I've been working on a grotesque-inspired typeface design and am looking for feedback on the overall quality and any errors I may have overlooked. Attached are two specimens for your perusal, in regular and semi-bold. I wanted a bold but didn't draw it heavy enough to be considered bold, I'll probably do that after I get these two nailed down.
I have used grotesque designs like Bureau Grot, FF Bau and National as a reference but want this design to still feel and look original. If thats even possible in this category of type design?
Thanks in advance for any insight and help!
Note: I'm using the GlyphsApp to develop the design.