The typeface with the working title »Edelsans« come into being with the idea to create a fashionable font which is, like Paul Renner’s Futura, really geometric. More over the typeface was planed to have only a light and a heavy weight to force an usage as display font. Orientated on Jakob Erbar’s Grotesk, the DTL Nobel and Christian Schwartz’ Neutraface, the »Edelsans« characterize herself through less corners and more curves – obviously while having a look on the typefaces numerals.
Beside the ambition to design a geometric Grotesque, the »Edelsans« describes the attempt to generate a typeface completely digitally. Without hand-drawn sketches, the typeface is constructed by mono-lined vectors. Those were, of course, adjusted optically afterwards. Indeed the attempt to cover the vector with digital calligraphic brushes, shows how constrained a pure digital peace of work looks like.
The proportions of the »Edelsans« are right inbetween those of the ancient Roman inscriptional capitals and modern ratio. As well the x-height, and the de- and ascender are inbetween both poles. Thus modernity and pragmatism accrues beside the typefaces luxury to be a little bit extensively.
This Typeface is not completely finished. Therefore it’s free for non-commercial use (so take care of the licence). For further use, please contact the author – mailing back a peace of work designed with this font would be really nice!