The concept started off by offsetting some shapes and then treating the resulting overlapping elements as strokes. I tried to recreate some of those extreme connection points in the capitals by having diagonals barely touch. Primary purpose is a display face. That said, I noticed that some of the weird curves don't actually look that terrible when scaled down so I'm going to try and tweak them so I could use this for some small bodies of text too.
Aside from general critiques I'm also curious about the originality of this design. I haven't seen anything similar to it (yet) and maybe for reasons that I still need to learn.
A Sans would be a nice addition to the genre
Here's a little bit of the logic behind what I'm trying to do. One of the happy coincidences that came from using this shape as a base is that it already has natural spaces cut out of it for merging with other masses and not getting too heavy.
I'm running into a slight issue where I can open up some of the forms successfully but have to leave others more enclosed in order to preserve my precious "twists". I'm not quite ready to part with those yet but I am curious to discover what all would need to be changed in order to make this a successful humanist font.
If anything, it’s the harsh diagonals (e.g. in /W) that need rethinking.
Since it looks like a techno humanist pixel font ( ) you could perhaps try a version without straight terminals on the p, q etc., similar to Cocon. Your font is round by design, so straight lines like on the k, h, B, M and others are perhaps a tad too heavy.
Vasil, I'll probably keep the terminals as simple as I can since there's already a lot going on. That's a very cool idea though and I'll keep it in mind for any future, similarly styled, fonts. Also good point on the straights, I didn't quite "see" that until you mentioned it.
Jasper, I tried that very, very early on and wasn't a big fan. Letters were a bit too open and I like the attitude that the little "pixelesque" terminals give off.
Christian, something like this? It's actually more in line with the loose construction guidelines I have for this font and I'm liking the quirkiness.
Its skeleton has rounded corners, an element not found in any other glyph.
But here's another option: having just one side rounded.