Eco Typeface -- Work in Progress

ghurman's picture

Eco Typeface -- Work in Progress

This typeface is still in development. It's been inspired by a similar typeface but redrawn from zero -- no copy/paste has been used.

Do you have any ideas how to make it better or is it good enough? The point is that one day Eco should become a commercial typeface.

Note: Eco has only lower case letters because it's a display typeface.

cerulean's picture

The t looks okay in "the", but it's very likely to be mistaken for c in most other situations.

Antonio Cavedoni's picture

Jedan , you might need to find another name for this one I’m afraid. There’s a typeface called Eco by Fabrizio Schiavi that’s been around for a while now.

Other than that, I’m not sure your typeface quite works yet. Many glyphs seem confusing and out of touch with the others (s, x, k, z, v, y) and I second Kevin’s take about the c and t being difficult to tell apart. Are there any uppercase letters? Punctuation?

I don’t want to sound overly negative: as a display typeface it might have some uses, but my humble advice is to keep working on it. Modular/geometric typefaces like the one you’re doing are very hard to do right, because of the crudeness of the shapes you necessarily have to work with. I hope this helps.

ghurman's picture

yes indeed, the t is almost a c. i could draw uppercase letters but i'm asking myself is there a need for them in this particular typeface? in my opinion the confusion in spacing is caused by the screen rendering. it might look better when printed.

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