"Abbotsford", very early sketches

capthaddock's picture

I spent about a day tracing some sketches in Illustrator and throwing together an incomplete font.

The inspiration for this was some "decorative Gothic capitals" I saw in a calligraphy book. The calligrapher had taken some artistic liberties and added curly-cues to the Gothic shapes. I've reinterpreted the shapes again, redrawn some completely, and this is the result.

I'd like to know if the folks here think there's merit in this idea, and in developing the font further. (I know that the outlines are pretty rough right now)

Abbotsford

Paul

glutton's picture

Absolutely it has merit. I definitely like your approach of referencing those historical forms, but not clinging to them fanatically. Have fun!

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