In july I bought the book printed by Elzeviers in 1661. (here you can find some details). After a short research I realised there is no any fonts based strictly on types used by Elzeviers[8 pt] available now. [edit: except DTL Elzevir, but based on 14 pt /Augustijn Romeyn/ not text]
So... I decided to make a font (first in my life :D
Font under working name VanDyckBoek is intented as typeface for books. The shapes look up to printed letters set at about 8 pt.
I have attached my first attempt here. I'm particularly concerned about inconsistencies in stroke widths/contrast, overshoots etc and overall look of these letters. At this moment there is no numerals; italic and titling version are in future plans.
Every your opinion is highly appreciated.
Update: Greek script. See this file: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/19437300/kor13.png
[10.09] Very rough version in text:
[Dec 25, 2010] Four fonts: Zero, One, Two and Three in new png files:
[Dec 27, 2010] Sidebearings set the same in all fonts, so now it almost fits
[Dec 31, 2010] Cyrillic added - see hercowicz3.png. As a bonus this beautiful song by Ewa Demarczyk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzV9Fa9v8Bc&feature=related text Osip Mandelsztam, translated by Wiktor Woroszylski
[JAN 21, 2011] Some amendments, 6th line: old...new. file 21_01.png
[MAR 26, 2011] 36.png italic, Polish text
[APR 15, 2011] curiosity - VanDyck on screen 09.png and 42.png (Nightly 6.0a1, Win XP)
[JUL 22, 2011] Biblia Sacra
[DEC 07, 2011] Mongolian