Glyphic/Grotesque

alfa60's picture

Hi all,
I am working on a new typeface which combines elements of early sans faces (Grotesque MT) and roman glyphic (Albertus).
All too often I use Grotesque MT as a sans text face and felt that I needed to make my own alternative (with an antique twist).

Its in its early testing phase and so far I have made Regular, Semi-bold and Bold (although I started building the font from the semi-bold weight)

I'm not sure how to present it (or even name it) at this point but I'd like to get some critiques and comments on it. I am attaching a simple PDF for your collective consideration.

Thanks
J.

http://www.alfa60.com/joe

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Qassim's picture

beautiful work

cerulean's picture

Frankly, it looks like two faces. They're nice faces and you should finish both of them. But they're not integrating well.

alfa60's picture

Actually, thats kind of the idea.
I enjoy the tension between the two aesthetics.

when its used for extended text I think it achieves some kind of cohesion, have a look at this sample:

speter's picture

Joseph, can you post that longer sample as a PDF? The image is fuzzy. (In some cases, it looks like the beak of the r sometimes looks too long, and sometimes not.) I think the overall effect is very good.

1985's picture

Interesting combination!

alfa60's picture

Hey guys, thanks for your comments. I've attached a PDF of the text now. I look forward to your comments!

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