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Jim Richardson's picture
Joined: 18 Dec 2002 - 11:00am
Cassidy 1999

Hi Guys

Iam just going through some old disks to prepare for a talk Iam giving to some students. I came across this face I started back in 1999.

Do you think it’s worth trying to do something with, or is it a lost cause?

brian jaramillo's picture
Joined: 3 Nov 2001 - 11:00am

Jim, this one is definitely not a lost cause, imo.
However, you might investigate similar faces
before proceeding. The ‘technoish’ rounded square shape
has been used quite a bit and is a fairly accessible
jumping off point to start a typeface.

I’d check Identikal, WWFT, and Cape Arcona to start with.
Maybe also check with some of your Union Font
designers … some of them may have already gone
down this road.

Some initial comments:

f — perhaps extend the upper arch
j — perhaps extend the lower arch
k — the upper arm needs some work, imo
m — this should not be two ‘n’s in width
or it’ll seem too wide.
w — see above

best of luck.