New Alvar Aalto inspired font for critique

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Jussi Jokinen's picture
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Joined: 29 Jun 2007 - 3:59am
New Alvar Aalto inspired font for critique
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Hi,

This is my new typeface project, inspired by attached image of Alvar Aalto's design for a door handle ("VEDÄ" = pull, "TYÖNNÄ" = push in Finnish). I fell in love with the unorthodox proportions of Aalto's lettering (which was of course made to fill certain width) and I have tried to keep that mood in my letterforms. I'm planning to include some alternative glyphs of different widths so user can more easily create words that have right amount of narrow and wide letters.

Though Aalto's Ä is superb, I couldn't figure out any decent way to make it work, so I just made up my version.

Any comments / suggestions are welcome!

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Joined: 8 Jan 2007 - 10:28am
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Great startpoint.

Before everyone chimes in here saying the design must be optically adjusted I think this has to be assessed on merit.