Sneak Peak of a New Typeface


I recently started working on a new typeface. I’m still in the early stages but I do like where it’s going with the curved edges and slightly condensed design. The plan is the do a full upper & lower case set in bold and regular with a large x-height for the lower case characters.

You can see a few more shots on my Flickr page. I’ll be updated this page as the work progresses.        

13 thoughts on “Sneak Peak of a New Typeface

  1. Nicholas, thanks. I’m feeling the same way. Enotmik was designed as a display face, I want this one to be a face that can be used for anything.

  2. I’m not a type designer, but I have to say that there has to be more to designing a type face than this. At the risk sounding like a total moron, it looks like something anyone could do: draw sans-serif letters on graph paper and make adjustments with an eraser.

    I implore all of the (type) designers out there to tell me what I am NOT seeing.. ie, what complexities about this process am I missing?


  3. Christopher,

    The keyword here is “early stages”. Next time read the article carefully before making a crude comment.

  4. Christopher, I’m not an expert typographer but there is a lot more to designing a typeface then what you think you’re seeing here. This is an early step in the process but even at this stage, it’s not just drawing letters on paper. You have to consider many things, cap height, x-height, set-width, weight, color and each glyph requires specific attention. Then once you have all the characters created you have to test them in full words and sentences to see if they feel consistent as well as make adjustments to kerning pairs.

    It’s a detailed process.

  5. Looks completely awesome. I love the subtle rounded corners. To me it’s not creating a rounded font, but it’s still giving the comfort of a rounded font on the eye. Can’t wait to see it! Great job and thanks for doing all the hard work for your fans!

  6. I’m about venturing into type design myself, I’ve got my graph paper and pencils, with fontlab software. But now I hear lots of technical words like kerning, x-height, cap-height, x-width… I’m spinning on these words. Can somebody please explain this detailing process so I can fully understand and appreciate type design?

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