Finally we have the time to get back to this great but scary project we started few years ago and never actually had the courage (and time) to get on with it. The oldest version I found on my computer dates back to 2013 but I believe we started experimenting with it even further in the past.
Here are some of the version of the ‘a’ character we designed since 2013 – 2016. I tried to make an animated preview with all the instanes (30+) of the ‘a’ but it seems like animation is not my thing.
Planned as a 4-font family – the classic Regular, Bold, Italic and Bold Italic Sakar will come with a range of typographic tools like the obligatory small caps, lining figures, arrows, various numerals and extensive Cyrillic support with localisations like Serbian, Macedonian and Russian.
We first started drawing the Regular/Book weight as it is the basis of any type family, and we are just getting satisfied with the results so we’re getting closer to the next step – drawing the Bold and the Italics.
Being our first seriffed typeface we’re now facing a lot of dilemmas like how much contrast is needed for a book/text typeface for long reading or how big the serifs should be in order to keep you on the line and thousand other things we need to find an answer to.
Currently drawing the numerals, and yes the zero.onum is quite wide!
We’re going to share with you this journey into the unknown or at least the not so well known land of seriffed text typefaces with a (hopefully) weekly update on what we’re doing with it so STAY TUNED!