Here is a preview of a font I’m currently developing. It’s based off of Feder-Grotesque, originally designed by Jakob Erbar in 1919, although I’m looking to modify it for less of a German appearance (for lack of a better description), so it won’t be an exact revival. Currently the redrawn letters are the same as Feder-Grotesque, but it’s only in the early stages of the design process and I’m not sure if I want to do a revival or maybe just something based off of the original. All I know is It will be a multiple-master font with many weights, alternates and other goodies.
Ninjo was inspired by ninjas and the disco era. I wanted to create a super-funky display font that was easy to manipulate and play with. I used this opportunity to hone my skills in type design software and open-type programming, making many mistakes and corrections along the way. I am offering this display font for free, there will be a link at the end of this post. Enjoy!
I did these posters to try to land a job with the local university’s student society. The idea was to create a throwback to a time when a nickel actually meant something. Needless to say I didn’t get the job 🙁
I’ve been reading a lot about letterforms and came across some basic construction techniques used by calligraphers to create sans-serif letters. Since it’s good practice I decided to give it a try but using a drawing program rather than ink and paper.