On sunday I felt I needed to create a typeface to be able to live with myself. From scratch and in absence of any direct influence. Here's what it has become so far.

What my purpose for this typeface is:
-Relatively big x-height (attenuation of hierarchy)
-Some caps with similitude to the lowercase (e.g B, C, D, P, R) (attenuation of hierarchy)
-Semi Serif with more contrast (without resembling Rotis)
-Combine modulation of stroke with a geometric feel
-Character set will contain old-style figures, ligatures, alternates
-Modest language coverage
-Experiment with interpolation: extra light version will be more geometric, fat version will have a much more modulated stroke.
-Italics with a moderate 5° slope

The first semi serif and mixed serif typefaces


Hello folks, for a research project I would like to know which was the first font that included a semi-serif version and/or a mixed version (half serif, half sans)

I remember now Rotis from Mr. Aicher or Penumbra from Mr. Hidy. But Im not sure which one was the first that presented this possibility. And of course Thesis...

And second is, if you thing that a semi-serif version really is usefull in the real life (for text for example) or its just a variety used more in titles.


Leonardo Vazquez