Hello, here is a serif designed with my friend Jean-Baptiste Lev
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Pretty nice! A useful design for titling — could work great in a newspaper. - The “f” could be less shy. - The “g” is too calligraphic; and I’d make its ear Goudy-style. - Both the lc and -especially- the UC “k”/”K” are unhappy. - The “r” is too sharp. - The “L” seems too narrow. - Nice “Q”. I might disconnect the far left of the cross-stroke from the left body curve. - The ascending “4” isn’t working. The numerals are great overall though. - The acute, grave and tilde seem a hair too strong. - I’d ﬂatten the UC accents. - I might make the exclamation and question marks stronger. - The curly braces could be more interesting. Spacing: I think your overall letterspacing is good, but the word space too small. hhp
Yes, nice work! -E and F seems too narrow (or maybe it’s the G that is too wide?); -x could be slightly narrower; -the 2 looks weak, thicken its horizontal stroke; -the ﬁgures seem too thin. Somehow this reminds of ITC Garamond and Lucida Bright, but I also see a certain inﬂuence from Sumner Stone.
Thanks a lot for the comments! After some weeks (months) designing, I sometimes ﬁnd myself stuck in the process where choices are diﬃcult to do, and I feel somehow
Nice quick improvements! - I’d make the tail connector (the thick diagonal stroke) on the “g” slightly heavier on the bottom-right than the top-left. Look at Binney & Ronaldson #2 (AKA Oxford, AKA Monticello) for a really good model for that structure of “g”. Or Patria’s for a more pronounced diﬀerence between the two ends. - I think the gaps in “B”, “P” and “R” need to be bigger. - The counters of the “N” are imbalanced. - I prefer the top numerals, although that lower “5” is killer. - The blank space is a perfect size now. hhp
Hi, I had a quick glance: - ‘a’: the left vertical extremepoint on the bowl should be lower. - ‘c’ and ‘e’: although I like their form, I get the impression that they tend to fall to the left. Maybe a little more wheight in the lower left part. - ‘o’: the rightside is perfect, the leftside isnt as good. I would have a look at this. -’s’ and ‘S’: The middlepart should be a little higher. Although I like the imbalance which occurs between both white innerforms, I think this doesnt ﬁt with the rest of the characters. -‘A’: right stem should be lighter. -‘B’: bowls should be fatter. -‘D’: Bowl should be lighter. -‘5’ (top): horizontal streak should be longer. - Eurosign: why did you make a sign which is conform the ‘oﬃcial’ rules ? Be creative. For example you made a slanted serif, which is the only one in the whole font. - I like your lower ﬁve as well. Why didnt you use a similar form for your questionmark ? This a very nice typeface ! regards, —Jacques
Hrant, Eduardo & Jacques, Many Thanks for your remarks.