Cinzel. A typeface inspired in first century roman inscriptions

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Cinzel. A typeface inspired in first century roman inscriptions
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Hi people I would like to introduce you to my latest design, Cinzel.
Cinzel is a typeface inspired in first century roman inscriptions, and based on classical proportions. However it’s not a simple revivalism. While it conveys all the ancient history of the latin alphabet it also merges a contemporary feel onto it.

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http://www.behance.net/gallery/Cinzel-Typeface/5654455

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Great inspration! I love it!

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Thanks! :)

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Joined: 21 Apr 2005 - 8:16am
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Bravo! The geometric constructions are superb. Thank you for this elegant and inspired family…

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Thanks oldnick! :)

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Elegant and interesting. But I’m wondering why you didn’t make the Decorative glyphs a stylistic set in the main fonts, rather than doing them as uppercase/lowercase in the decorative fonts. Using a stylistic set would give print users the full range of glyphs (decorative case, uppercase and lower (small caps) case) in a particular weight with proper kerning between glyphs.

David

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Hi David. thanks for the compliments :)
A Stylistic Set would make total sense to me as well, however the font was primarily designed for the web, mainly for the Google Web Fonts Library, and that means I couldn't use open type features, since, as far as I know, you can't use them through Google's "embedding" method.
I thought of making a print and web version but that might end up being confusing, and so I just shared the files like that.
But, who knows, I might work a bit more on that in the future, also the ligatures on the decorative styles are made with kern pairs (O+O and H+E) surely not the best solution, but it was a way to try to bring some interesting shapes to the web.
Natanael