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Phi Typeface - Poster 4 by caBG Phi Typeface - Poster 4 by caBG
Phi is a simple geometric sans-serif typeface, inspired by the golden ratio. It is rock solid, versatile, legible and excellent for both text and display usage.

Available at MyFonts [link] or at FontSpring [link]

*MSDesigns and ^pica-ae, thank you very much for featuring this as a Daily Deviation!
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Daily Deviation

Given 2012-03-24
Phi is a beautifully balanced and warm geometric-based grotesque typeface consisting of Roman and Bold. It's both solid and refined and works well at the smallest sizes as well as display size.

Phi Typeface - Poster 4 by ~caBG ( Suggested by MartinSilvertant and Featured by pica-ae )
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ReygarFaust Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Professional Photographer
Beautiful work! I love you!
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caBG Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012   Interface Designer
Well, thank you :)
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Parsat Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012   Writer
It looks like it scales awesomely!
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caBG Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012   Interface Designer
Thank you!
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Chaotic-Oasis Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD! It was well deserved!!

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caBG Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012   Interface Designer
Thanks!
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Chaotic-Oasis Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very welcome. :XD:

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Shadestepwarrior Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a very nice and simple typeface. Great job, and congrats on the DD! :D
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caBG Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012   Interface Designer
Thank you very much!
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YoungLink19 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
It's a beautiful typeface indeed! I think it's good for being a corporate font.
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caBG Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012   Interface Designer
Thanks! I wanted to design something simple, so that it could be used for many different things, without it attracting too much attention.
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YoungLink19 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
By looking at the preview, I think it does attract attention, but it doesn't hamper readability. Those who care about typefaces may think "Ooh, I've never seen this font before!" and those who don't will probably simply read on, maybe feeling a bit weird about the bold lowercase a.

I think your design goal has been well achieved for regular, while bold does attract some attention to the font itself.
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caBG Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012   Interface Designer
Interesting. Thank you for your comments.
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brianskywalker Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This reminds me of Gotham and Verlag. It's a nice, simple sans. I haven't completed a sans so far, although I've played a little bit with them. Btw, in the lighter version, the 'a' might be a tad bit wide. :)
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caBG Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012   Interface Designer
One of the things that it was inspired by, was Gotham. But I wanted it to have an (even more) monoline/solid look. I will look into some letters when I expand the font family.
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brianskywalker Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah. This is really cool in any case.
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s-a-n-i-m Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice. :)
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Marcotonio-desu Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student Filmographer
I think the bold 'a' deviates a little from the pattern. Even though qpbd follow the same "counter" style (forgive any mistake, I don't know the technical terms well), only bold 'a' seems fragile to me (probably in the bottom ligature with the stem). Keeps getting my attention. >_>

Other than that, perfect job. Congratulations. :la:
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s-a-n-i-m Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:nod: Yes, the bold 'a' seems a bit different and attracts attention.
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caBG Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012   Interface Designer
OK, thank you! I'm not sure where the problem comes from. Perhaps there's too much "black", making the letter look bolder. I will look into it when I expand the font family.
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SuperAimster Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats on the DD! :iconclappingplz:
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caBG Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012   Interface Designer
Thank you!
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MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Really well balanced, solid and beautiful typeface. Do you intend to add italics as well?
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caBG Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012   Interface Designer
Thanks! I was planning to add a medium and thin version, but I'm not familiar with creating italics. Before I can extend this family, I need to find out more about creating various weights and complementary talics. If I have enough spare time I will look into that.

Grappig dat er naar verhouding zo veel nederlanders actief zijn op het gebied van (type) design!
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MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
I usually start with Regular and from that design the two extremes (Black and Thin for example) so you can automatically generate the weights in between by using these 3 masters. Italics are fairly easy to produce for a sans serif. If you design your type in Illustrator you can use the slant tool to give all letters a slant of about 7 to 10 and I usually horizontally condense these letters by 2%. Now you basically have a finished Oblique style. With a few adjustments and drawing italic characters for a few glyphs like a, e, f and g you got your Italic.

Het is inderdaad een interessant gegeven dat er zoveel Nederlandse lettertype ontwerpers zijn. Vreemd is het echter niet helemaal; Nederland is altijd al een belangrijk land geweest betreft lettertypes. Heb jij ambitie om er je vak van te maken?
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caBG Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012   Interface Designer
Thanks for sharing your design process. I always thought that every individual letter had to be manually adjusted when creating an italic (also when slanting letters), because it results in uneven line thickness. Or is this problem reduced when you condense it by 2%? Thanks again for your reply.

Ik heb niet direct de ambitie om type designer te worden, hoewel ik het maken van dit lettertypen leuk en interressant vond.
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MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Adjustments need to be made after interpolating a weight from 2 masters. For a Grotesque typeface you can just slant the whole typeface at once (if you have it in Illustrator that is) turning it into an Oblique. Design a one-story 'a' and 'g' and you pretty much have an italic already. I personally still like to adjust letters though but it won't be anything dramatic. I mean, if you design a serif italic then the process is a lot more complicated then adding a slant and replacing a few glyphs. With a humanist sans serif you might also play a bit with different slants for different characters just like in the oldstyle serif italics but for a Grotesque I like to keep it quite simple.

As for condensing by 2%, this is not a practice I really like to advice because in principle it's bad. If you auto condense a character horizontally, the vertical strokes will become thinner while the horizontal strokes stay thick, thus messing up the letters. This is especially lethal to serif fonts because they have even more horizontal strokes. The reason why I auto condense my sans serif italics by 2% is because I still like my italic to be ever so slightly thinner and more narrow. I condense it by only 2% so the effect I just explained won't show. I could manually condense and thin the characters but that takes quite a lot of time. If the effect were to show up in characters with horizontal or vertical strokes I would of course adjust the letters. As long as the end result looks beautiful and consistent I don't mind breaking rules in type design. I think it's the rule-breaking which allows progress and change.

Hoezo heb je eigenlijk een lettertype gemaakt? Was het een school opdracht?
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caBG Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012   Interface Designer
ok

Nee, het was een geheel vrijwillig project :)
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