refining, reworking & cleaning up some glyphs & anchor points.
old style & lining figures
consider the ascenders & descenders of this example
considering inktraps, shoulders, basic letter construction, terminals, and overall consistency within the family.
There will probably be a good handful of alternative glyphs in the character map of the final product - I can't decide on the British pound sign, the @ sign, ampersands & Qs just to name a few. But thats a little later in the whole process.
(last consecutive post about this new typeface, Fitz, for a while, I promise)
I've started sketches on a new serif. I'm going to the computer to get some vectors down and some anchor points to work with. I plan on printing those and then sketching over them; starting the process over again. Hopefully the final product will be educated and refined enough.
The end goal is a typeface of a single stroke width. Its an exercise in letter form rather than width consistencies. Something that is still comfortable in larger body copy while still have strengths as a headline or at larger point sizes.
(click for larger images)
These screenshots are still sketches despite being digital. I don't expect any of the current forms to be final.
I need a name for this face. Something I can at least address it by other than "new serif." I'm taking any and all applications for name suggestions.