Typophage Sans Serif

Christophe Badani's picture

Hello,
here is a sans serif. This font is used for text and display size, combined with an other, serif font (see Critique > Serif > Typophage Serif). Details and more in PDF files.

Typophage Sans Serif v.1.0b


application/pdfTypophage Sans Serif v.1.0b, PDF
Sans_Serif_v10b.pdf (33.0 k)



application/pdfTypophage Sans Serif+Serif v.1.0b, PDF
SansSerif+Serif.pdf (30.2 k)

degregorio2's picture

Creo que tu tipograf

pablohoney77's picture

i'm no pro, so take my advice with a grain or two of salt...

overall i think it's very nice. One feature i really like is that the diagonals in the A, M, V, W, v, w, and y seem to flex or bow just a bit. However the X, Y, Z, x and z seem a bit rigid in contrast, perhaps the k as well.

the eye of the e seems a bit small, as do the eyes of the 6 and the 9. the r looks like an amputated n.

keep up the good work!

hrant's picture

This is actually a semi-serif... Good for you - we need those!

It reminds me a little bit of Costa (my fav Porchez font, finally released for retail sale - yay!) but it's certainly original nonetheless. I'm actually liking it a lot - but it needs work. The even tone is nice - it's an honest, but sensitive design. And the stroke terminals are great.

Lowercase:
- The "a" is obnoxious, sorry. It has the worst of Gill Sans, and that Jannon imbalance to boot.
- I don't think there's a good reason to give the "f" a descender.
- The "g" is nice - maybe give the head more size versus the tail - the glyph looks way too small compared to the rest.
- I think the "k" needs some of the bowing.
- I'm unsure about the "w".
- The "x" needs some of the bowing too, and maybe the "z" as well.

The caps are really nice.
- The "L" and "T" seem too wide.
- Consider bowing in the "K", "X", "Y" and "Z".
- The "S" needs more balance and polish.

Others:
- Interesting numerals. The "3" is too much though.
- I like the 3rd ampersand. A lot.
- Superb "at" sign.
- Flatten the UC accents.
- The acute and grave seem a hair too strong.

Spacing: it needs work, but with some tightening I think the wordspace you have is good here.

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One thing about the pairing with the serif version though - I don't see them as compatible designs at all - certainly not sister types.

hhp

eomine's picture

> This is actually a semi-serif...

Well, only the ascenders have serifs. That's 5 characters out of 26.


> It reminds me a little bit of Costa

And it also reminds me of Fedra.


> The "a" is obnoxious, sorry. It has the worst of
> Gill Sans, and that Jannon imbalance to boot.

I don't think so. The a is fine to me.


> I don't think there's a good reason to give the "f" a descender.

Me neither. The descender gives too much emphasis to the
white space between the f and the next letter.

I think the figures are great, maybe except for 6 and 9; they
need bigger counters.

Christophe Badani's picture

> Creo que tu tipograf

rs_donsata's picture

Christophe, this sans reminds me a bit of Lucas de Groot

Stephen Coles's picture

Hey Cristophe. Good to see you here.

Like most of your work, it's very nice. The bowing is lovely.
Something to keep in mind: most folks can't stand the
disconnected 'Q' in de Groot's Thesis. Make sure you have
a good reason for yours.

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