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this is a sequel of baustelle, a typeface i started some time ago.
wow, i like it a lot!!
The numerals should have the same treatment
yes, i guess you are right about numerals, but i am still reluctant to do the treatment. somehow i have the opinion that some characters allow this "negative ink trapping", some not, as in case of most of the numerals...
soon i will upload some regular & bold variants.
so, the new concept is to divide the typeface family into »display« and »text« cuts. i have uploaded a text version that you can find as attachment.
This is quite nice! The overall polish is very good, and the display cut is original but understated. However the text cut is of course way too light for [much] text. If you're not going to have darker weights I would suggest changing the naming and targeting the system for intermixed usage - that would allow for some very cool "emphasis" via the [current] display cut in a body of the [current] text, or vice versa! Of course in that case every glyph in the display cut would need some swell.
Looking at the "text" cut:
Both "g"s have problems. The binocular one is quite unhappy; maybe make the bottom bowl larger and more to the right, simplify the join between the two bowls, and try making the ear a simple straight line. The monocular one just needs a less curly terminal I think.
The tittles (dots on "i" and "j") are too big. Although that would work great in the display cut (where I'd make them even bigger).
Numerals: 4 and 8 too narrow.
Spacing: considering this will almost always be used large, the spacing I'd make quite a bit tighter. If you decide to keep this loose spacing, the wordspace needs to be bigger.
thanks for the comments, they all make sense indeed, specially the »g« and the dots on »i«, »j«...
i guess, i should try doing a regular version, i am facing some difficulties at the time, that will take some time to post something proper..
you are mentioning display version is a bit understated – so you are suggesting, there should be even more contrast betw. the elegance of the lines and the »black ink« spaces?
Actually I like the fact that the display cut is only subtly different.
What you might do though is have multiple cuts with increasingly
Most fonts have a Weight axis - this could have a Swell axis!