FROM DRAWING BOARD TO RENDER
Senior type designer Fernando Mello explains the main steps that led to FS Industrie…
01 Here you can see concepts for the lowercase A in Narrow and Extended extremes, in Thin and Black styles. Take note of the changes in the bowl shapes as in the terminal at the top.
02 We tested outline compatibility using the software Glyphs, then hand crafted each letterform across all styles, with consistency in node and handle structure. This method of drawing enables you to be flexible when planning a large family.
03 This shows consistent node and handling construction of the lowercase A in the final versions, in Condensed Thin and Black styles.
04 Using Superpolator we built up a font ‘design space’ using the Extreme and Intermediate font weights. This enabled us to plan, test and dial-in on our proposed final font family styles.
05 The Medium weight uppercase S across all available widths, showing the transition on the design of the terminals, from closed in Condensed to open in Extended.
06 A printed test sheet showing the design notes we made during the creation of the Narrow Black style.