Hello to everyone!
I am happy to reopen the critique section of the new typophille forum with a new take of an older typeface that I developed with the help of some people from the old forum (if you are interested, the thread is this one http://www.typophile.com/node/120647).
Mell Sans is my first serious font design project (though I made a couple of display faces a couple of years ago).
It is based on some well-known typefaces, like DIN and Futura, but has some characteristics of its own:
- The subtle cursive shape of "b", "d", "q" and "g".
- The thicker horizontal strokes at the end of the curves of "e", "c", "a" etc.
- The old-style "t".
Where it stands out for me is:
- Compressed letters, which save space.
- It is very legible in small sizes
- It has character (I hate generic designs).
What you see are the bold and semibold weights. I plan to expand the family
with more styles and possibly a monospaced version.
Any feedback is very welcome.
Update: Added a new version. Check mell_sans_2.pdf