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some pics from my work on a font for my webpage destinated for very small sizes around 9px.
I am struggling with balancing hinting for small screen sizes, special versions for negative use on black ground with sub pixel rendering and so on…
In this pic one can see the results comparing (for now only) two browsers Google Chrome and Safari both on Mac.
For me the first one is the best, yet it is achieved with a particular thinner version of the same font only for the use on black ground. Otherwise as known sub pixel rendering tends to make fonts look much bolder than they are in reality.
Here some pictures while I am working on „Reflection Text“
Once again the sensibility of Paolo Roversi inspires me drawing my letters. These photos are from an old Ferretti ad campaign (1998 I think). The characters are from my „Webadvanced“ font. A thicker but meant to be elegant character which I’d love to keep some elegance and liveliness even in the smaller sizes on monitor. What a hard way to go!
I am listening to the beautiful semiclassical music of William Orbit.
Monitor pictures during my work on a „Advanced“-version for my new webpage thought for tiny letter sizes.
Monitor pictures of while I am working on my new typeface Minors advanced. This sans serif character is indeed a very old one (of mines) on which I did modifications that changed its look. I wanted to add to it more fashionable elegance, more in the direction of Franklin gothic feeling, clear and charming forms.
Reflection is a creation influenced by a fashion photography story by Steven Meisel.
Here are some letters and thoughts about it.
I’am sorry that text is only in German language from my manuscript “Frammenti della Bellezzza”.
«Frammenti della Bellezza» [„Fragments of Beauty“]
(uno studio di caratteri)
Pieces of my personal typeface work and also researches about beauty in general from my very personal point of view: expanding from renaissance painting to Proust, from fashion photography (as especially the work of Paolo Roversi) to my love to Italy and more… [title]
This is during my work on Urbino Italic. I keep various windows open for inspiration purposes and to compare letters to each others while I am drawing.
This one is during my work on the ‘g’. The photo showes Natalia Vodianova captured beautifully by the Italian [rooted] photographer Paolo Roversi.
Urbino Italic countered ‘g’s
Urbino Composition (for my forthcoming new website design)
Urbino Italic details: ag_g Schlinge g Schlinge
(aus Frammenti della Bellezza)
Dieses Bildschirmfoto zeigt eine Situation während der Zeichnung der Vision. Große Freude hatte ich an der ‘9’, die sich, so wie ich fand, aus der Geste der Dame auf dem Bild entwickelt hatte. In ihrer Form spiegelt sie den Arm wider, den sie zum Kopf führt und spontan wünschte ich mir ein Parfum dazu, „Nr. 9“ vielleicht, dass mit ihrer anmutigen Geste formal spielen könnte.