Polyester

Tomi from Suomi's picture

This a new font: a study of sans serif with no spurs, and with suggested calligraphy with in-taken forms to replace nib-pen thin strokes.


I also made an alternate a, w and g.

What do you think?

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Michael Green's picture

looking good! like the tops of the rounded letters (P,R etc...)

Stephen Coles's picture

Careful with the name. For Americans polyester invokes the flamboyant ’70s.

wongxiao's picture

All of the "I am a typography newbie" disclaimers apply, but I think this is just awesome. It's sleek and clean but it also has its own character. I especially love the subtle stroke thinning where curves join stems, as in /r/n/h/p/ etc. The only thing that makes me feel a little iffy is the question mark; maybe a gradual contour instead of an abrupt bend would be nice?

Concerning the alternates, more options are good, but I find the two-storey /a/ much more attractive. I find the one-storey /ae/ to be a little problematic too. That said, I much prefer the one-storey /g/ over the two-storey.

Concerning the name, I can't say it invokes memories of said decade (as it was before I was born), but it still doesn't quite do it for me...

Anyway, great work! Can we expect to see multiple weights/italics in the future?

Tomi from Suomi's picture

Thanks for the comments-

Indeed that name was just a working title. I've already changed into Spurless. And this is still work in progress: those alternate characters are just studies at the moment, and question mark is also not finished yet.

And yes; this will have multiple weights with italics/obliques.

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