i’m posting my latest project: fra, a display font based on the lettering on a sketch by italian renaissance artist fra bartolomeo.
i’m presenting two versions. i started with a design, that wasn’t very close to the original drawings. after i got feedback, that it was to reserved and geometric i decided to draw a new version.
by now, i hate the ﬁrst version, but i’m not quite sure if the second attempt is heading in the right direction, even though i like it much more. please tell me what you think.
is it too calligraphic ot should be even less “sharp”? what about the serifs, should i keep the edges or round them up?
|here is a pdf:
specimen121204.pdf (484.8 k)