I know that Charles Nix has created a course on Lynda.com on how to draw an italic typeface (Design an Italic Typeface). The link is below. I'm not sure if you can open it the way I have pasted the link.
This is how it looks for now. If it goes well at my exam, and if the customer likes it (she has already told me they weren't really looking for a new logo, but we had to communicate with a business), I'll try to incorporate some of your feedback.
Thank you for your critiques.
I agree with you that the S doesn't adhere to the overall square aesthetic. I think it would have been good if I had taken some time to describe the final look I was going for. Sometimes I get tunnel v…
»[…] how the thicks and thins are distributed in spencerian […]«. I guess the reason for it not coming across in my lettering is I didn’t respect the 55° angle when I drew the thicks? I used a 90° angle if that makes sense.
I appreciate your input, but it wasn’t really what I was going for. I watched a video on Skillshare with Louise Fili in which she said she used to practise drawing letters from a book she had. I was wondering if that is something you do when you are…
Thank you! And I agree with your critique.
I checked to see the width of Didot’s , and it had the same measurements on its vertical stem, its bowl and its tail. I thought you had to use the same measurements?
I am not used to using serifs; I thoug…
If you continue to play with type design, I suggest buying Designing Type by Karen Cheng. It is a book that has helped me a lot, it is very well written, and it strikes a perfect balance between technical and accessible