Dez Boulder goes Pale starting a family

dezcom's picture

I have been pushing the extremes of Boulder to creates interpolation styles. Here is Dez Boulder superego Hairline to start off.

ChrisL

Nick Job's picture

As usual, good looking font, Chris.

Is your r (and to some extent t and f) overkerned?

If your x is going to have fluid arms, then shouldn't the v, w, y and z too? I guess what I'm really saying is I think the x should be straight. I notice now that the y is slightly curvy. Hmmmm. Love to see a pdf.

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dezcom's picture

Nick,
The y, v, w, x, and k all have some curve to them. The x perhaps a bit more than the k. Part of this is setting up for the MM extremes for interpolation. After I do some of the between weights, I may have to revisit the x a bit.
The kerning is not there quite yet.

Thanks for your help, Nick! I will post a PDF soon.

ChrisL

William Berkson's picture

I feel in lightening the font, the rhythm of widths may have gone a bit off. For example, the 'a' feels to me too wide, and maybe the e. I guess there's always a question, whether you go more for preserving the shapes of the counters, or the outside.

dezcom's picture

Bill,
I took a midline when choosing the shape. The "a" may be a tad wide at larger sizes but is better smaller. The proportions are not humanist, I admit so "a" will seem wider than typical humanist faces. I always worry about the counters of a and e getting clogged and dark so feel better about making them open. This helps in interpolation but I may have to go back and adjust the hairline weight "a" afterward.

ChrisL

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