Coquitlam Gothic

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Coquitlam Gothic
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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.]
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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

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Joined: 25 Nov 2002 - 6:44pm
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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