A couple of months ago, I watched an old western movie and found myself drawn to the typeface used for one of the newspaper headlines. I was familiar with French Clarendons, but this one struck me as unusual. I tried to find out what the font was called, but couldn't find an exact match, so I decided to try to create my own version.
Given the original headline only had a few characters, many of mine are 'best guesses'. I have already had some great advice from someone who specialises in reverse contrast fonts, so I thought it was a good time to open this up for wider comment.
A couple of things:
- Though I've tinkered with the widths of the UC relative to the lc, I've broadly retained their relative weights.
- UC diacritics look a bit puny; I'll add some weight at a later date.
- I've been wrestling with side bearings for weeks. I'm more comfortable with them now than at any point in the past, but still feel unsure. Any thoughts here would be very welcome.
- Notwithstanding the last comment, my main focus here is form. Do any of the characters strike you as plain 'wrong'? I'm thinking particularly about the /eszett (both UC and lc), /Thorn and /eth (maybe /g as well).
Thanks in advance,