Hamsa Typeface. { transitional serif display face }

•Prakash Nair's picture

Hey guys,
Here is something I've been working on. This is my first sketch and I could use any help.

I wanted to create an elegant face based on the very curvy physique of swans. For inspiration, I am refering to Baskerville and the occasional Bodoni.

LINK (its in flash so you can zoom in)


brampitoyo's picture

Almost all of the letters looked like they had been cut off right at their baseline and x-height. Is that your intention? That could also be due to low resolution. Care to give us a PDF of higher resolution?

Also, the s look rather imbalanced and the stroke on the upper part of f need to be thinned -- like Rotis' c, it is in danger of falling over, albeit much less so. But I dig the g :)

Any possibility of using the face at text size? It looked robust enough to me.

•Prakash Nair's picture

yea I thinks its the quality. I just uploaded a PDF with the fixes.

Pixion's picture

Great font!

It definitely has a lot of curvy enegry to it. I am a beginner, so take my comments with a grain of salt.

The upper curve of the 'a' may be a bit too heavy shouldered. The 'g' has a lot of character. Its lower ear may be a bit too heavy and its upper right section looks a bit too rectangular. What about starting the curve of the 'f'-hook a bit lower in its stem. Now it seems a bit abrupt.

Hope this makes sense.


•Prakash Nair's picture

Hey thanks Pixion. Yea makes sense. That "s" has always been a pain in the *** for me.

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