Howard

paul d hunt's picture

Here's my latest project for myself. I saw Benton's Sterling and loved it and wanted to do a custom digitization, tweaking some things that I didn't like so much. So far all I have are the Capitals. In digitizing, I wated to try my hand at that fascinating faceting stuff. Eventually I'd like to expand this to a range of weights and optical sizes, but it's kind of slow going thus far. Anyhow, have a look. Let me know what you think so far.

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paul d hunt's picture

anyone?

dezcom's picture

At first glance, it looks quite promising. I wonder if the faceting has been applied consistantly enough? The curve of the P is smoothe but the serifs are chunked.
The F, V, and T also seem a bit too wide. You might also look at the lower horizontal of the P, it seems to join too straight compared to top.

I will give it a longer look later.

ChrisL

crossgrove's picture

What is the 'faceting' for?

kris's picture

Yeah, what is the faceting for? It seems odd to have a curve flow into a facet. Why not just all curves?

—K

dezcom's picture

It may be that this particular face is too modern for the faceting to work. Perhaps something more in the vein of Jenson or a hand-tooled look would lend itself to it?

ChrisL

dezcom's picture

Maybe it is an issue of the vertical stress opposing facets?

ChrisL

Miss Tiffany's picture

I think it has promise too. I wonder if you should exaggerate the facets to begin with (text weight) and slowly diminish them (display) to better understand what effect they are having. Either way, if you are going to facet exaggerating them would be more fun.

dezcom's picture

Wasn't there a thread a while back "Chunky Type"?

ChrisL

dezcom's picture

Maybe this was It:

http://typophile.com/node/5303

ChrisL

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