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AMBASSADOR PLUS Type Family by JurajChrastina AMBASSADOR PLUS Type Family by JurajChrastina
Hairline display fonts are elegant and subtle with touch of luxury. They are the Champagne of type. Ambassador Plus Family represents a set of classy typefaces best suitable for magazines, cosmetics packaging, advertising or any kind of fine and sensitive design.

AMBASSADOR PLUS is available at MyFonts: [link]
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MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
I think I would shorten the top terminals of /C, /G and /S a bit because they stick out slightly too much. I would also make /U, /L and /T a bit wider and make the degree symbol a bit smaller. In general this is a fantastic typeface though. I like how many of the letters are quite condensed but then the /A and rounded letters are quite wide, which is reminiscent of the Venetian type but you made it work in an entirely different construction.
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JurajChrastina Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Martin, thanks for your comments, it's allways good and useful to know others opinions.
I could talk about my creative process and explain why I decided to do it like this or like that, but I think it's not important, you can just look at the result. And I know there is allways something to improve.
You are right - as you can see, the width of the letters is in most cases inspired by classic old typefaces which are still popular - I think there is a lot to get inspired by even after centuries.
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MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh definitely. In fact I tend to add more Garalde elements than transitional ones in general. Not necessarily the proportions but the weight distribution. For reading the Garalde typefaces are still among the best ones. Of course the x-height is quite small but contempory typefaces tend to have a higher x-height while maintaining that irregular weight distribution to improve legibility.
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JurajChrastina Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
The legibility wasn't my main goal, it's a headline typeface.
I think you are really in love with type design.
Which ones from your fonts are completed?
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MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yes, I know. I'm just saying, book typefaces tend to favor a bit of an uneven color. From my experience though slab serif typefaces function very well in longer texts. I wouldn't want to read a book in it, but for magazines and such it's perfect.

I was just thinking, do you intend to make alternate weights as well? I suppose the fashion industry really only requires a thin/hairline weight, though looking at the proportions I'm convinced a black weight would look quite amazing.
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JurajChrastina Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
I'm working on an other complete family containing 9 weights and I have never enough time to finish these works so sometimes I can do only some quick job. Maybe in the future I will make a bigger font family based on Ambassador.
You have a lot of unfinished fonts so I think you will understand.
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MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Haha definitely. I often just get new ideas I have to execute. At least you released several typefaces already.

By the way, how many weights do you draw manually? I do 3 master weights and eventually I'm going to use interpolation software to generate the other weights.
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JurajChrastina Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
I think 3 is ok. If you use 2 masters, maybe you will have more work with refining the interpolated weights. And for very heavy weights the shapes are slightly different, so there will be more work or you have to make it manually (or not to make so heavy weights).
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MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh I forgot to answer your question. I only completed Dion Sans which was done in 2010. Since then I haven't finished any new typefaces. I do intend to finish Crouton Grotesque (which will be an all-caps typeface consisting of 1 font) fairly soon and sell it though. My other typefaces probably won't be finished for a while.

On another note, every time I look at Dion Sans I'm thinking I should eventually add Italics and perhaps even small-caps and alternate weights. Due to the lack of construction the typeface is easy to expand.
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JurajChrastina Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Looking forward to see your finished faces. Some of them look just great - Aghari, Dagon, Hagel (but I'm not sure about the sharp elements in b, q, italic a, g...) etc.
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