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These are the first sketches on a humanist sans. Its my first try on a sans serif non-display-font and I would like to know if you like it before I go on with it.
I think your s needs to stay off the beer, it’s about to fall over! ;^)
I’d straighten it up (anticlockwise) a tad.
I think this could benefit from loosening up the straight lines and giving it some more "flair." It just seems too stiff for a humanist.
Thanks for your hints Matthew and Conor. I will try what you suggested and loose the letters a bit. I have uploaded a new PDF where I changed some letters. I think the s isnt drunken anymore. Also I extended the descenders a bit, and made some minimal changes on some letters.
I will post a new update when Im ready with loosening some letters.
I see some pretty loose kerning, though ;) Some uneven, too.
But it does show up great at small sizes.
I adore what you're doing here with height; the difference between I and l works very well, and the massive x-heights make the dots over i and j seem to hover in a way that's very warm and uplifting. The w is gorgeous, but I guarantee you that someone will use it in a typography book as an example of a serifed letter in a sans-serif font.
I uploaded a new PDF. Its a test in which direction i should go. The new E looks more written/rough. Please tell me what you tinhk of it, or how to improve it. I am not very glad of it yet, but I have to go to bed now. Its 6 o clock in the morning.
So: Goodnight! :)
Yum... Slightly splayed. I wonder how it would affect the type when printed small. I bet it's going to cause some "there's something different about this sans, but I don't know what it is" reactions :)
Personally, I haven't encountered something like this recently, so it's a refreshing direction.
This reminds me of the vinyl sign someone posted a while ago from the Seattle Space Needle... except in a good way. It's got a very cool Zapf/Chappell vibe to it, but it still seems fresh. I can't decide whether I like your old 'E' or new 'E' better - they both look great.
I agree that the kerning needs tweaking, but since it's a work in progress, you probably know that already.
I'm looking forward to seeing more.
I havent noticed the seattle signage thread. Very funny. But i hope that you dont want to say that my letters are such amateurish like these are :(
I think I will go for the new style. I could try making an other Version later.
After you are the second person that mentioned it: No I havent done the kerning yet :) the letters were just a early vectorised version of my idea how the letters could look. I will take notice on the kerning later when I made the whole alphabet.
Goodnight to you all
best wishes: Steven
oh I read over it
This reminds me of the vinyl sign someone posted a while ago from the Seattle Space Needle…except in a good way
I recognised that it takes longer than expected to modify my letters. Sadly I havent got much time to work on it, but please dont forget my thread and keep answering what you think about it, or what is wrong with it.
I'm liking this one very much. The shapes look like they have been given a lot of thought; the changes in line-direction, subtle curves...
Don't have real critiques on it, to be honest.
Hope you will post updates once you have any. :)
I want updates! ;)
I totally like this design.