I’m redrawing/reinterpreting Sheldon, a little-known book Roman by Van Krimpen with a massive x-height that I found in his classic On Designing And Devising Type.
While the letterforms derive their basic proportions and construction from Van Krimpen, I took some significant liberties, especially with the serif structures.
I began with “Handgloves” (see images). My goal is to perfect the drawing and spacing of this word as best I can before moving further.
I intend for this typeface to be used at text size only, and hope for it to especially shine in that same 6-8pt range (Sheldon was cut at 7pt and it’s quite striking on the page with its tall x-height—very efficient and elegant).
I’m including images on a white background, black background and small/blurred (probably best to view these on a desktop display).
I welcome any feedback!