What are the Best Serif Es and Ys you know of?

James Deux's picture

Hola friends!

So I'm achin' for a project and I think it's about time I try...

Try...

to design a typeface. Since I've never been one to do stand alone art, I figured I'd design a typeface for my school, Emory University of Atlanta (in mock. Though in a perfect world, maybe I can get them to accept it...)

Currently, they use Goudy Old Style (which for the word "Emory" is gorgeous). It's a tough act to follow, but I'm going to swirl it in my mind for awhile.

I just wanted to get some feedback on various Serif Typefaces that have, among, the Best Es, and Ys. (I supposed R would have to be in there). All in your opinion, of course.

Thanks!

speter's picture

Why does it matter which serif typeface has the best E or Y? If you want to design a typeface, you need to design a system of glyphs where everything holds together. A great E won't salvage an otherwise bad typeface.

James Deux's picture

Haha, a very wise answer.

I'm basically trying to see what people find "acceptable" as well as get some inspiration.

I have ALWAYS believed in Functional Design. While I can do what I "desire" so to speak, if it's functionally terrible it's a waste of my time. That said... I just want to see what's out there.

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