Reverie

50pointtype's picture

Hi all. Just wanted to throw this up and get some opinions. Originally this was headed for the "display" forum but I've worked with it to the point where I think it could be more of a functional serif text face. Albeit in a limited role. And for people who want cutesy, swooshy text. Anyways... fire away!



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Stephen Coles's picture

Nice start. Your 'Ww's are heavy in bottom middle. Consider thinning stroke there.

eliason's picture

I agree this is a good start.

I think a rounder, less eccentric tittle shape would fit the typeface better.
Some of the pointy terminals on the figures feel out of place.
The break from straight into curve in letters like B/P/R looks a bit mechanical to me.
Looks like you need increase overshoot for some terminals: notice for example how the last, curved stroke bottom of m/n looks a bit like it's riding high relative to the straight-cut strokes to its left.

Works better at that small size than I would have guessed!

nina's picture

Sweet!
The numerals just caught my eye – maybe I'm missing something, but I'd say if your "3" stands, your "5" should probably do the same. The more common way would be to let the "3" hang, like the "5". (See this for instance, for a juxtaposition of old-style and modern models.)

50pointtype's picture

Good points everyone. Thanks. I'm seeing a whole bunch of things that I have to alter. I think I'll hang that 3. eliason: Could you clarify what you mean by making the title shapes rounder and less eccentric at the same time? I've been wondering if this face should have a more standard upper case, but create an alternate "swash" version. Something art-deco-ish.

eliason's picture

Not "title" but "tittle", that is, the dot on the i or j.

50pointtype's picture

Ah, yes. Maybe we'll keep those around for the italics only.

50pointtype's picture

Reworking of the UC with a swash version...

eliason's picture

To be honest I prefer the capitals from before. They hit a nice sweet spot between swashiness and simplicity.

sim's picture

I think the stem of the lower case t should be shorter.

50pointtype's picture

Update here. I'm going with regular, light, and bold weights. No swashes. Although I am thinking about doing some ornaments when I have the time. Seems appropriate.






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