Darn!

paul d hunt's picture

If You Could beat me to the punch! I've been investigating upright and sanserif scripts for a while, but these guys have already done it. i've tried to convince Mark Simonson to do a fully connecting version of Coquette, but don't think i sold him. Oh well, will still give it a go someday to make a full-fledged font similar to what the If You Could guys have already done.

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ebensorkin's picture

Show us some sketches please!

Miss Tiffany's picture

I think part of the charm of Coquette is that it doesn't connect. (Not that Mark couldn't pull it off, I just think it would cease to be Coquette.)

I think the first challenge is simply doing an upright italic. I think of Veronika Burian's Bree (although not technically an italic it feels like a sans-script) and Sibylle Hagman's Odile has an upright italic.

Mark Simonson's picture

I haven't forgotten about your suggestion, Paul. I don't think it's a bad idea, though it may need a different name, as Tiffany suggests. I may yet do it. I also have some other plans to enlarge the Coquette family, but I don't know how soon I will be able to show anything. Hopefully yet this year.

Mark Simonson's picture

Also, don't forget Michael Doret's Orion.

dezcom's picture

I think the example Paul linked to from "If You Could" is an entirely different thing than any of the other examples mentioned above. It is much more a grotesk being itself yet connected and has no caligraphic feel. Instead it has quite a lovely spacial relationship in figure ground--therefore it seems a whole new breed. I rather like it and hope Paul or whomsoever would pursue it.

ChrisL

paul d hunt's picture

chris is right, i'd like to do something quite literally like what If You Cold has done with the word 'make.' of course i would want to do stylistic sets that added in more cursive elements in the lower case and upper. i haven't got past the investigation stage, and the closest things i have to sketches would be my experiments with Not Gill Sans. I would like to try do something similar to Tempo's Swash Caps just to round it out. Still, this is all just floating around in the ether for a few more years, most likely...

Miss Tiffany's picture

I think one reason it works in this instance, in the example is because it is a logotype. It seems somehow style appropriate. I can't picture, really, a whole typeface. I guess I'm intrigued. Paul, bring it!

paul d hunt's picture

oh ye of little faith! :^p i guess i have set the challenge for myself!

dezcom's picture

I can so see it as a whole typeface!

Go for it Paul!

ChrisL

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