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OK - my big New Year resolution to myself was to design my first type face in 2005.
I have been giving this a great deal of thought and would like a little advice from the pros.
My basic question being, what is the best type of face to start with? Display? Text? Serif or sans serif?
I ask because unlike the great American novelist, I am not bursting with a type face that burns in my soul, demanding to be put to paper. I do not have any great philosophy that I desire to translate into a face.
I am just a type geek who wants to learn about the process of creating a face. I am viewing the project as simply a learning experience.
My nature is to tackle more than I can handle. I do it all the time in life. You know, design the next great face and all that. But, the truth is I could not do it out of the starting gate if I wanted to. I just need to learn to walk before I can even think about running.
So, what say you? Any suggestions for a guy who wants to work on a face as a recreational and learning endeavor?