New to Typophile? Accounts are free, and easy to set up.
So this little one sprung out of the experiments with Mint and Mode. It struck me on the bus to try a stripped-down sans with just the underlying structure of the other two, and none of the experimental features such as active counters, flared strokes and rounded terminals.
The result is a rather clean (bland?) looking font that doesn't do too well in running text due to its large x-height and rather oversized counters. I did the numbers from scratch as they weren't somehow too transposeable. Some of the glyphs have been slightly reinvented too (b, e, t).
I can't quite tell if this reminds me of some other font. It's a bit like Gill Sans in uppercase, Meta or Kievit in lowercase, and there seem to be hints of Bliss, Cosmos and Trebuchet too. B and D look a bit Helvetican. I'm not sure if all those things make it look like a jumbled mess or a harmonious blend, but I'm sure the Typophiles can answer that ;)
|Melon 1.pdf||419.92 KB|
|Melon 3.pdf||441.91 KB|