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Chicago Skyline Script
« on: May 08, 2014, 01:21:43 PM »
We should find / develop a pointed pen style and call it Chicago Script to further confuse the newbies, and also just for the kicks.

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Re: Chicago Skyline Script
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2014, 01:31:31 PM »
good idea!!!

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Re: Chicago Skyline Script
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2014, 07:24:35 PM »
You guys make me laugh!  LET'S DO IT.  Squared off loops on ascenders, like skyscrapers, and descenders like winding rivers!

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Re: Chicago Skyline Script
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2014, 02:05:02 AM »
Yup. I'm down. Will work on a sample tonight. Just what I needed while [not] studying for supplementals.

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Re: Chicago Skyline Script
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2014, 02:21:08 AM »


Scribbled at work with a ballpoint  ;)

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Re: Chicago Skyline Script
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2014, 02:23:08 AM »
Moya! You beat me to it! :(

Here is my version.

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Re: Chicago Skyline Script
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2014, 02:28:29 AM »
Love it!  Loving the clouds.  I've only been to Chicago once, and I mostly remember the skyline and the clouds :)

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Re: Chicago Skyline Script
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2014, 02:30:20 AM »
Looks like a smeared note for a friend made it into the shot.

We have to standardize this.

Let Chicago Script henceforth refer to a style of Copperplate where ascender loops are eradicated and all ascenders squared. The extent of the squaring is at the discretion of the penman. Other optional features include a replacement of curved connectors with straight ones.

This way one can make it look more proper if he/she wants.

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Re: Chicago Skyline Script
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2014, 12:45:11 PM »
Haha this is great.

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Re: Chicago Skyline Script
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2014, 02:08:47 PM »
If anyone wants a preamble, this was moved from the Kind Critique section.

Joi was confused about I typo that I made, comparing people's handwriting to a 'Chicago [skyline]'. She expressed that she thought that Chicago script might be a thing.

So we made it a thing.

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Re: Chicago Skyline Script
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2014, 08:58:52 PM »
omg how am i just now seeing this?!  awesome! well ive lived in downtown chicago for about 20 years, so i gottab be able to come up with something, right?!!

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Re: Chicago Skyline Script
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2014, 04:36:40 AM »
Haha! This thread is funny yet so creative! Loved Chicago. Hope to visit again after I graduate!
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Re: Chicago Skyline Script
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2014, 05:25:24 AM »
Guys, please gently critique my Chicago Skyline Script. It's inspired by sunset, drunken Spencerian and modern calligraphy. I tried adding some bird flourishes, but they looked more like turd instead. I guess I should have used a shaper nib for those things. Unfortunately I only had a ballpoint in office... :P

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Re: Chicago Skyline Script
« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2014, 08:11:15 AM »
hilarious!  next week when the kids start summer camp (woo hooooooo!)  i will have to sit down and come up with my version!

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Re: Chicago Skyline Script
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2014, 10:21:57 PM »
... I tried adding some bird flourishes, but they looked more like turd instead ...

Every time I think of this I laugh out loud!

I love your script! Great illustration!  :)
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