„Advanced“ typeface

Stefan Seifert's picture

Monitor pictures during my work on a „Advanced“-version for my new webpage thought for tiny letter sizes.

Monitor pictures of while I am working on my new typeface Minors advanced. This sans serif character is indeed a very old one (of mines) on which I did modifications that changed its look. I wanted to add to it more fashionable elegance, more in the direction of Franklin gothic feeling, clear and charming forms.
On my table I kept an old ad campaign of Giorgio Armani of 2003 photographed by Paolo Roversi and an open Dior book which contains a beautiful Didot character. I search for inspiration in them to turn the character of the face into something more stylish even keeping it a sans serif face. […]


Another picture while working on the ‘s’. I find it personally hard to do the downwards swelling. It tends to go up on the right side. Yet, I tried to keep it symmetrical. This keeps it somewhat warmer in feeling. The hidden photograph also is by Paolo Roversi.


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hrant's picture

Ah, this must be the Cadaverous Waif style of the family. ;-)

I like the "s".


Stefan Seifert's picture

Thanks Hrant.

This is one of my thicker fonts ;-)


Bert Vanderveen's picture

The /g/ is problematic (for me) — there is no natural flow, esp. where the curves connect at the flag. The /S/ has a somewhat forced diagonal.

[You could do far worse than using P. Roversi as an inspiration…! ; ) ]

Stefan Seifert's picture

Thanks a lot for visiting my blog, Bert, and your critics, too.
Hits me because I particularly like the ‘g’ for its liveliness in forms, specially in the head (yet it keeps elegance)

But I am looking forward to all comments and hope to see you again here!

Paolo is great indeed. It helps me a lot to look at the forms of the body that he does inscene so sensitively. I am absolutely convinced of him of being one (if not THE) greatest photographer of our time.


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