Nantua is coming to town

Rene Verkaart's picture

Hi.

I see that many nice fonts appearing on this forum and I wanted to post one of my own to see your reaction.
It's not meant to be readible at small sizes. I dare people to use it big. Best used for posters, flyers, etc.

I tried to keep the width of the letters the same. The numerals are wider and a little heavier. Therefore they stick out a little bit more. I tried to break the vertical character of the letters a bit by creating some 'thick' areas (a, e). This gives the font also a little rhythem. Otherwise it would be too rigid, not?

Nantua

I'm finalizing the font but have my problems with the lowercast P and the R. The difference is too small. Perhaps I should cut of the upper right point of the P to make it more round. Then it also sticks out more from the R. Or perhaps the stem of the P should sink under the X-height.

Any more suggestions?

Ren

eightone's picture

here's some variations. i think i like the "p" the way it is, so maybe just change the "r".

alt

-phillip

Rene Verkaart's picture

Hi phillip,

thanx for your tip. The upper version looks nice. Only thing is that I want to keep the vertical openings equally big. That keeps it consistent in style.
You're right that the 'p' and 'r' looked to much the same. I will try it and see if it still fits in the global idea of the font. I need to see it in a textblock.

I sold it by the way to Union Fonts. Very soon it will be available online for sale.

How are you doing with your fonts. I saw a lot of them in this forum and I really like them. If you ask me, I think you have a good eye for it. Keep it up.

Regards,
Ren

Rene Verkaart's picture

Hi phillip,

How about this?

PR

Perhaps that fits better to the style of the font? The little sharp diagonal edge made me a little 'nervous'. In this way you keep the openness of the font without breaking the overall look-and-feel.


What do you think?

Ren

eightone's picture

it's good, it does match the rest of the font better, yet it's different enough from the "p". cheers.

-phillip

union's picture

Nantua is now available online at http://www.unionfonts.com

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