A friend of mine is writing a musical about Æthelflæd, Queen of Mercia
, and has asked me to make a font for the libretto. He's asking for something with a mediaeval feel to it but easily readable. I've gone for a kind of textura, since most of what we know about Æthelflæd comes from later chroniclers, and because it's a lot more readable than proper insular.
I'm really in the early stages, and what you see below is all the glyphs I've got, but it's good to check in early. How is it going?
I'm really struggling with the /d - trying to find a compromise which makes the textura construction more familiar for modern readers.