Schoiffer Sans

jeremieh's picture

Schoiffer Sans, a rounded humanist sans serif with historical roots is available at MyFonts and Fontspring with 50% off until September 9.

noisiak's picture

Nice!, that's an insteresting g

This is probably a amateur question:

When designing typefaces like Schoiffer Sans, all the letters shouldn't follow the same shape flow as in the g, a, e, and c ?, Is this an stilistic approach?

Question two: Did you use a especial ratio (like Golden Ratio, Perfect Fifth, Octave.. etc) to decide the max and min values of the rounded borders?

jeremieh's picture

Hi Noisak,

Schoiffer Sans is in fact inspired by a old serif typeface known as Enschedé English-bodied N°6 (see image)

I tried to keep the particular structure of the original 'g', 'e' for instance while modernizing the whole and making it a sans-serif (the 's' is more open and 'humanistic' than the original). The 'n' and 'h' 'are more conventional because it is not a display typeface but intended to set text.

The rounded borders are all made optically, I wanted that the face looks hand-cratfed and that the reader feels the 'ink' as much as possible. That's also why it is slightly flared as well.

noisiak's picture

Oh, that's a rare sample, quiet interesting. I like how the L bottom serif play with the e and a curves. That Q, the ? sign and the iacute are cool.

You just made a really distinctive design with Schoiffer Sans. The round borders look great even on a display size and all diacritics are very subtle and coherent.

Matthieu Cannavo's picture

Very nice, I really like it. You have made interesting choices and the font in the end looks great. Congratulation !

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