Over the past couple of weeks I have been working on a new transitional typeface, which I initially called “Essay”. I really liked the name at first. It reflected my idea of a font made for longform reading. I wanted to express some qualities I was looking for in a font coming from a classic background, but made entirely for screen reading.
Essay has already been used in 2014 by Ellmer Stefan, for a really nice serif font family with a lot of character published by TypeTogether
. So I was wondering if you can help me finding a new name. I have included a specimen as PDF for you to study the characteristics of the new font. A lot is missing yet and spacing needs some work. So far I only have the basic latin glyphs, a few special characters and an early version of the numbers. Review and critique of the type is of course welcome, but if you see it and it inspires you for a name, I am really grateful for you input.
From my perspective, the typeface lies in between Baskerville and perhaps a hint of the spirit of Frutiger’s Meridien. Lately I haven’t seen anything like it, but I am happy for suggestions of other comparisons.