Developing a Concept

Readers might remember this lovely inspirational piece of hand-drawn lettering which we posted a week or so ago:


We’ve been sketching out letterforms based on this specimen.  As usual, our aim is not a slavish copy of the original lette forms, but to capture their spirit while refining, smoothing outlines, evening spacing and metrics and generally making better. So far, we’ve come up with this:

Imperial Granum-1

Of ourse, there’s still a good many letter forms to design for this Small Capitals face yet, but we feel it’s off to a good start as an interesting addition to our catalogue.



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