Uppercase Q

amigo_largo's picture

Hi. I'm no font expert, but I have been trying to design an uppercase Q for a font that has no uppercase included, and would appreciate some criticism. The gifs below show my first three versions, any constructive criticism most welcome.. I think I'm getting close with the last version, but the inner elipse is distorted. Thanks. Tom

designalchemy's picture

Tail is too heavy and flattens out too much on the thick (right) side. Concept is very interesting.
Since you are having problems with it, I would suggest you think of common words one may use an upper case Q for. In english most words starting with a "Q" follow with a "u"-example :Question, Queen, Quagmire, etc..and think of how this glyph would look in that context.

tsoler's picture


amigo_largo's picture

thanks! How about these?

Just discovered this forum, and it has inspired me to find out more.. Was wondering if anyone could recommend a good introductory book on typography?

tsoler's picture

Hi tom!

this is much better (especially the bottom one), but you could make it even simpler. I send you my suggestion.

I don't know any book to introduce you typography, but one of the must-have books about Typography is Robert Bringhurst's "The Elements of Typographic Style".



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