rosaiani's picture

I'd like to share and get feedback on a set of capitals I have designed for a client work, maybe it will see the light of day as a font. I'm calling it Exotique, and it's a Modern Display Serif. It is made to be seen at big display sizes.

Cheers and thanks!

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riccard0's picture

I like it. It reminds me of something, but don't remember what.
I'm not sure about the detached tail of Q. In your sample it seems like a tilde falling off the E...

rosaiani's picture

Other than all other modern serifs : ) i designed it inspired by andy mangold's Pompadour numbers (which are beautiful). It does not resemble it 100%. But that could be it.

matt_yow's picture

I quite like the detached tail of the Q, but I do see how in some contexts, with different leading etc it could look a bit odd and less readable. I'm not usually fond of the high contrast Q and its tail (see: Ambroise, Bodoni, Walbaum) but this works.

rosaiani's picture

Thanks Matt, Maybe some alternative glyphs on the Q would be a nice feature. And I'll look into that!
I totally dig the high contrast tails :)

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