Coquitlam Gothic

capthaddock's picture

This is another of my current projects - a sans that is gothic in structure, but with some improvisations. The q and g speak for themselves. The alphabets aren't finished and some letters need work, but I'd like to know what people think.

[The name is not permanent, by the way.]
coquitlam

Paul D

aquatoad's picture

Hi Paul.

I Like what you're up to here. It certainly has more character than what I was up to in my thread. The highlights I think are the unicase q and the g. The ear is fantastic!

A couple of thoughts:

1) Your rounds need to extend beyond the baseline/x-height in order to optically sit on the baseline. (a,b,c,d,e,g,p,q,s,u).

2) The s and A look light, also give a little extra weight to the vertical parts of your rounds (ie. so the left and right sides of the o (c & e) opticaly match the width of the stem of the b etc.

3) Try the diagonal ends on the t and f at slightly less of an angle. Maybe apply this idea to other terminals (r, s)

4) The e is going to close up at small sizes. Try giving it more room at the top.

Good start!
Randy

capthaddock's picture

Thanks, Randy! Good suggestions.

1) Your rounds need to extend beyond the baseline/x-height in order to optically sit on the baseline. (a,b,c,d,e,g,p,q,s,u).

I usually do these adjustments in Fontlab once I have all the glyphs designed. I'm still in Illustrator Phase right now.

3) Try the diagonal ends on the t and f at slightly less of an angle. Maybe apply this idea to other terminals (r, s)

Good idea!

Paul

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