Hey, I'm Rutherford (Ruð) — I'm a type designer studying in The Hague. Into space, worldbuilding, and making pretty stuff.
Some more Arabic type I made this semester. It was an absolute privilege to learn & work with this script.
I am becoming very fond of Arabic typography.
Diacritics update: still working on it, but making progress.
Testing out some new italics.
A letter I designed at the start of 2018 and carved in stone at the end of it.
Maybe my favourite part of any typeface design, the detail/curve pass. Turning the basic 'mass' into a balanced, tuned letter.
I don't know if anyone else uses a similar staged process (proportion → mass → detail) but for me it's ecstatically satisfying.
I've been thinking a lot recently about a sense of responsibility that comes with designing type. It's a field where the customer frequently cannot tell the quality of the work above a certain level, so as designers it's important to ensure that quality stays high. If enough designers start half-baking things because they can get away with it (or because they don't know better), it's a race to the bottom.
I feel like this must also be true of other fields. Does anyone have another example?
@neauoire I love the new icons on here! Can I make a suggestion?
Added a graph of recent days' logs to chronologicon (also, check out how it looks with different terminal schemes)
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