Drats! I forgot about the grey background. Whoops.
Meetings tend to bore me to death. So I sketch…
It is very encouraging to see the overcoming spirit that some typedesigners declare through their investigation in the overcoming of the typography. The search of the extrapolated personal overcoming to the overcoming in the typography. I like this way (type-do). Thanks to all. Happy near year. ODA (sorry for my english)
Working on some character development for a national client that I probably shouldn’t mention yet…
Sorry ‘bout the Custom watermark, but I’m paranoid. All those days in the Corps will do that to a guy…
This afternoon students sketches… http://perso.ensad.fr/~ensadtypo/travaux/cookerblack.html from a subject built from the Erik van Blokland type cooker :-)
JF, that “Cicero”, is it Silica? A very nice -and even more rare- font. hhp
Here’s a page from one of my books that was a TPC ﬁrstpage:
Silica! How very clear on the page — rather legible and lovely methinks. kris
The best thing about Silica? No italics. But it does have a ﬁne gradation of weights, which allows the discerning typographer to implement a purer form of emphasis. hhp
Yes, Silica from the Stone foundry pdf. I showed it with Underware Sauna as two examples (angular and round) of Black faces for my students yesterday. Along my FF Angie Black as a semi serif. hopefully, Rotis don’t have any Black weight to ﬁt on the subject :-)
The best thing about Silica? No italics So why is Silica’s sloped roman any better than an italic counterpart? kris
It doesn’t [even] have a sloped roman. hhp
On the pdf speciman I have downloaded it does. We are talking about Silica from Stone type foundry, yes? kris
Mechanical, app-level. http://www.stonetypefoundry.com/html_pages/SilicaFeatures.html Purism is for Culligan. hhp
Not strictly “sketching” I guess, but something I did last night during my ﬁnal calligraphy class: No guide lines used. hhp
Excellent suggestion, lars! This thread is making me so happy!
[ This could one of the best threads ever. It now resides in “Design,” where it belongs. ]
That’s pretty crazy, Phillip. I was listening to Death Cab when I clicked to your post. Nice work.
Grant — make a typeface out of that delightful scribbling,
Fun. Reminds me of those studies that track eye movements over a page / image.
The Vikings didn’t have horns in their helmet. That’s just a myth
Erik van Blokland’s sketches.
Hrant, I believe it is, and you’re right — it is sadly uncommon. The link to Silica.