A condensed-type - critique...

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Dag Henning Brandsaeter's picture
Joined: 6 Feb 2003 - 10:27am
A condensed-type - critique...


Ive been working on a new typeface design for
newspaper ingress, and book-text.
The idea is that which is slightly condensed
but which doesnt appear that way.

I would love to hear some critique and feedback here.
What do you think I should keep focusing on?
What are my biggest mistakes.. and so on...
Its still very much work in Progress.
(as you for sure can tell especially with upper case)

Please take a look at the PDF,
(note; I didnt kern the font yet properly, its just for a
quick sketch)

Dag Brandsaeter

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

> slightly condensed but which doesnt appear that way.

You might benefit by reading about the development of Carter's Olympian.


Tobias Kvant's picture
Joined: 15 Feb 2004 - 3:49am

Looks like a cross between Folio and Gill. Try keeping the thick and thins constant. The capitals are way too thin..

Nick Cooke's picture
Joined: 25 May 2004 - 2:29am

It has a touch of Antique Olive about it. It's pretty crude looking - maybe the stems aren't all the same thickness?

Toby you're right about the caps, in fact they look thinner than the lower case.

Nick Cooke