Weird. Sorry for duplicates. Just ﬁshing for opinions
i think it’s nice. the only thing that pops out at me is that the bowls on the P and R are kinda small.
The glyphs are mostly very solid, but to me the only interesting character there is the “R”. If you can carry that spirit thoughout the font (for example in the “A” by lowering its bar a lot), you should end up with something pretty nice. Otherwise I fear the font will basically a good exercise for learning how to make a text font — useful, but mostly only to you. hhp
Hrant, with your last remark you make it sound as if it was a bad thing! To make a good text typeface I need to learn how to make it. Perhaps you know some other methods?
The abrupt change in curvature between the straight strokes and arc in the U bothers me a bit. These curvature discontinuities are typical of fonts designed on the computer screen using Bezier curves, but aren’t that diﬃcult to ﬁx once you’re aware of them.
I think that a possible way to learn to design text typefaces is to try to design words instead of letters, always watching a preview on your screen and printing often text in small size, but not using always the same words (it’s obvious). You can choose some words and work on them until the single letters work, then change the words, to see if there is any problem. Maybe I said you too much… In my opinion the serifs are too small for a text typeface. I think the letters, apart R and P, are now too bare and “standard”, you could emphasize the shapes, while you look for the right proprotion. Waiting for the lowercase.
> To make a good text typeface I need to learn how to make it. Well, we do all learn in diﬀerent ways, but I tend to think that taking risks (as opposed to emulating precedent) accelerates things. Making mistakes is the best teacher! :-) hhp
I’ve been wishing to reply in this thread for a long time, but alas