After designing two uppercase display faces, I submitted them to myfonts. They gave me some really useful feedback and suggested I submit them here for discussion.
After looking through the site, I'm excited about the possibility of working with the members here and further developing these typefaces (the other is called LULU and I will post that later).
The main comments from myfonts on Cephalonia were around kerning and not enough differentiation on the weights. To start though I was hoping to discuss the design in general and look to polish up anything that may not be working.
Initially, I designed the typeface with all the distinctive extra crossbars (pulled out in blue colour, below). But as they also suggested designing a lowercase, I decided to make them alternates and try and extend the reach of the typeface beyond display. The first amends have been to add the 'standard' versions.
My first questions are then: what glyphs/features do you think could be improved? And, what other typefaces would you suggest looking at as reference for a lowercase? I can post more close up images of individual glyphs if necessary.
In case my background is of use, I'm a freelance graphic designer and letterer. I have no formal training in type design and I have mainly been using Karen Cheng's book, Designing Type.
Thanks in advance to anyone who has taken the time to read this and respond. I look forward to what you have to say!