Some of you may have seen this on Twitter recently: "Something old but surprisingly modern in development". I have been developing it further; making the Thin weight more condensed to fit with the style of the inscription, and a couple of extra weights, a Regular and Bold. There was some comments about the style of the G and g, so I produced an alternate style for those, (original style on the left, 2nd image), but having lived with it for a while now I am quite used to the original style and I think it fits perfectly. Any comments regarding style, proportions etc?
This kind of curves can be very tricky, as they can be mistaken – this goes for superelliptical forms as well. And I would definitely keep just the original /g or at best a one-storey /g, dropping your usual lovely "hallmark" /g which here seems a bit out of place. :-)
If you agree then the other descenders might need following suit.
I would make the tail of the /g somewhat more undulating, like a tilde, and I would try a version of the font with rounded corners. The tail of the /G should perhaps be more pronounced. The hood of the /a can perhaps be less wide in the lighter weights. Also, I think the bolder weights should be more spaced out in proportion to the lighter ones, despite the tall appearence and the negative space inside the letters. This rule should not be followed to the... uh... letter.
This is probably based on some (newspaper?) font from the era, does anyone have an idea which it is?