Modular type

Hello typophiles,

After having sat lazily on an interest in Type Design for far too long, I've finally found the courage (through the help of a course at University) to delve into the wonderful world of fontlab.

I was hoping for some critique of what I've got so far, I have been working with a strict grid system which has worked well most of the time although I'm still having a lot of trouble with the s, z, x and c. Getting the spacing right has also been quite hard, (especially with the extremities on the r and e) and has led me to create a series of Ligatures which I believe solves the problem and adds more visual interest. I set these up as dlig in fontlab because I read somewhere that it was appropriate however, I'm tempted to just put them through as liga. Advisable?

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I'm a student currently in my final year and I just wanted some opinions/ ideas / suggestions on this typeface. The typeface is for my major project, which is about exploring the concept of figure/ground relationship through the use of typography.


Hi everyone,
I need some information/sources on modular typefaces today. I have enough material on historical modular type. I mean reasons for creating and using one.
Now there is a real problem with understanding modular type in today's context. What we can see now is the use of module based system as a stylization. These typefaces neither utilizing some kind of idea/movement nor using modularity for economical reasons ( comparing to 20s and 30s typefaces).
Actually I think every digital font is somehow modular. Module is pixel. LCD screens also utilize module based type.
However different variations of modular typefaces are still created ( even easier now with ”font struct“).

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