Baroque text face

addison's picture

I have loved letters for a long time, but this is my first attempt at making them. The following attachment will show that I am very early in the process -- the character set is far from complete and there are no kerning pairs (please forgive the spacing!). Any advice or insight is appreciated.

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Clarence Sample Sheet.pdf (24.9 k)

Hildebrant's picture

A lot of back-slant in this, no?


addison's picture


Yeah, there is. The ascenders begin to hook back to the left at the top and the descenders hook to the right. It just sort of came out in my doodles. I suppose this was part of my effort to add some variety in the angles--I had noticed that many italic faces applied varying angles to each character, which harmonized nicely as a whole. Is it bothersome to you?

For anyone interested, I am still working on this. Spacing has proven to be the most tedious (and not-so-fun) aspect of type design. Small caps are also in the works, but I'll probably post another text sample when I finish the kerning pairs on the roman and italic.


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