Here are preliminary designs for he capitals for one of our latest design projects:
We’ve provisionally named this one ‘Henrician’, thinking somewhat over the sovereign gentleman with six wives. It’s another of our experiments (great fun, these) in combining black letter and Roman elements. The results we feel are rather in the spirit of the Tudor revival movement of the 20th century. There’s also a hint of historic epic film title about them, and we have been thinking of ‘Tudor Revival‘ as an alternate title. We’d be pleased to hear people’s thoughts on this…
One other questions we’d like views on, which is relevant to this project. In the past, we’ve developed conventional upper and lower case letter forms and small capital letter forms for the same typeface family we’ve presented them as two separate typefaces. It is, of course, possible to incorporate the small capital forms accessible within the same typeface, as an opentype feature. Which is generally preferable to our users?
We look forward to hearing your views on these two questions.