afo's picture

so I'm working on this here serif family called "Dusseldorf"... the regular weight is 95% done but I've been working on a bold / slab-type weight for it as well:

Dusseldorf Slab
does anything look wrong or distracting? I'm just not sure of it as a whole.

thanks for any advice,


afo's picture

here is the regular weight for comparison.

Dusseldorf Roman

Dav's picture

I love these.. :-)
Andrew, I think that the slab serif one is great..

Its about time for some bigger ( and bolder ) pixel types..

hrant's picture

Pretty cool - yeah, I like large bitmaps too. Upto about 22 they actually make fine sense.

Is there a reason the Bold is 1 pixel taller?

In the Bold, the "k" and especially the "r" need work.


pablohoney77's picture

very nice! the only thing i would change would be to add serifs to the descenders of p and q. but that's just a stylistic change, so take it or leave it. keep up the good work!

afo's picture

thanks for the replies!

hrant - I have been worried that the 1 px difference presents a usage problem, but this was the cleanest way to create an accurate slab version of the regular weight.

I'm also working on a more 'proper' bold with the same height as the regular.

also, yes the 'k' and the '2' are definitely presenting problems - 3px wide diagonals are too thick, 2px are too thin.

Miguel Hernandez's picture

Reminds me Garadot. A Lot.


afo's picture

garadot reminds me a lot of an aliased garamond at 19pt.

this is based on baskerville, utopia, "treasury of alphabets and lettering" by jan tschichold, and my own sensibility.


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