I was told before leaving Cooper that my capitals were too formal when paired with the lowercase. Since the lowercase has the effect that I wanted, I am rethinking the caps. The R and K needed the most help anyway so I started with them. I’m also evaluating the thickness of the serifs on my lowercase as compared to the upper.
Previous R and K:
Current R and K:
Still needs work, but I think these are headed in a better direction.
Today is the last day! I fly out of NYC tomorrow. It’s been a great learning experience, and while I might be ‘finished’ here, I’ve still got a lot of work to do on my typefaces! I’ll still post my progress from time to time, because I know everyone is anxiously awaiting the design of my ampersand. And the back slash! Ha!
This is my current progress on the Paramithi font. My numbers and punctuation still need work, as do a few capitals. And one day I will have more alternate capitals!
Here’s what I’ve been frantically working on all weekend! I’ve still got edits to make, but it seems to be coming together. Right now I’m working on numbers and more punctuation. Woo!
…which is the reason I haven’t posted anything else today. We have a critique with him tomorrow and all of us have been frantically working to get stuff ready and put together! So tired!!
For those of you who have never heard of Matthew Carter
More edits! Still struggling with the uppercase… ‘N’ is going to be the death of me (or at least my sanity)…
I’m now having to test my font in InDesign, to see how it works at different sizes. I’ve been killing a lot of trees, printing out test after test just like this. (Click on it to make it bigger)
Capitals! I might have a couple extra that the user could switch between…or I might not. We’ll see.