Slab Serif - Renaissance

Viertelgeviert's picture

I´m working on this slab serif with Renaissance elements like diagonal axis, higher contrast and assymetric serifs. What do you think?
Not sure with the lowercase g.
Any comments are welcome.

hrant's picture

I personally think this
http://typophile.com/node/112994
is more promising.

hhp

Viertelgeviert's picture

Thank you hhp! Could you be a little more precise?

hrant's picture

This just looks like a confused mish-mash of Lexicon, Sylfaen and I don't know what else. It will take a lot of "retrofitting" to be worthwhile. The other one is not a text face like this one, and it might not be entirely original, but to me it looks closer to something people would want to use.

hhp

Catharsis's picture

My main impression is a certain inconsistency in weight distribution: The thin parts of letters don't have the same optical thinness from one letter to the next; the same is true of the thick parts; serifs and terminals vary in size and weight from one letter to the next; that sort of thing. Up close, there are also some issues with detailing (rare but exaggerated ink traps, coarse curves) and proportions (e.g., the /c is too wide compared with the /e).

Don't despair: This reminds me a lot of my first typeface on Typophile... it was an attempt at a text face, too, and it had much more serious problems than yours. Like you, I had a second project for a modern-style display face going. People recommended I concentrate on display fonts for a while, and that was very helpful. Display fonts are less harsh in terms of requirements and they have more room for "quirkiness", so they're a good place to refine one's skills while still having fun and being productive. After more than a year of display faces, I am now back to my original text face, and it's going much better now. :) Hang in there!

Viertelgeviert's picture

Thank you for your helpful comment – and yes you are right, it´s the first time I tried a text face and it´s more kind of research ...

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