Looking for u

hrant's picture

I'm looking for fonts that have a /u sort of like this:

Sans is OK too.

hhp

hrant's picture

Ah, yes! Any others?

hhp

daverowland's picture


This is from an unfinished one of mine I might get round to some day!

hrant's picture

Cool.
1) What made you make that shape?
2) Does it have an italic?

hhp

daverowland's picture

1) I thought I'd try to do a text face influenced by the marks you might get with a fat marker pen. I never actually used a marker pen so it's kind of an imagined result. All the rounds from stems (b, d, p, q, r, m, n, a) have the same straight bit going to a curve.
2) It barely has a roman, but it will have an italic at some point. I've got a new script font almost done then I might make this the next one I get round to, so it'll probably be in the critique section soon.


That e needs some work!

riccard0's picture

How abrupt the diagonal/curve transition should be?
Aldus Roman sports something similar, but more ink-trap than blackletter (italic is all curves, though).

riccard0's picture

This one has a similar construction on U too: http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/protimient/pasquinade/

hrant's picture

I like that "e" actually (just make the eye larger).

Pasquinade: Nice.

hhp

Té Rowan's picture

Omnibus Type's Chivo and Rosario have a 'u' resembling this if a lot more rounded. I think Vollkorn is in that ballpark as well.

hrant's picture

I'm not seeing that form in any of those at all.

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Té Rowan's picture

Not the exact form, but I'm sure you noted that the tail on Chivo's 'u' looks quite like the bottom curve. That's the similarity I saw, oh, and the raised tail in the others. ATM I recall none near that harsh form you drew.

riccard0's picture

Reynir, I think what Hrant is looking for is the peculiar shape of the bottom left, where the curve joins the diagonal.
(as an irrelevant bit of info, I fiddled with the same concept on a number of experimentations in fontstruction)

Té Rowan's picture

And that is the shape I do not recall seeing elsewhere, but there is another characteristic there: Tail resembling bottom curve.

sim's picture

> Hrant: here one of the mine : http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/psyops/harfang-pro/

hrant's picture

Nice one.

hhp

Joao Henrique Lopes's picture

Blado, tha italic of Poliphilus.

Queneau's picture

I am not sure if you are looking for gotische fonts, but this one is quite simular:

http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/urw/weiss-rundgotisch/

and this:

http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/adobe/itc-tiepolo/

hrant's picture

Tiepolo's arches are a bit "soft" on one side, but it's still a good find - thanks.

hhp

Master-Mimu's picture

What you work in this front ?

hrant's picture

I don't understand. Do you mean what I'm planning with this? A good Armenian Italic (as opposed to a Latinized one). So in reality that's not a "u", it's a "ս". :-)

hhp

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