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I know some people here are probably completely against graffiti fonts (mainly cause they all have weak letters), so I'm offering to change this.

 

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Now I know that there isn't amazing (not my handstyles, based off someone i know ;/)

 

So if anyone's up for it, post your alphabet (numbers too) and I'll choose one to make a full font out of, or a seperate thread can be started with a poll to vote on which one should be a full font.

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Haha yeah i guess it's a hard concept to understand this is a thread for people to submit their ALPHABETS TO BE TURNED INTO A FONT, not fonts already made. Hmm!

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It actually is pretty bad in my opinion, I just needed an example. The whole point of this is to put together one that most people agree is good ;)

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I am absolutely disgusted when I see major companies

using 'graf' fonts on adds. Some typography HAS to be made

by hand for each specific application. I saw an add for some local

r&b singer and the type was set in 'eastsidemotel'. Damn it you fools!

Hire a writer, learn how to do, at least try to give your product a hint

of realism. I just dont know how any respected art director can

think that these fonts work. It HAS to be done for each specific case.

 

I've seen some graf fonts that just look like decent script hands,

but as we all know... the letters dont stand on their own.

It's the context of the letters in the words that make the point.

 

Even if they cant hire a writer (becasue we're below the radar),

hire a professional designer, typographer or even a calligraphy buff.

Fuck the cookie cutter graphics that they think will reconnect to our market.

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fuk dat..dOn't yOu have tO have the same fOnt (prOgram)dOwnlOaded tO see the Other persOns fOnt?

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I am absolutely disgusted when I see major companies

using 'graf' fonts on adds...I saw an add for some local

r&b singer and the type was set in 'eastsidemotel'.

 

I agree, I see that Brooklyn Kid font EVERYWHERE. I don't know though, I think it's cool if people make their own fonts, soemthing new for them to learn.

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Originally posted by Kilo7-

I am absolutely disgusted when I see major companies

using 'graf' fonts on adds.

don't front on brooklyn kid, fool!

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well your not going to make a good font because its impossible. the whole point of a good handstyle is how you let the letters work together almost as one in the word that your trying to write. but since a font is based on perfecting single characters at a time it will never be perfect.

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I dont think this is working. I believe the idea is to post your alphas and get them mass produced if you win. SICK!

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good idea Hyrax, been missing your digital posts on here. my alphabet sucks, all i've ever written is ***** and maybe a few little words under it...Moe Lester has a pretty dope handstyle, maybe he'll jump up on here some time soon...

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Doubtful, doesn't seem like anyone is feelin the idea. Not a prob heheh, was just an idea

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its a novel idea my good man but somehow i doubt you have the maturity to pull it off..

if are serious about it however...you need to spend a good long time looking at established fonts as well as other peoples handstyles and isolate the elements that make up a graffiti handstyle as opposed to cursive or other established handwriting stlyes...

also think about how the kerning of letters could play a big part in the effect your trying to acheive.

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Them fonts is WACK. I personally think handstyle should mean "handstyle", in that it should be handwritten each time, not reproduced by some machine.

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