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chocolate truffles - typeface by nedw chocolate truffles - typeface by nedw
This is the first itteration of a display face I've been working on. It started as some custom lettering for a logotype I did for another project ([link]). I really liked how the logotype turned out and thought it was really cute, so I've built it out here.

The face is based on cross-stitching. What can I say, my grandma loves it.

The final version will be complete with uppercase, lowercase, small caps, narrow, and alternates for each.
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:iconladynimuey:
LadyNimuey Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
i really love the big "w"...
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:iconizafer:
izafer Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009  Professional Filmographer
I like "H"
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:iconervssavestheday:
ervssavestheday Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008   Interface Designer
Is this available for download?
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:icondigaas:
Digaas Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
So good!
Very good work
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:iconmattnagy:
mattnagy Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Its not my preferred style, but you did damn well with it. Very nice work! :D
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Nefarious-lover Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2007
Looks good, but, is this not meant to be used/downloaded yet? I just get a JPEG image.
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kausca Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2007
Oh geez, nice work! The letter style looks really welcoming, and again I think it has an old-styled feeling to it. I do agree, it does remind me of cross-stitching, and in fact it reminds me of the style of Art Nouveau because of the curves in the letters. Well done, keep it up!
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:iconnedw:
nedw Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2007   Interface Designer
Thats exactly what I tried to do with it. Love that you noticed. Thanks :)
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:iconatobgraphics:
atobgraphics Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2007
nicely styled font, well done
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:iconnedw:
nedw Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2007   Interface Designer
thanks :)
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:iconspookdd:
spookDD Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2007   Interface Designer
Two words. Tits.
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:iconnedw:
nedw Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2007   Interface Designer
:D
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gurrilla Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2007   Interface Designer
Nice lettering it has that instant recognisability (word?) that makes it seem very familiar, reminds me off the homely but modern feel of some of Emigre's work. Nice. I love the long ascenders and low x height of the lower case letters it contrasts nicely with the uppercase letters.
I'm trying to decide if I like how the y,g etc sit proud of the baseline, its an interesting characteristic but I can see it looking odd in certain situations. The lowercase y seems a little wide and the lowercase v is a little strange looks awkward (I hate trying to get v's to work in non standard faces its a bitch).
On the whole though nice face that I would actually like to use if I had the right project, looks perfect on the chocolate branding.
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:iconnedw:
nedw Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2007   Interface Designer
Sorry, I neglected to get back to you because I wanted to really take in your comment. I totally agree with what you said about the y, g, and p, and I think I've figured out a way to solve it.. When I build out alternates for the lower case I'll just make it so the y,g,p, will sit on the baseline in the alternates sets. This should allow for plenty of flexibility, & will nicely solve that problem. Glad you like it, I'm a huge fan of emigre.
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gurrilla Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2007   Interface Designer
Sounds good, I try to watch deviations but sometimes don't manage to keep track, drop me a message when you upload a variation. I would love to see a joined up version with nice ligatures, perhaps an italic. I am curious as to where you sourced the cross stitch letterforms that you used for inspirations, I am designing a book on memory imporvement for a personal project and am researching ideas for a typeface idea. I want to make a flowing joined up face like neon designs but have it look old fashioned and traditional like your face, I'm thinking cross stitch letterforms could be an interesting inspiration. The idea derives from the idea of tyeing string around a finger as a reminder and the type flowing from that string.
Anyway nice to actually have an interesting constructive comment session with a deviant. Thank you. I'll post some of my type stuff when I get home later this month.
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annual Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007
Cool!
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:iconxo-eden:
xo-eden Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007
Very stunning. The font is something that keeps me guessing on what I could actually bring myself to use it for.
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arsenicpants Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007   Interface Designer
no kidding, eh?
none of the projects i'm working on now really call for type like this, but it's so good i might just LOOK for something to use it on ;)
nice work :)
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nedw Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007   Interface Designer
Yeah, it's funny and cute. Someone mentioned the whole circus thing - yeah, its wierd. Let me know if you'd like the beta version.
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xo-eden Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007
As soon as I can figure out something to do with it, I would DEFINATLY like a copy.
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samuraifight Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007
Make more fonts! This is very cool. Thoughts about some of the letters:

L: is the only one with a curly "handle", I know that is the L you used in your "Legacy" brand name but it doesn't really match any of the other letters in that respect.

P: every letter in the alphabet doesn't have to be "exciting" I'm not sure P really needs that extra doodad on the inside.

H: The top of the right line has a strange little form that none of the other characters has, and it cuts into the negative space of the letter. I would think it would get a similar treatment as U

But those are just things that pop out as incongruent to me, just mentioning them so that you can get some fresh eyes on the situation. The lowercase is great. :) Hope to see more like this sometime.
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nedw Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007   Interface Designer
Thanks for your comments. I hadn't replied to this yet because I wanted to make sure I read it a few times, and investigated your comments more closely.

As I'm working at the font, I'll refer to your note. I think I agree with everything you said.
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:iconnedw:
nedw Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007   Interface Designer
Thanks for your comments. I hadn't replied to this yet because I wanted to make sure I read it a few times, and investigated your comments more closely.

As I'm working at the font, I'll refer to your note. I think I agree with everything you said.
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TheRyanFord Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
I"m just wondering if there is anything you can do to that lc K to make it more obviously a K. Right now it lives somewhere in-between a K and an R. While a person would likely know what it is, I think every effort should be made to reduce effort on the viewer's part and just make things as clear as possible (without sacrificing the integrity of the font).
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:iconnedw:
nedw Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007   Interface Designer
Hmm, yeah. I'll give it a shot this weekend and see what I come up with.
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:iconbrighten:
brighten Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007
excellent work mate, really clever. about how long did it take?
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:iconnedw:
nedw Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007   Interface Designer
it took about 20 hours concept, to current status. I have a lot of alternates built out, along with a big variety of different wieghts. I'm working a few hours a day on it.. the beta of the working font is almost done.
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jonrod Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007
Congrats that's a really nice face =D!
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:iconnedw:
nedw Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007   Interface Designer
hey, thanks. It's grandma cute.
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micropop Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007
Oo. The H-letter is pwitty. And so are the rest.
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:iconnedw:
nedw Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007   Interface Designer
thanks :)
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:iconatti1a:
atti1a Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007
can i have it?

sweet

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:iconhystericredcoat:
hystericredcoat Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2007
Very cool.
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:iconnedw:
nedw Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007   Interface Designer
:D
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:iconsaynt:
saynt Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2007
Well done mate!!

:peace:
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:iconnedw:
nedw Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007   Interface Designer
thanks saynt, glad you like it.
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Cherie327 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool lettering! :) Very crisp and clean!
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:iconnedw:
nedw Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007   Interface Designer
thanks :) glad you liked it.
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