Fredo

stw's picture

After a long time I decided to revise and finish a typeface I worked on a while ago. My intention was to make it suitable for small sizes from about 7 to 9 points. Hope you like it.

By the way: It is named after a character of The Godfather. Just like my other typeface Im working on at the moment http://typophile.com/node/55850.

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einhueh's picture

Looks nice. I like the g.
I think the question mark could be a bit bolder.

Sindre's picture

Very good. I think the "g" is a little to narrow and timid, actually. And the thinness of the verticals of "4" and "7" is perhaps more suitable for a display typeface than for one intended for footnotes.

There's something very familiar with the top serifs of mnpr and the ascending glyphs ... Mercury Text, perhaps? That's not a problem, but I somehow feel that serif is vaguely out of context with the rest of the typeface, but that might just be me.

stw's picture

Thank you for your comments so far.

Didn`t had much time to work on it but I made a few little changings and uploaded a new pdf (002). Mainly changing some sidebearings and making the inktraps a bit wider. Think it is a bit more readable now in smaller sizes.

The top one is the old. I widend the g, broadend the ? and gave the letters like Z etc a sharp inner corner.

Although I changed the numerals a bit and added old style numerals

Bendy's picture

This is very harmonious already. Lovely work!
I'm also a learner so take my comments with a dab of salt...
I'm slightly concerned about the wide N and narrow W. Lowercase w is a slight bit narrow too? And I'd make the tail on the comma a tiny bit longer. Bottom of G looks a bit heavy? And perhaps the terminal of the tail on y could be heavier?

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