Wednesday, August 21, 2013

197 Etchy

Simply copying a type design is like shooting fish in a barrel; extrapolating a whole alphabet from a few letters is much more of a challenge.  I saw this sign in a window on Boston's fashionable Newbury Street and just couldn't resist imagining how the other letters might look.  I'm sure someone out there knows the name of this typeface, but I had fun deriving it. I've named it Etchy.  

I noticed that a quirk of this style [left] is the enlargement of the first and last letters of a word or line.

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