I started this project searching for typeface examples to have a background about what the topic is. Then I started taking photos for patterns to draw modules out of the patters.
After collecting patters I started tracing the modules by a tracing paper and colored it to start making my letters and experiment the letters in Arabic and English.
I did 6 letters in English ” M, V, F, E, J,C “.
Then I did 5 letters in Arabic ” Alef, Baa, Waw, Lam and Meem”.
After experimenting with letters I started making my modules in Glyphs and building my letters. I had chosen to do English letters in upper and lower case.
After finishing the upper case letters which took a lot of time building it, I started building the lower case. But I had a lot of fun building it and creating fonts.
Based on the upper case I stared playing and having more fun crating the lower case which didn’t take much time as the upper case, I think that because I started to figure out how to build my own font now!!!!!.
After finishing the lower case letters I was so excited to start typing and using my font, so I typed my first typing in Wedesday I wrote ” Tasmeem Hekayat ” which was awesome!!!.
After I typed my new font I printed it out and hanged it on the hallway to have it critiqued, the critique helped me to see what is wrong in my letters and adjust them.
The critique helped me to improve my typeface more and to know where and what is weak and what is not working in the font. I plan to make the adjustments and make the typeface stronger, I will adjust the spacing, becouse the space is large, the letter ” S ” needs more work to make it more clear. I am trying to find a way to improve the letter ” H ” without changing it’s feature.
After looking to all the letters there are some letters that needs some refinement such as: ” I “
” S “
In this project I had a lot of trouble with certain letter features because I didn’t know how to make it but then with experimenting and paying with it I figured it out, also I had some problems in the spacing but I did the adjustment later. At the beginning of the project I had noticed that I have to keep in mind the ascender and descender letters, the baseline for each letter and about the width and the hight for both upper and lower case, so I did that from the begging where the upper case in ” 3*7″ and the lower case is ” 3*5″ for some letters.
I had some struggles in glyphs is when I started working on my letters when I was about to finish the letters I had some errors in my glyph and all my letters were deleted and I had two days to work on them again, thank god I succeeded but I had a really hard two days managing my time and finishing them in a short period.
I never know that I can build my own typeface I wasn’t excited at the beginning but when I printed my first words I get more excited and willing to do more in future.
After I started thinking wider and searching for typeface that have a similer features as my typeface and thats what I find out and find interesting.
On the following week I had an critique on my typeface in the unique and memorable, well-designed and well executed, readable and the clearness of the letters, modules used consistently and in a balanced, uniformly sized? Do lower-case letters fit on the x-height? Are all ascenders consistent? Are the width and the spacing and kerning.
I called my font ” Pixelated “, because the letters are pixelated.
I had 2 people critique my work and based on their critique After the feed back I had adjust the letters and the kerning.
After finishing my typeface I started paying with it and experement it more as extra fun!!!