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Semi Serif typefaces

Hello, I am a Graphic Design student very interested in type design.

I have a question about semi serif typefaces. Is it up to the designers will to decide which serifs to remove or are there guidelines?

I am new to the forum so I am not sure if this is the right place for this thread. If this is not I will be glad to move it to the right place as long as someone notifies me about it. Thanks in advice.

New release - Saxophone, slab serif

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Hight contrasted "Saxophone Soprano" and "Saxophone Baritone".

With lively Stylistic Alternatives in capital letters, "Saxophone" font family is an metaphorical equalent of the instrument which can be used almost in all music genres.

Available from:

MyFonts
http://Luth Norway
FontSpring
Ascender Corp.
Linotype

Cairo

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I wanted to take a classical garalde, flatten the serifs, and open the apertures a bit to create a more contemporary, 'Egyptian' style text face, almost like if Galliard and Clarendon had a child. This is what I came up with:

Right now I have just a few glyphs, but before I keep going, I wanted to check with those whose opinions I value so highly: Typophiles. Do you think think it's worth pursuing?

Looking for a beauty of a pixel

Greetings from the warmth of Sydney! I am looking for a nice font, and I've attached an image of the kind my quest is directed at. This one was taken from the Wrangler Jeans website, and the slabs remind me of pixels. The long search hasn't been too fruitful, so I would really appreciate any tips on nice pixel or slabby faces.

-Marjo

Is Unit Slab good with Gotham Narrow?

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I was thinking of pairing http://Gotham Narrow and Unit Slabtogether for a magazine. Stylish but serious. I may also use them in print for a book that accompanies the magazine's branding.

Two questions:

1) Are these a good match?

2) If you had to pick a simple typeface (serif) for the book's body text, what would you choose?

Thanks!

Start of "Saxophone" - Slab Serif

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This is my first slab serif ever done (or tried). The aim was to make something like mixture of geometrical flows and strong, stable shapes and to make a more modern look of usually sharp shaped slab serifs.

So far, I'm thinking about making also Italic for this one and probably that would be the whole family, even I tried to make something like Regular and Light versions of this "Bold" that you see, but so far, I'm not so sure about doing that.

I didn't showed numbers 6 and 9, cause I'm not pretty satisfied how thay are looking currently.
No spacing and kerning applied in this samples.

Any constructive comments are welcomed!

* I updated PDF.

Two New Releases From Greater Albion

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Here are samples of Greater Albion Typefounders' latest two releases, which have just launched on myfonts.com and fontspring.com.

Paragon is a display Roman family of nine faces, combining elements of formality and fun. It embodies a high degree of contrast between near hairline horizontal strokes and bold vertical strokes. The family is offered in three widths and in regular, small capitals and title faces. Use Paragon to lend impact to your next design project.

Foral from Portugal with love

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Last evening we released Foral – Rui Abreu's modern slab serif. A project that started almost four years ago. It started as a rigid and geometric design, but during this long period it developed into a more organic and balanced typeface, as it moved away from the initial modularity. Foral maintains its geometric concept, but with harmonized proportions and polished forms

Foral Pro is a eight-weight typeface, ranging from Light to Extra Bold with matching italics. It come with Small Caps and a wide range of OpenType features, allowing extensive and versatile use.

For a closer look and got to the Foral page

Fillit display font critique

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Hi,

I'd appreciate any comments on my display typeface design called Fillit.

It's nothing fancy, new or groundbreaking – being very novice in type design I did it as an excercise for myself only. The design goal is to create display font for newspaper section headlines that has 1. slab serif general form 2. has plenty of pop = lot of ink per character 3. can form very tight headlines without letters touching each other. 4. to be used in >72 pt

There's a brief specimen attached. I haven't finished all the characters – trying to finish smaller set before doing too much work.

Don't hesitate to be crude :)