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Massimo Nardini's picture
Joined: 20 Jun 2003 - 5:55pm
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I'm quite happy with what I achieved today, so I take liberty to post a work-in-progress (hope this is the right place, and you won't mind).
I don't know, I'd call it an 'egyptian', maybe bold?
I like the shape of 'q b d', which reminds me of a 'serif din'; and 'a' is no bad either. I wonder if I could better match the 'e o c' with the general style. Maybe force the uprightness of the p on the 'e o c' letters?
Of course, no metrics or kerning whatsoever.
Any suggestion welcome.

thank you very much

Chris Lozos's picture
Joined: 25 Feb 2004 - 11:00am

Take a look at your p h d b q and see if you feel the horizontal curves are too heavy, Compare this to your o and see if you think they should be closer in thickness.

Keep working__works in progress are welcomed.


Hrant H Papazian's picture
Joined: 3 May 2000 - 11:00am

- bottom serifs should be asymmetrical the other way.
- Make the ear like the spur of the "b".

"a": narrower.


Eben Sorkin's picture
Joined: 22 Jan 2004 - 4:19pm

It has a marlboro vibe to it. I like it anyway.

Nathan Matteson's picture
Joined: 16 Dec 2002 - 11:00am

I think this is akin to what ChrisL said, but the bowls on b q p d, as well as the shoulders on h and u, seem to have a 'bump' in the curve. Almost a corner, in fact. Take a look at what Peter Karow called the 'bone effect' (2/3 down the page).