Here are my final letters for my typeface project:
I like the Baskerville ones. I am less fond of Helvetica, which is weird, because I thought it would be the opposite. Still, this letter ended up looking heavy like the Cyrillic italic “ef”, so I’m disappointed with my own creativity.
I normally write Russian in cursive, and don’t really think about the printed form of the letters – especially the italic ones.
While I was brainstorming, I also invented the letters d and q, as well as the Calvin Klein logo. My mother is very proud.
The lowercase is actually a mix of j, d, b and l, and the uppercase is a mix of T and k. There was originally a gap in the loops of the lowercase, but it looked weird in Baskerville. If I used a lowercase c, one end was rounded and the other came to a point, and it didn’t look right, so I eventually gave it up.
I think I’m going to go back to my original plan of having gaps – that will differentiate my letter. I will find a way to make the ends clean.