Monday, December 7, 2009

Candy Cane Bitmap

I chose to create my bitmap font using mini candy canes. My first two attempts proved unsuccessful (based on the feedback received in class) but I was encouraged to explore the third. This was primarily due to the fact that I set the baseline and x-height with room for the descender which I had overlooked in the first two. This particular font's baseline is two units from the bottom and the x-height is six. (I also altered the grid from 2" to 1.5" in order to close the space around the candy canes. I attempted to design the font while keeping in mind my object. I am unsure as to how successfully this was translated to the final letters, but the bitmap font as a whole undoubtedly gives off a holiday feel.

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