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Caprica by BigYellowBiohazard Caprica by BigYellowBiohazard
********DOUBLE-STRENGTH ATTENTION********

Hello folks. Firstly I want to thank you all for your enthusiastic support and kind comments; that you appreciate my work enough to clamour for the finished product is really gratifying. Unfortunately, my long-term health condition combined with the mammoth amount of work needed to bring Caprica to release-state means that I have no current plans to complete the project. I know many of you will be disappointed by this news. I am too, in many ways - it's not like me to leave a project unfinished, and I want more than anyone to see Caprica fully-fledged and usable. One day, I WILL finish it. But for now, while I have an extremely limited amount of energy available to me, there are other, more pressing things to focus on, and so this giant task must take a holiday.

Thanks again for all your support.

All the best,
Nick

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Holy frak! A sudden surge of drive to make something has seen me give birth to...this little child.

ATTENTION: THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS; THEREFORE, CAPRICA IS CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD. I AM WORKING ON IMPORTING GLYPHS INTO FONTLAB, AS WELL AS ADDING HINTING AND KERNING INFORMATION. YOU'LL HAVE IT AS SOON AS IT'S READY! HITTING THE DOWNLOAD BUTTON WILL DELIVER A SLIGHTLY LARGER, THOUGH UNDENIABLY SEXY, VERSION OF THE SPECIMEN YOU SEE HERE.

Anybody with a passing awareness of the reimagined Battlestar Galactica should be able to tell where this has come from. There has been a spiffy freeware font of the logotype for the original series around for a few years now (by an unknown author - DaFont, amongst many others, has it archived), but from what I can tell, all that exists of the new warlike modernisation of the type are the letters G-A-L-C-T-I, those seen on DVD boxes and in promo artwork for the show all over. From these six glyphs, I wanted to see if I could extrapolate the rest of the font, staying true to the spirit of those letters but, somehow, making it my own.

Then things kinda spiralled out of control.

As is usually the way with these things, I got ambitious, and what began as a mere homage has grown into a full-on family, featuring numerous weights, as well as alternate characters and ligatures. I had considered adding tails to some of the glyphs, meaning that they could be physically linked together (the font “Battlestar” does this), but opted not to - I feel this would reduce the overall usability of the font and, frankly, destroy some of its elegance.

And there’s more to come!

I’m soon going to start work on a text face based around Caprica-Two (the thinner weight), with a lowercase and accented character set, something that can be used for body text to complement the chunkiness of -Four and -Six.

The following letters have alternates, mapped as capitals.

ABCDEFGHKOPQRSZ

The following ligatures are contained within each weight.
Duplicates indicate alternate ligatures.

A+E
A+E
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:iconscifipi:
is this available yet?
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:iconapollotheiv:
ApollotheIV Sep 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful. i cant wait till you're finished (:
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gurokevin Jul 4, 2013   Photographer
How do I get it?
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:iconmono-duran:
HOW DO I GET IT?
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:iconmartinsilvertant:
MartinSilvertant Mar 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
Very nice design! I'm not usually enthusiastic about fonts inspired by logos from series or movies, but this one is cool. Nice different styles as well. I would however recommend changing the width of a few characters in Caprica Two. The /A in 4 looks like a proper /A, but in 2 it's looking odd. Condensing it might fix that.
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:iconslogan1420:
thanks for this font
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:iconxigeek:
thanks, for your hard work
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