I’m working on what I guess I should call a tribute (see John Downer, Call It What It Is ) to wood type, more speciﬁcally Grecian Condensed from page 272 of Rob Roy Kelly’s book American Wood Type: 1828
And the G too. The serifs on G and S (not the surf / skate company) seem too blocky and awkward, like they belong on a lettermean’s sweater. Is it just me? And the serifs are driving me crazy on the black weight. I can’t ﬁgure out how to incorporate them. I don’t know how you real type designers handle all of this stuﬀ. P.S. For those who are curious, here’s an image of the original from the book.
Careful not to double on Dennis Ortiz-Lopez’s tribute.
Holy smokes. I should have ﬁgured someone had done something. My main objective is taking it way past the original weights and making a black extended monstrosity, but in a good way, so hopefully I’ll be safe as far as not redoing something that’s already been done.