Revista

fuentes bo's picture

Hi typophiles. I want to show you a typeface I'm currently working on. Her codename is Revista and her purpose is to be the "corporate face" for my studio. No figures, no punctuation, and not kerning yet (Illustrator phase).
Let me read your suggestions!
revista1

fuentes bo's picture

a closer look to a few letters...
revista2

fuentes bo's picture

double

vanisaac's picture

I like the squared dots on i and j. The A and X seem to fall below the baseline, and the Q seems a bit off balanced - it feels like it's leaning left, like the tail is pushing it over. I don't know if the w quite works; I'd have to see it in running text.

Very nice face here, Santiago.

Jon Whipple's picture

This is nice. Generally I like the straight lines in the terminals. The exit on the a reminds me of Renaissance serifs, but the overall feel is kind of a friendly Realist type.
Specifically: I like the two storey a better than the single one. It looks like the B is leaning bacwards just a tiny bit. Ww is cool. g is neat but maybe its ear could be bigger?

Looking forward to more.

Jon

vanisaac's picture

Good point on the g ear, Jon. It definitely needs to be a bit more defined - it looks weak at small sizes. I just noticed that the lc e seems to be tipsy - I can't figure out whether it is tilting forward or backward. It may be that you have attained a perfect equilibrium with it, but there seems to be almost a tension, and maybe that's what you were hoping for. I don't see the B leaning backwards, but Jon may well have more refined eye on that one.

fuentes bo's picture

Thank you Van and Jon. I see the problem on the "g" ear, and will fix it.
I will repost a bigger image (a PDF or SWF) to look at details on "e" and the others.
I was playing with tension on "e", but I'm not sure if it works in this face or is just out of place.

fuentes bo's picture

Mmmmm... Flash break outlines too much.
Here are more samples. Another "Q" and slighty modified "e" and "g".

revista3

hrant's picture

Emigre Syntax. Nice, actually!

hhp

whoisdan's picture

What's going on at the bottom of the "M"? Is the baseline angled like the"A"? I also see the "f" tipping over clockwise. Maybe tighten it up on the right and extend it a hair on the left. What do you think about making the "a" counter slightly bigger? It might just be the resolution, but those square dots look too big. Last, the "C" and "c" look too light.

Jon Whipple's picture

I'm with Daniel on the square dots. And the lc a could use a bigger bowl with more counter. The angled terminal on the A, and the foot of the R definitely suggest the same for the M. The uc S I like a lot, especially the taper at the ends. It looks like it may be tipping backwards ever so slightly (though I'm beginning to think it's me that is). The g is better too.

Jon

William Berkson's picture

I think there is a problem with the g. To me the sharp angle is out of character with the rest of the face, and sticks out.

eomine's picture

Nice job, Santiago.
But honestly, I think an one-storey 'g' would work better here.

fuentes bo's picture

I will post a few .gifs showing details on "A", "R", and "M" baselines. "M" has angled strokes like "A" and "R".
About "a", I will post a sample of its evolution, it had a bigger counter before... I'm happier with the last one.
Does everybody feel the "g" is out of place here?
Thanks for the feedback!

Jon Whipple's picture

Santiago, I for one like the binocular 'g'. If you think that the sharp angle is a problem or you are unsure you could try reducing the angle of the stroke to match the tail of the 'y', or curve the corner which could be interesting.

I like the binocular 'a' and 'g' in an alphabet like this.

Looking forward to seeing the evolution of the 'a' and also the deatils of the baselines of the others.

Jon

fuentes bo's picture

I'll work over your suggestions about the "g". I like it the way it is, but I could be wrong...
Here are the samples.

a-evolution

Jon Whipple's picture

Cool. Nice pics. After seeing your evolution of the 'a' I'm inclined to agree that it's the nicest for your face. I'm still stuck thinking that the bowl could be just a slight bit larger top to bottom, but choosing to stay with this would not be wrong in any way.

I like the canted shoulders of the M. I think that the base line could stand some more angle. The E is great, I like the finish on the top arm.

Jon

whoisdan's picture

This is pretty solid. I like it. The M looks good I think, but I'd be interested to see if it gets stronger if you flatten the bottom. Of course, this is the opposite of what Jon says, and counters your strategy of angled baselines for angled legs. The "a" evolution has given you a better character, but the counter looks smaller. I'd like to see it among other letters. Cool.

hrant's picture

I'm sure you can make the binocular "g" work in this design.
Make the ear stronger and the head/bottom connection more traditional.

hhp

aquatoad's picture

Some suggestions after macro viewing

R: Leg needs more weight and a hair more length
M: Try a traditional stroke modulation. Right now you have thick, thin, thin, thick. The traditional goes thin, thick, thin, thick. It can be minute modulation, but I think it will improve.
E: Hard to tell about the arms, they look like they might not be exactly horizontal based on the anti aliasing. The top arm may be a bit light.
g: Maybe less angle in the waist?

Randy

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