Hello everyone 🙌🏻!
My name is Anton Skugarov. I am an interface designer. I decided in my free time from the main work, for self-education, to design a font.
The task for myself was formed as follows — to design a grotesque font for typesetting.
What I did, you can see in the picture and also attach the zip archive(.TTF and PDF).
And in order to move on in the right direction — I am looking for experienced people who can look at my work and give feedback, help with advice.
I may not have the most experienced perspective here, but just to give my two cents, I think that the left side of the tail of the J feels a bit too high and long to be comfortable. Additionally, the bowls of the 6 and 9 feel a little on the small side.
Otherwise, I think it looks pretty sweet, and I like the subtle difference in construction between the Latin and Cyrillic K/К!
The basic set appears somewhat solid. There are minor issues here and there but you can check them when you compare your font to established ones.
Things however break down pretty fast in the extended Latin. Please use the search option of the board to inform your design decisions for ogoneks, bars, diacritics and so on. Each of these has been discussed extensively.
The Cyrillic is like the Latin.
This is a very solid first stab at a font and I think you've done a very good job.
It's interesting how consistent your design is betweens upper and lowercase. The top diagonal in K and k loos too thick, and could maybe end a little more to the right. The bowl of R looks too small to me. T is too narrow. S and s are leaning backwards. The pointy joints of Z and z looks out of place to me. The straightvertical part on the left of J is a bit awkward imo. X and x are a little narrow. The lc u is too wide (should be narrower than n), and maybe hmn too. Lc r looks a bit too narrow.
Anyway, not a bad start. Good luck!
I agree the tail of the J goes a bit too far. I think the corners of the /N should be a little pointier and the corners of /z and /Z should be changed to match the rest of the font.
i think the lowercase /r being narrow stands out because of how wide the /s is comparatively. In a traditional geometric font like futura the /s would be much more narrow.