I'm a hobbyist type designer, not really experienced but toying with FontForge for about 2 years and previously with other programs for as long ago as 5 years.
It's the first time I tried to make a more or less regular sans font, but of course I diverged. I never payed attention to simple exercises like that, so even this time I needed an "idea" to keep me going. What I imagined was a font where all terminals on letters like c, s, a, e, usually cut horizontally, vertically or diagonally, would be cut diagonally, but along the other diagonal than usual. Let me know what you think.
For now it's just the lowercase and some punctuation (which is quirky, too, btw) because I wanted to get some feedback before I commit more sins.
I'm not sure how the unsual terminals impare spacing, at first sight I thought it was cool how letterpairs like "ry" look like (that's why I chose a name like that), but on the other hand it looks a bit weird.
I'm not very fond of the current /s, is it too light in the bold?
I know the diacritics are not ideal, I wanted to make them robust but I think they are hang too low above the base letter. Is it okay if they would overshoot the ascender line?
Edit: I updated the pdf, the previous one was of poor quality.
But in fact they are what I hoped would inform the design, they are the letters that include the reversed diagonals. The only other letters that do that are /r and /s.
By way of explanations, that weird /a was inspired by the two story /a, I just thought it was fun to try to kind of blend the two into one. That's why the stem unexpectedly turns left at the top.
To resolve the conflict with /g I could try replicating the influence:
By the way, I tried to address the issue with /c/f/t by tightening them up and extending the crosstrokes to the left. I am aware the f and t were ugly and didn't really fit in. And the curve quality in /c was indeed different than in, for instance, /e. Does that help?
So — thank you!
For now, I have made some progress otherwise. I might share it here soon.