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Specimen 01 - Abraham Lincoln by pica-ae Specimen 01 - Abraham Lincoln by pica-ae
This might be the start of something awesome ;)

First, of hopefully a series of deviations, that are specimen of typefaces. I hope to do this alphabetically, the next one logically being B, and create a series of specimen for some amazing typefaces. Today starts with the typeface Abraham Lincoln.

I wanted to keep it as simple as possible, while adding stylistic elements coming from 19th century graphics. Additionally I decided to go with a $ bill inspired palette. Done entirely in Adobe Illustrator, 100% again :D Not sure if I will create all of the series entirely like this, hopefully I will find different styles to work with, as given by each typeface's character, so there might be some experiments coming as well :la:

About the typeface:
"Inspired by the proportions of the 16th President of the USA, and advertisements/playbills of the 1800s, Abraham Lincoln is a humanistic display face with moderate contrast and sturdy serifs."
Abraham Lincoln Copyright Frances MacLeod via Lost Type Co-op


Hope you like it :heart: :peace:
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:iconlazybutt:
lazybutt Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
So politically correct!
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:iconpica-ae:
pica-ae Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
:giggle:
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:iconleorenart:
LeorenArt Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
cool type!
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:iconpica-ae:
pica-ae Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
:nod: it is

Thank you :hug:
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:icongraphixs6:
GraphixS6 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
All hail serif.
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:iconpica-ae:
pica-ae Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
:XD:
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:iconpactosh:
Pactosh Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love this font!
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:iconpica-ae:
pica-ae Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
It is great :nod:
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U235master Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is excellent. It truly embodies the feeling the font gives off. Can't wait to see B!
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:iconpica-ae:
pica-ae Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you :hug:
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alexandrasalas Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oooh I like it very much! :D
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:iconpica-ae:
pica-ae Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you :hug:
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:iconpshoudini:
PSHoudini Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013   Digital Artist
wow...looks great...i'll def be downloading these...tks for sharing
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:iconpica-ae:
pica-ae Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks :hug: The site is awesome, they have some really cool fonts :la:
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GillianIvy Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooo, nice font. I particularly like the & sign. It says 'name your price'... Do you pay what you want to download it? I like the diagonals shadow you've given it. Looks good as both the thumbnail and full size. I do like tall and skinny fonts.
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
It is a pretty awesome font :la:

In the "pay" field, you can download the font for free by entering 0 of of course pay whatever amount you want :) I always see it as: as soon as I use the font and get paid for that project, I'm gonna pay for it

Thank you :hug:
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:iconpactosh:
Pactosh Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Is it like donating?
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:iconpica-ae:
pica-ae Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Yes :nod: You can choose how much you want to donate for the creator of the font :)
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:iconpactosh:
Pactosh Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh that's cool.
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:iconpica-ae:
pica-ae Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
yes :D
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GillianIvy Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's really a great site, added to my faves. I read their about, kewl that all profits go directly to the font creators and you choose how much you pay/donate.
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:iconpica-ae:
pica-ae Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
yeah, it's one of my favourite font sites :la:
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:icongillianivy:
GillianIvy Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I should learn how to make fonts ;D
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:iconpica-ae:
pica-ae Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
it's insane, im telling you :P :hug: (and I havent even finished one :lol: )
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GillianIvy Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
;D
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