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Sukiyaki typeface by evelmiina Sukiyaki typeface by evelmiina
Still unfinished typeface as it doesn't have all glyphs, my second attempt at designing an entire typeface.

It's called "sukiyaki".

Itís slightly hiragana and art nouveau inspired grotesque typeface. Poster is made by me, of course.

I started from sketching with hand and then used brush and gouache to make calligraphic letters. It helped a lot in getting some guide for contrast (which is very low in this font) and proportions. Final work is made with FontLab Studio.
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danlelune Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
There is already an awesome typeface called Sukiyaki, designed in 1968, check it out:luc.devroye.org/fonts-76313.ht….
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MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
The /u is too wide and the ascenders are way too short for my taste. You have some inspirational letter designs in this typeface though. I really like the /a and the /k is quite tasteful.
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evelmiina Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional
Thank you, this has been a long-due project, but I'll check the u's next time I open it :)
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Sigma-Echo-Seven Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Student Writer
An attractive font, and a charming poster as well.
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evelmiina Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional
Thank you so much! I haven't had time to work on this since I posted it, but I intend to do all characters (it's missing almost all capitals and marks) :)
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I have absolutely *no* idea whatsoever about font design and such, but I'll just say this looks lovely.
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heidisprouse Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Student General Artist
This is a great typeface! The letter "k" is particularly amazing. I always enjoy when there is that one letter that really gives a font its personality.

I'm a graphic design student, but I've never tried making a typeface from scratch. It's a lot of work! I cannot wait to see the glyphs....they're one of my favorite parts of a font.

Now I want to go eat sukiyaki, it is indeed delicious. ;]
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evelmiina Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Professional
From the scratch it's difficult, but we've had practice in calligraphy, it helps when you know how to paint the strokes. [link] this is close to how I was taught to paint, from handpainted letters it's easier to start shaping the letters on computer (unless you do some geometric font from blocks) <: but indeed, making a decent font is a lot of work! It gets really crazy on the details :D
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nessperez Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Well done!
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mustardofdoom Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Pretty font. Small point versions might be pretty hard to read though.
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evelmiina Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Professional
Thank you :) It should be okay at 11-14 pt size as well, I'm hoping, but as I tried smaller ones then it's really difficult, so I agree. It's not really kind of a typeface suitable for column text, but for posters, flyers and any kind of display, it should look pretty neat in large size.
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mustardofdoom Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
That makes sense. Personally I don't work with large fonts, so I wasn't even thinking about that.
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evelmiina Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Professional
I have lot of respect for well designed column fonts though, it's really difficult work and takes lot more time than display fonts really. It's also work that's probably not appreciated by majority of people, since if it's good/legible people won't notice it or can't tell it's "well designed" :)
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mustardofdoom Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I've barely tried making fonts, but I recognize what a huge undertaking it can be. Very technical, too.
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Asiulus Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Professional
Goddammit, SO FINE.
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KymeraBJD Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Can't wait to see this done. :) The text layout is really fun too.
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ken-wong Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
lovely! what kind of license are you going to put on this when it's done?

nice touch on the top of the 'i'. the right side of 'v' looks thinner than the left, is that intentional? it doesn't match the 'y'.
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evelmiina Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Professional
Thanks! My classmate suggested at least the creative commons license, but otherwise I'm not very familiar with the process of publishing a font. My typography teacher has published some very pro fonts, so I'm thinking of asking his help.

Ah and you're right, it does seem bit odd now. It's probably because I worked on 'w' at first, and since I used the half of it for 'v' I didn't fix the thinner line. We only had one week to design a font, so even though I'm happy what I came up with, there's still lot of work to do if I want to make it a decent font :) I have a good start in here, at least.
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