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Lumaro Preview by WurdBendur Lumaro Preview by WurdBendur
This is just the first preview version of a font I've been working on for a long time now, shown with an excerpt from my current NaNoWriMo novel. There are still a lot of glyphs I need to add, but I wanted to go ahead and put up what I have since I think it's still somewhat usable as it is, depending on your purpose. I'll update the deviation whenever I get around to this (which could be a while).

Lumaro is Esperanto and means "an array of lights" or "hiring sea" by some stretch. It's just a name I made up for no reason, but I thought it fit.

Come to think of it, the sea might make an awesome employer. I think I'd enjoy the job, anyway.

Feel free to use this font in deviations or whatever else, even commercially. Just please give me a link. Yes it says noncommercial, but that means the font itself. Don't sell it. I mean, it's not yours. But if you use it in something you create, that's a totally different thing. I'll probably write my own license soon.
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Lumaro101 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Bitch! You stole my name. D:<
WurdBendur Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
But I made this before you joined dA. Sorry anyway. :(
JosJOY Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Very good, very vintage. A labour of love perhaps???
MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
Looks very nice! I like the quite oldstyle look with the narrow capitals. Do you intend to expand this font with more weights and italics?
WurdBendur Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
At one point I meant to do a while lot with this font, but I wasn't able to work on it for a while, and I practically forgot about it. Maybe I'll do something eventually.
MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
You know, last time I commented I focused on the design of the uppercase but the lowercase letters are also unique. The short top serifs, the long curve in 'f', the more calligraphic 's', the top-heavy 'a'... I think it all creates a very nice texture and I suspect this will work very well at small sizes. One thing though, and I actually can't decide whether I like it or not. The characters h/m/n/u are too wide compared to other characters. The negative space is bigger than in letters like 'b'. I kinda like this versatility in the typeface though so I'm not sure it's bad practice.
thevirtualgaucho Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010
I like it. It's beautiful.
geverto Featured By Owner May 13, 2009
Arhain Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
Esperanto, NaNoWriMo, and a really neat font. :+fav:
WurdBendur Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008
Thanks. :D
Dyosa0208 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008  Student
like it , i put it on my favorite
WurdBendur Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
Thanks. :) I'm still working on an update. >.>
Hateous Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008
thank you)
Naeddyr Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2007
The h is a bit wide.



I like the R.
WurdBendur Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2007
Hmm, you mean the lowercase <h>, I assume? You might be right about that. How about the <n>?

I like the <R> too. I decided to go with a similar design to my other font, where I'm told it didn't fit in as well, but I thought I could do it better here.
chemoelectric Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008
The R looks good, but I think the M would work better if its stems were less angled out. Also the O looks like it is sagging.

I suspect the n h and u look wide because the o and maybe also the e d and b are too narrow. The a seems about right.

The g looks like it is a small animal trying to hide. :)

Maybe a wider A would be better.

Just some things I would play with to see if they helped. You might prefer a more condensed appearance than I do.
WurdBendur Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008
Right on all counts, I think. I need to do a lot more work with it anyway, so I'll keep these things in mind and see what works.

Though, I kind of like my g. :) I guess it could be a little wider?

I usually tend to go too wide, so I approached this design with the intent to condense it a lot. It definitely helped, but I guess it's just not totally consistent.
chemoelectric Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008
Fuller and more sweeping in the lower story. Brioso has what I mean, without making the g very big: [link]

You would want something different, for Lumaro, which is more lapidary than calligraphic, but it's the idea.

The S seems kind of sagging, too. I think I need to learn a lot more about S, myself, it's hard for me to see the shape of an S.
larsa333 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008
I disagree, love it:)
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