The Lyuba Typeface

I dedicate this typeface to my girlfriend Lyuba. It took me about 2 days to complete.

So here it is! This is the first full typeface I’ve ever designed, and I can’t believe that it’s actually usable! It feels great to own a font which is based on your own handwriting. It’s just… weird – in a cool way. It kind of looks like Comic Sans, but I’d definitely pick mine over Comic Sans any time :p

Kerning and Metrics was THE most time consuming step of designing this font! I did my best to try and find most of the combinations to do kerning on, but I’m sure that I missed something. I anybody out there know if there’s a good way to make sure that you’ve done kerning on all pairs of a font, don’t hesitate to tell me :)

Oh, I would also like to make a special feature in this font – when you type JMN, it should replace those letters with my signature (a custom made glyph). I’m pretty sure that’s possible, but I don’t know what it’s called.

You will be able to download this font from my portfolio once I upload it there (when I’ve fixed the last issues).

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6 Responses to The Lyuba Typeface

  1. Melvin says:

    cool:) makes me wanna make my own, can’t wait for the download

  2. Anders Møller says:

    Hedder det ikke en ligatur når den skifter to eller flere bogstaver ud med en custom glyph… Ligesom st i wallpaper magazine (eller når man satte den samme streg over to t’er da man var lille). Jeg ved ikke hvordan man gør det, men jeg mener at det er det, det hedder.

  3. Jokke-svin says:

    Anders Møller –> Du siger noget… Jeg har grublet noget mere over det her i nat, og kommet frem til at det måske er en “macro” man skal lave inde i FontLab. Her kan man vist v.h.a. et lille stykke kode fortælle skriften, at den skal erstatte visse tegnkombinationer med en custom glyph (ligatur?). Jeg må prøve mig frem.

  4. Jokke-svin says:

    Melvin –> I totally recommend that you do. It’s not that difficult once you get into the software.

  5. majann says:

    den er såååå bra! Og WAY bedre end comic sans – jeg ville vælge din lett!! :) Gleder meg til at kunne laste den ned! :D
    Gratulerer med din font! :D

  6. Jokke-svin says:

    majann –> Det er jeg glad for at høre :D Jeg glæder mig også til at uploade den. Jeg vil opfordre folk til at lægge en besked, hvis de har brugt skriften til et eller andet (af ren nysgerrighed, hehe).

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