Now, I don’t mean to scare you off, but this post is a pretty big deal! Here are the initial sketches that kick-started my current typeface, which I am calling Swan. I have been working on it since around November, and it shows no signs of being finished any time soon! It is a Didone style font, with a modern twist – ball terminates which swirl into the bold strokes of the letters. Another idiosyncrasy of this typeface is the attatched dot of the i and j to the main body of the letter.
The typeface has changed a lot since these drawings, but I do find myself referring to them a lot – after all, these are the essence of the font and I want to keep it feeling the same throughout all the characters.