Has someone else done this?

I started doing this but idk if I should continue if someone else has done it.



  • Minérale and Totentanz come to mind.
  • I'm pretty sure I've seen these kinds of stems before, but that still leaves plenty of room for originality, I'd say. So no need to ditch it :)
  • Make it a stencil. 
  • Nick ShinnNick Shinn Posts: 2,059
    edited September 2018
    I would say continue, and see where it leads. Perhaps the serifs could come to a point, to match the points in the “crossovers”, for the sake of thematic/aesthetic consistency which, IMO, is important. And see how it plays out across the alphabet, and in different weights. Or as Marc says, try a tangent such as stencil-ization, because in every development you pursue—especially if you don’t look at “similar to” typefaces—you will exercise your own taste and personality as a designer, which will make the finished family (or just one font, if that’s what you eventually settle on) one of a kind.
  • Yes of course do it and let you discover what your own eyes see.
  • notdefnotdef Posts: 168
    I don’t have an exact date for this sketch combining roman and italic letterforms into one, but it predates Totentanz. (I love what Minet made of his typeface.)
  • notdefnotdef Posts: 168
    Stefan Ellmer’s Nœud is similar to yours in a different way.
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