of geometric typefaces but I like the atmosphere of this one. Especially the /a/ and /p/ are cool.

I think if this typeface was a bit more modeled after Gill Sans and the character set is expanded, the kerning is done professionally and the Oblique styles are replaced with Italics this would pretty much guarantee sales.
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Twiggy8520 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you very much for taking the time to give me some great feedback. This font has just been sitting there doing nothing since I posted this preview but I'm revisiting it now. Again thanks!
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MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
You're welcome.
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:iconmatiasromero:
matiasromero Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010   Artist
wow, that's pretty stuff
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fineputinpogo Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
I really like this font. I would like to use this for the freelance design group logo. Does the CC permit use for logo design? I won't be selling the font, obviously, but I'm not sure if "non-commercial" means I can't use it in a logo for a for-profit organization.

Thanks nonetheless!
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Twiggy8520 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Yeah thats totally fine, go and enjoy!
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sharpkathy123 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
Thanks for sharing this!
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:iconerickpatrick1988:
erickpatrick1988 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
That's an impressive work I see here! It's a really, really good work! Keep going o/
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:icontwiggy8520:
Twiggy8520 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
thank you very much, sadly i havent had all that much time to concentrate on my typography
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:iconalexandernervossa:
AlexanderNervossa Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my favorite font of all time. thanks much bro
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:iconbrukhar:
Brukhar Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
Great font, featured here: [link]
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:iconlaughtman:
Laughtman Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
I'd like use tour font on a free virtual magazine, this is a cultural one and I'm on the redesign.

Your can Check it here: [link]

I'll put the credits of all the stuff used on it. Thanks

Tourner.
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Twiggy8520 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
hey there, yeah its okay for you to use the font for the magazine
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:iconastrofavilla:
astrofavilla Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful font you made here.
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:iconmaureenh:
maureenh Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
It's perfect! Really cool
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:icondeeveeartsy:
deeveeartsy Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009
thank you!! love it!
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:iconthedigitalangel:
TheDigitalAngel Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Lovely Font.
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:icongultekdag:
gultekdag Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009
Dear Paul,

I have just downloaded this very beautiful font and thank you for having created it. There is just one detail that saddens me: the 6 Turkish fonts are missing, which are : ğ - ı - ç - ş - ö - ü.
This is a very little known fact. Unfortunately very many font designers ignore it. So, if you could add these 6 letters we will all be much obliged. Thanks again and keep up the good work.

Gul Tekdag
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:icontwiggy8520:
Twiggy8520 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
thank you for that, of course i'll be happy to add the new characters. Thanks for the feedback
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BeJay Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
And when you're on it either (haven't testet it): the german language often uses ö ü ä Ä Ö Ü
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Twiggy8520 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
thanks, i havent made a start on the accents yet, i've been a bit swamped with work. But i hope to have some tests in the next month.
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thubbardbookz Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
i like it.
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:iconreddartfrog:
reddartfrog Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
Really good font work.
Thanks for this.
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