Typeface Updates 002

New iteration of the typeface

After playing with the font for a while, I’ve started getting to know what I want. I want to bring back the nostalgic feeling of interfaces from the 90s — Verdana/Tahoma and Lucida Grande — they were highly legible and warm. Also, even though designing your own version of Helvetica is cool, it’s psychologically hard to do when you have so many open-source Helvetica descendants — Inter, Geist.

I redid most of the glyphs. Now counters are more open and letters have abrupt joints. The letters I and J have serifs and the letter M has two stories.

Interestingly, once you get spacing right, text starts looking legible even when letter forms are not perfect.