I'm looking for some thoughts / guidance on a new typeface underway (PDF attached)! A little background on this typeface: I completed this logotype months back
and had a crazy amount of people asking when "that typeface would be released"...little did everyone know I had no plans (at the time) to build it out further. So, here I am building it out since there was a large interest.
Everything is still in the very early stages and would love some input on the glyphs drawn this far. I'm having troubles with the diagonals especially along with the M/N weight distribution. Also, if anyone have references of something similar to this, please share! I don't want to design something that's already been done of course.
Thanks so much for your time
/M - the left stroke looks heavier than the right one (I guess they're identical, which means they shouldn't be).
/N - I'd make the vertical strokes lighter.
/A - too narrow?
/g - too dark around the bottom?
Could please upload a sample of all characters ordered alphabetically?
Tail of /g/ might pinch a little too small.
If you plan for broader language support, you might want to get to trying out some diacritics to insure they work in that cramped ascender space.
thanks so much for the feedback! Definitely agree with the "S's" feeling more playful. I feel the same way. Maybe I need to rethink that structure...OR add more playfulness to the other characters.
Here's an updated PDF with the alphabet like you asked. Hope that's what you're hoping to see? There's an alternate "a" in there with a funky "x" and and unresolved "z"
Thank you Craig! Excellent point about the diacritics...I definitely need to test that out and see how it all works. Hope to explore this in various widths as well.
Thanks for your feedback! I definitely agree about the _g_
The one thing that seems off is the overshoots: not enough.
I like the "M".
Thanks Hrant! I'll take a look at those for sure.
A two-storey /g would be fun, no doubt, but the Koch design ruins almost all typefaces it touches... maybe a true binocular design could work if you think of it as a single object to fill the available vertical space with, rather than a bowl and a tail.
The Koch form is simply harder to pull off, because it's not taken for granted. The most common form of text "g", the closed-bottom binocular, is seriously flawed, topologically being more like a Chinese character than something belonging in the alphabet. We don't notice because it's under our skin.