And while I try to fix the Roman in detail, here is the first test of the Garamond Italic.
Of course, it is little more than a sketch and I myself have many things to correct, but more than the detail I am interested in your opinion on an overview at this stage.
Speaking of Greek, this is the not-GrecDuRoi version I originally made.
All the more reason in this very first version not only did I not care for accents, punctuation, but not even properly adjusted the bearing.
But, in fact, first of all I have to get close to the final design of the glyphs.
Thanks in advance for your comments
One is minor: I'd suggest that you draw an alternate /h/ to go with your italic. The one you have, with that side arm tucked under in, is ungainly and distracting and rather pointless: why genuflect to the past, when you can just do things better than them. That mistake also ruined Carol Twombly's Caslon. So ugly!
The other note goes to the very concept behind your project: why are you trying to do an alternative to Simoncini's garalde? What do we gain by that? Why not fix what he did wrong -- e.g., that his descenders are way too short, and the digitized version of SG is too wispy and pale -- and leave it at that? Other than a few minor, easily fixable shortcomings, Simoncini Garamond is a superb thing, and I just don't see why it needs a replacement alternative. Unless the point of your garalde is really self-expression (a perfectly legitimate goal!), not improving on an old master.