well Joe, that is exactly what I have in mind. I know this will make it more ﬂexible and I am toying with the idea of making this face so ﬂexible that I will need nothing else. I think it would be fun to use one single typeface for one year of design. I will properly never actually take this idea all the way and only use one face for a year, but I like the concept. I will upload a few more character/alternates in a few hours so check back.
I like this face a lot — it’s clever in a lot of ways — and would hope that you would complete it. What most interests me are the counters. They are a riﬀ on the typical counters. Ole, in constructing this face, did you work inside out from the counter, or is the counter the result of the directions you took with your stems. Do you follow? Another question. Are you going to create a separate font for the alternates or are you going to ﬁnd hardly used fontog. cells to put your third ‘E’, etc. bj
Hi BJ, I worked on the outside in. The cap “O” was the ﬁrst character followed by the “S”. I went into a lower case pretty early on but do not think it works yet (not posted yet). I have considered doing a kursive and the lowercase I have may work there if oblique/tilted. I have had a ﬁxation with 3 shaped “E” for a while and had to try it with this face. The design as a whole is partly bits and pieces of client based logo types I have done for the past 2 years, but drawn from scratch in this incarnation.