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TypeCooker «pro» recipe:

width: monospaced

weight: very thin*

construction: italic

stroke endings: straight, no serif

ascender: much shorter than normal

descender: longer than normal

contrast type: between expansion and transitional

contrast amount: very low contrast

stems: slightly concave

intended application: subtitles on television (!)

intended size: most sizes

special: “inktraps” for outside corners (black) (so these are thorns, right?)


* I decided to just make it somewhat light instead of “very thin”, which seemed too irreconcilable with “subtitles on television in most sizes”.


I made this upright despite “italic construction” to avoid troublesome slants (assuming they’re similarly a problem on today’s TV screens as they would be on computer screens – I haven’t owned a TV in too long to be 100% sure). The idea of the curly terminals in “g”, “r”, and “j” (and to a lesser degree, the top-right of the “k”) is that at small sizes they would form deliberately spotty “blob terminals” whereas at larger sizes they would add detail and potentially look more graceful than a huge ball terminal or something. (I’m not sure that actually works!)

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Taken on July 19, 2012