Hello Sans

union's picture

After leaving my sans serif font for a while, I am back on the project formally known as Richmond Sans (also on this thread).

I have been working on the lowercase 'e' and I can't help but feel that the right of the letter doesn't seem to balance with the rest of the letter. I've tried aletring it in to a number of different positions over the past hour and can't seem to get it so I m happy with it.

What do you think?

hrant's picture

You could shear it at the same angle as the lower finial (look at Palatino's "e"), but I'm not sure I even see a real problem - what you're feeling is probably just the inherent "divergence" in the [conventional] Latin alphabet.

I do see problems in some of the curves however, like the join of the left curve to the straight finial being too thin, and the leftmost profile being wobbly.

hhp

raph's picture

You could also bring in the curve a little bit, like this (I've exaggerated it a bit for purposes of exposition):

Slightly modified glyph

union's picture

Hrant, what do you think of this for the bottom of the e,better?

hrant's picture

Show us the whole thing, dude! :-)

hhp

union's picture

hehe... I can't, the illustrator files are on my mac at work, all I can do tonight is scribble on gifs...

Jim

rs_donsata's picture

Much better balanced

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