A serif text face

kosal's picture


Since this is my first font meant for text sizes, I'd appreciate any constructive criticism. The goal is to make a readable magazine-friendly typeface that appears very crisp and curvy— maybe even floral.

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1996type's picture

That's a great start! I really like the g. I think the bowl of your /a/ could use some more didot'ness. Meaning the top part of the bowl going in a more horizontal direction, but perhaps that's just personal flavour. I think you should give the /y/ a round terminal. The way it is now really looks out of place to me. It would probably be better for legibility if you make the arm of the /r/ end more open, so that the terminal points in a more horizontal direction, instead of downwards. That way you could also make it more compressed which would make IMO a better texture. For comfortable reading at small pntsizes, it would probably help if you make all thin lines a little thicker. Keep going!

eliason's picture

The details and delicacy of this don't say "text sizes" to me. It's handsome work, though.
You might want to extend the baseline serif of r on the right to help fill in that gap.

zeno333's picture

Very interesting....would love a TTF font file myself of your typeface....

riccard0's picture

What a beauty. There was any further development?

hrant's picture

Very nice. It's like Baskerville after a couple of pints.

hhp

kosal's picture

Sorta, it turned into a higher-contrast display face, seen in this thread: http://typophile.com/node/91783

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