High Contrast Serif for Flag

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Joined: 12 Apr 2014 - 12:43am
High Contrast Serif for Flag
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Hi everyone!

I'm currently working on some type design for a flag for my thesis show. Both the sans and serif are bespoke. The high contrast serif was very loosely based on Times New Roman and infused with the Didone theme. While comments on any of the characters would be greatly appreciated, I am struggling with the numeral nine. Can it deviate from the vertical axis, reflecting Times? Or, should it conform to the vertical axis? (Both nines are preliminary as well as the metrics.)

Thanks so much!
Will

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I think the vertical is more in keeping. Not sure about the bulb on the hook of the nine. It seems like the angle isn't quite right.

I'm torn because I like the variety the swash introduces, but it isn't fitting in, imho.

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Thanks synaes,

I was initially attracted to the nine on the diagonal axis and was trying to make it work, but you're right, the vertical nine is most suitable. I tweaked its overall form, focusing on the right stem and the bottom curve and bulb. I also thickened the join in the center (I'm not sure if this works).