Entries by Linh Nguyen
After my very first design, Jaina Sans Bold (JSB), I started working on the idea of a bookish typeface inspired by Jenson’s classic forms, from June 2016. I call this one Jenriv, initially developed with two styles as Regular and Italic. After Myfonts made another contact to me regarding the once rejected JSB font, I requested them for a review of my Jenriv fonts on the same occasion. The feedback I received was detailed and truly interesting in some points. One of them was about the stress of italic ‘s’ of my design, which then turned to be fruitful for my own perception after all.
As I also shared in the former chapters of this serie, this whole study is based on golden pages of Dürer’s typography book. The content of his book concentrate on totally basic construction of alphabet which he accent as “ancient”. So we got all the detailed frames/grids/guides, all I do is open Adobe Illustrator and refine these ideas using digital toolset.