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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 Oblique
Book Oblique
Medium Oblique
Bold Oblique

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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pkxiang88 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
Thanks for sharing.
Great job.
No1KState Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:thumbsup: or :goodjob: 
summer4257 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for sharing.
Great job.
lauraluevanos Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
wsdsdsdsd =)
jayvonswagg Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it but I think you should make a regular version.
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.
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!
MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
You're welcome.
matiasromero Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010   Artist
wow, that's pretty stuff
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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