Baroque text face

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Kyle Hildebrant's picture
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A lot of back-slant in this, no?

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Addison Hall's picture
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Joined: 4 Oct 2003 - 11:00am
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Hildebrant,

Yeah, there is. The ascenders begin to hook back to the left at the top and the descenders hook to the right. It just sort of came out in my doodles. I suppose this was part of my effort to add some variety in the angles—I had noticed that many italic faces applied varying angles to each character, which harmonized nicely as a whole. Is it bothersome to you?

For anyone interested, I am still working on this. Spacing has proven to be the most tedious (and not-so-fun) aspect of type design. Small caps are also in the works, but I’ll probably post another text sample when I finish the kerning pairs on the roman and italic.

-Addison