Hi, hoping to hear what you think.
This is my first typeface and never intended to release it. I've gotten to the point where I learnt as much as I could from making it even if it is not finished, leaving me with the choice of shelving it to start on the next idea or keep at it. What do you think, anything interesting worth pursuing? I'd start from scratch too, anything I should revise or add?- PDF Regular- PDF Black
Thanks for your time,
If you really don’t want to keep working on Gaetico then just move on for a while. Design another typeface and come back to this one in six months. It will be a lot easier to decide what to improve if you look at it with fresh eyes.
In this case, I would suggest (as I generally do) that you make a big family.
It’s one way to get taken seriously, and offers pricing options useful in marketing.
That means making a hairline and an ultra bold, and interpolating to fill out the weights.
Also, making the ultra bold is instructive in to getting to know and realize the true nature of your face, the working conditions being so cramped and intimate.
You might try making the tops of the ascenders flat, that would subsume them into the whole more readily.
Will go ahead and continue, maybe after a month break reading and seeing more of what's out there. I'm mostly afraid that I made something that was either too derivative or eccentric out of novice error. From what everyone has said I get it that starting from scratch with the concept in mind would probably be best to get rid of the errors - with a hairline and an ultrabold.
I made a quick sketch of a possible stencil too. Awkward cuts?