Work Title "Huckleberry"

Jan Sandvik's picture

This is a typeface that I have been fiddling around for a long time. It has its roots in 19th century american printed ephemera, but it's not based on any particular font - it's more of a "remix" of different styles with some added twists.

I have tried to make the outlines rough to get the same warm soft feeling that old ephemera has.

I also have experimented in spacing the font more tightly than would have been possible with real wood type to get a more modern feel.

I haven't yet really focused on spacing/kerning and even the basic character set isn't even completed yet.

Any comments appreciated.

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cerulean's picture

Intriguing. You might even try a clean version as well.

The ear of the g seems to get in the way a lot; maybe you should set something like "ege" and "igi" without the ear and with balanced letterspacing, and then design an ear that fits in.

ebensorkin's picture

The serifs on some characters seem just a bit bigger than they need to be. The m & n especially. I think you could scale back their size slightly ( height) overall & get a more pleasant readable face without sacrificing style. Ornamented versions might be nice later too.

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