A classically inspired serif family designed for versatility with a hint of calligraphic character.

I wanted my first typeface to reflect the first serif typeface I fell in love with, Garamond. Adobe Garamond Pro to be precise. When I began developing this typeface, I was also beginning to learn calligraphy, and wanted to include more of the characteristics of the flat pen.

Sketches & Preliminary Work


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The distinguishing feature of De Libros is the angle of the serifs, inspired by the angular properties of the stems in calligraphy.

 

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Test pages like these helped me to identify spots that needed revision to make each letter as legible as possible and ensure the typeface looks consistent as a whole.

Final Product


My final deliverable for this project (along with the final typeface) was a hybrid specimen book/poster that utilized double-sided printing and some well-placed scores and cuts.

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