Anguis in herba - Mucha Font

Anguis in herba - Mucha Font

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Anguis in herba - Mucha Font



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Title: Anguis in herba - Mucha Font
Pixel Artist: Irozumi Urado  (Level 1 Depressed :: 360 points)
Posted: 7/3/2008 07:25
Palette: 5 colors
Statistics:  10 comments    2 faves    0 avatars

Here is something I've been wanting to do for a long time: an Art Nouveau pixelfont. I kept saying that it's gonna take too much time and effort to create some elaborate shapes that are not meant to be pixel-drawn. Even now, I think I should add some anti-aliasing on the borders, but I left it as it is for the contest. So, let's start with the begining:

Reférences: all poster-reproductions I could find in my  Mucha album.
Alphabet: Capital letters French, with accents and ligatures.
Palette 4 colors + background=5

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Irozumi Urado (Level 1 Depressed) @ 7/8/2008 15:25
Thanks Peach. I'm glad.

@Rooster - I think you wanted to ask if he was Polish?  I've looked at your profile :p  (elementary, my dear  Watson...)  He was Czech, I think....

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Rooster (Level 5 Captain) @ 7/8/2008 13:11
Is Alphonse Mucha Pole?

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Peach (Level 6 Made) @ 7/7/2008 14:38
lovely typeface. you must submit this to IloveTypography.com :D
my favorite on on this challenge.

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Irozumi Urado (Level 1 Depressed) @ 7/5/2008 21:42
Noted. Thanx for the comment. I'm working on that 4 and on a AA solution. I'll post update as soon as possible. Cheers

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leel (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 7/4/2008 23:09
I looooooove  Mucha! This is awesome.  I agree though, it could use a tad of inner AA, no outer AA.  You don't have to blur the hell out of the lines, but just smooth out  the bigger curves a bit - a subtle change can make a huge difference.    The A is my favorite!   And I agree about the 4 too, it looks rather sloppy, not really hitting the style imo.

But overall it looks really cool! 

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Irozumi Urado (Level 1 Depressed) @ 7/3/2008 12:58
@Souly   - Just like that. I didn't like the capital H... And it's a little less boring to have a character that brakes the rule of the series... the element of surprise é_è...

@Wolverine - Right. I agree. inner and outer, around the highlights. But not for this contest. I allready started to apply AA on the first letters, to see how it's best. It adds 2 colors (the third is the background color) and it works allmost fine... the fine lines become a little bit blurry. I'll post the result on DA, probably, in a few days, if I don't fall in love w this crispy look

@Ndsfreak - thanks ^_^'

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Ndsfreak (Level 5 Soldier) @ 7/3/2008 10:15
Well, you have my vote. This is awesome.

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Carnivac (Level 8 Shodan) @ 7/3/2008 09:45
Some inner AA would be nice.  The letters themselves look fine mostly.  The 4 looks more like a S to me though.

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Souly (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 7/3/2008 08:33
Why is the H lowercase?

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Irozumi Urado (Level 1 Depressed) @ 7/3/2008 07:47
Hehehe! "Annguis in herba" means serpent in the grass in Latin (when using this type of font, one can look also a taunt snobbish and debonair, just to get synchronized with the writing ^_^'
It's a little bit big, I know... (some will say "WAR" headlines) but it's for titles and I didn't even want to try making it smaller... See ya!

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