Booster Rounded Sans

Satori's picture

Hi there

Looking for some improvements and comments for this rounded sans i'm making.
It's my first effort to do a complete typeface.
I've attached a pdf to closer inspection.
Thanks in advance for any contribution to evolve.

Luis

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37DMK's picture

IMO This is excellent work. I wish i could help you with a little constructive criticism but i am still lost for words. May be you could add single guillemets if you haven't done that allready. Per haps you could try out a little more prominent cedilla, but that's peanuts.

best regards

cerulean's picture

Good show. I would only say the numeral 2 is narrow and lacking in grace.
And you'll want to generally improve accent placement; acute is too far to the left in most cases. Shape of circumflex and caron may be too shallow.

Satori's picture

Hi 37DMK and cerulean, many thnks for your feedback.
I'm now posting a new pdf, (hadn't seen the question of nr 2), www.satori.pt/clientes/boosterspecimen.pdf i think now can see how the font is working.
I would like some help in designing the other weights, im using Glyphs, and i would like to try a bolder weight, and use a similar filter to "expand stroke", to see how much thickness i want.
The offset path in Glyphsapp, creates me a grey area outside the shape, someone could me help with this matter.

Many thanks in advance

Catharsis's picture

Hi Satori,

nice font! I think the {m} could be a bit narrower, it's very light at the moment.

I know your problem; Glyphs is by far my favorite font editor, but it has some shortcomings in path-expansion functionality. I've gone as far as exporting my open-path font from Glyphs to FontForge, manually re-opening all the paths, using the Expand Stroke function, and exporting the shapes back to Glyphs.

37DMK's picture

Hello Satori
I am truly sorry that it took me so long to get back at your thread. I never used glyphs before, but i have seen a picture of how to make font-weights in typography class so i was looking all over the internet to find that same picture. No luck. – then i decided to make one of my own. Basically i wanted to point out how you can create several thicknesses without braking the capital height or the baseline or having the x-height jumping around too much.

i hope that helps (to me it was a great help to see how other people solved that problem):

font-weights

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