Does this have potential?

1996type's picture

Hello everybody,

I've been working on Sensato Display, which I assumed would be great for fashion design. However, when I compared it to Didot the contrast turned out to be rather mild. Underneath is are the first few glyphs from a version of Sensato with really high contrast. I don't know of any sans-serif with such a high contrast and I don't feel like it lacks serifs (That's what I expected to see), so I'm pretty happy with it so far. Although it's just a few glyphs, I hope you are able to judge it's potential. Any feedback is much appreciated.

Cheers, Jasper

Ed_Aranda's picture

I don't have any technical advice, but generally speaking, I can see myself using this as a headline/display font for something like a high-end watch, classy fragrance, or up-scale alcohol ad. I don't think you can really go wrong with pursuing this direction.

eliason's picture

Certainly press on, but note that the premise will be trickier with letters other than the ones you have here. Sketching the /A/E/S/T/U/ and the u&lc diagonal letters will be a good test of its plausibility.

Trevor Baum's picture

Like a classier Optima.

1996type's picture

Thanks guys. I'll upload an update with full a-z and A E T U soon!

Creative19's picture

Very nice work.

I really like the contrast between the sharpness of the terminal and the tail on the letter a with the smoothness of the bowl. The balance bewteen the stem and the lobe on the on the d seems just right to me.

It has a slight 1920s/1930s feel to it and it's stylish and clean. I can definitely see it becomeing a sought after font.

< grins >

If you need a beta tester, I'm your man!

1996type's picture

Thanks. What do you mean by beta tester?

J Weltin's picture

You might want to study Signata by Bernd Möllenstädt.

1996type's picture

Thanks! That's a great typeface and useful comparison.

brianskywalker's picture

Yes! :,)

Although the baseline terminal of the /a/ might want some re-checking.... Maybe it could have something more like the /d/.

1996type's picture

Yes, your right about that. I hadn't noticed it so thanks for sharing!

Stefan H's picture


Very promising, go for it! The typeface do have a potential. For example as a headline magazine typeface.

Keep up the good work.

alienbreed's picture

Looks great Jasper! Definitely worth pursuing and would like to see the full alphabet =)

1996type's picture

Here's the lowercase of Sensato in 4 Grades. Hope you like it!

Synthview's picture

very very nice!
Maybe you could make the r’s arm a bit bigger.

1996type's picture

Thanks :D. I think you're right about the r.

Gary Lonergan's picture

Very nice and harmonious. I like the heaviest gradebest reminds me of Legacy.

1996type's picture

Thanks =D

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