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Published: November 20, 2007
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's avatar
Bitch! You stole my name. D:<
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WurdBendur's avatar
But I made this before you joined dA. Sorry anyway. :(
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JosJOY's avatar
JosJOY|Professional General Artist
Very good, very vintage. A labour of love perhaps???
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MartinSilvertant|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?
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WurdBendur's avatar
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.
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MartinSilvertant|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.
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thevirtualgaucho's avatar
I like it. It's beautiful.
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Arhain's avatar
Arhain|Hobbyist Artist
Esperanto, NaNoWriMo, and a really neat font. :+fav:
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Dyosa0208's avatar
like it , i put it on my favorite
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WurdBendur's avatar
Thanks. :) I'm still working on an update. >.>
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Hateous's avatar
thank you)
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Naeddyr's avatar
The h is a bit wide.

OOOOH I DIN'T

Snap.

I like the R.
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WurdBendur's avatar
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.
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chemoelectric's avatar
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.
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WurdBendur's avatar
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.
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larsa333's avatar
I disagree, love it:)
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