new font I am working on....

Hello everyone,
I've been working on a font for a while and I want to take it into a development program to become functional.
However, I want the shapes to be as refined as possible before offering it to the world.

Please be critical, I am taking all comments into consideration.

If you'd like a closer view of a letter or letters please ask and I can attach additional files for critiquing.

Thank you

matt_yow's picture

also, please ignore the kerning. for now these letters are just Illustrator shapes not properly spaced.

Frank ADEBIAYE's picture

Looks great? Any figures? And I would make it slighly bolder...

matt_yow's picture

here are a few numerals I've played with. I'm not set on any of them.

I have also an ampersand and the makings of punctuation.

Jean Paul Beumer's picture

Great start, Matt!

A few things at first glance:
Lower bowl of /B/ could be wider.
/K/ is off balance
/R/ is too narrow
/S/ and /s/ look upsidedown
/W/ is a little wide
descenders on /p/, /q/ and /y/ are too long

I myself have recently started drawing type in FontLab, a really great tool, I can recommend it. Consider this software before 'finishing' the design in some other programme, after which you'll have to import all glyphs into FontLab (or similar software) anyway.

Keep going!

Stephen Coles's picture

A recent tutorial on Typographica may help you avoid some of the common pitfalls when using geometry in type design.

matt_yow's picture

here is the ampersand

check out www.mattyow.blogspot.com for other updates.

thanks for your help.

1985's picture

Crossbars on f and t are too high!

matt_yow's picture

@1985 fixed!

putting this into development today.

hopefully be able to release a beta to you guys soon

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