Helvetica+Baskerville= Helville?

karloco8's picture

Im not sure if anyone has attempted this already, but whatever, i've been working on the merge of these two faces into what i call Helville, mantaining the weight and proportions of helvetica with some characteristics of baskerville...
here are some screencaps of the work in progress... more to come -

Your comments will be highly appreciated as this is my first experience "creating" a typeface (i know im cheating, but its a start!)
thanks!

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hrant's picture

> mantaining the weight and proportions of helvetica
> with some characteristics of baskerville...

Did you get this idea from Vignelli?

hhp

karloco8's picture

Not really, is there any particular project of his that i can reference?? i would hate to end up with the same results if Vignelli or any other designer has attempted this.
thanks!

hrant's picture

It's that he made a Bodoni based on Helvetica's attributes.
I personally think Vignelli completely misunderstands type.
Which is not to say your effort is doomed to failure - in fact
your actual results are nothing like his. You should know
however that this is very 90s.

hhp

Jennifer E. Dahl's picture

Loving the numerals!

cuttlefish's picture

If this looks like a '90s font, then its sure to be ready for when the nostalgia wave hits in 2-5 years. Already some shades of grunge revival in those Olympic opening ceremonies.

Cameron Williams's picture

Look into the work Donald Knuth did on Metafonts back in the early 80s. One thing he noted was that Helvetica and Baskerville have nearly identical proportions!

hrant's picture

No way. Unless "nearly identical" means like 50%.

hhp

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