working on italic slab version of Meisky
almost 2 years ago
Ahh, great - was hoping to see this sometime. I love the shape and feel of the 'o'. Have you considered a single story 'g' for the italic? I do think it's a really distinctive and memorable character in Meisky, but I'd be curious to see if a single story one would have a more natural flow/shape to it when in italic.
Interesting, I will look into drafting something up for the "g."
As for the others- The "n" and the "s" are total shit.
I need to really work the "s" Overall, im tempted to incorporate much more curvy elements into the italics. They need to be completely redrawn again. However, there is an elegant rigidity to the letterforms that I don't want to soften too much. I like the idea that is has the softeness, yet a strong "backbone"
Hmm yes I see what you mean. The 'n' looks more like it's been force slanted, rather than naturally existing as an italic, if that makes sense. As I mentioned, I really like where you're going with the 'o' - I think that is a great approach for the bowls. It still retains the quality/aspect of the upright, but very much adapted to an italic. Maybe there would be a way to introduce some curvy elements in a relatively subtle way to give it a life of its own - by mimicking some nuances of slanted handwriting/cursive for instance.
Finding the right angle of stress is the key.
The "n" is just to wide. Even in the regular version.
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