Re: Calligraphic Sample
|From:||Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, January 2, 2003, 1:59|
>I hope you aren't offended by me analyzing apart your
>script, Barry. I don't think you meant it for what
>I'm all describing. It does remind me of some (watch
>out! ignorant speaking!) sort of india-region script,
>uh, sancrit, punjabi, gujurati and all those that I
>really admire. What gave you the ideas to make your
>glyphs look like that?
I am not at all offended. Actually, I appreciate comments. It's intended
to look like it's an "indic" script. This very style makes it look much
more "Indian", while the handwritten version looks a little more South
East Asian in flavor.
My ideas were basically something that could be written with an edged pen.
I dont much care how curls look with an edged pen, plus I wanted something
simple, so they were reduced to a standard curl shape. This curl shape is
also used when you have a sharp curve at the bottom of a glyph and the
line then terminates in a sharp curl (as the handwritten versions of i and
Anything heading down gets a vertical line, and any stroke heading
horizontally becomes a straight horizontal line. The variation in glyphs
with several vertical lines is to prevent too much regularity within a
character (as "m" does in Gothic calligraphy).
I was indeed inspired partly by the formal printed version of Devanagari,
as well as Ranjana (although this was subconscious... i had seen an indic
script around with a similar form, but i hadn't known what it was
called.... it was simply at the back of my mind.