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BENGALIQUE - Contemporary grotesk type

A condensed geometric Grotesque style, that at first glimpse looks somewhat simplistic. And for the larger part this is true. The goal was to do a ever so slightly spiced up take on this 19th Century classic style.

At it's core, the letterforms have this strong geometric grotesque backbone that is easy to recognize.
While trying to preserve that unpolished characteristic classic Grotesque basic form, I attempted implementing some personal twists, hoping to make a more contemporary but faithful variation to it's crude classic renegade traditions.

Some of the more distinguishing features for this font are it's heavily condensed style, the somewhat quirky curvatures, overshoot and/-or tapered ends in certain 'sweet spots' on a glyph's leg or terminal.
At random some legs will also ascend and descend just a tiny tad bit, gently adding this extra layer of dynamic depth and playfulness.
Spurs are slightly tapered, counters, negative spaces are in mostly rectangular and do not mirror their convex outer curves, in fact the only concave curvatures within a partially enclosed negative space are those that have strokes intersecting or when a curved shape is used to replace diagonals.
(such as; "B, Kk, Ss, Xx, Y, Zz" numerals; "2, 3, 5, 8")
Note that a couple more unmentioned characters make use of concave curves as well to accentuate specific choices.
(such as; "R, t, ß, etc.")

Visual corrections and optical compensating was exclusively performed on the top part of the glyphs, not their bottom.

-- Some additional side-bearing and kerning is still required --

The font works best for 'Display Type' at most point size. In smaller quantities it can be used for 'Body Type' as well with some proper adjustments to the horizontal spacing. But, nonetheless the font's condensed nature, it's tight letter spacing and some thinner strokes still heavilly affect the flexibility for legible Body-Type-use.

Recommended size for Digital-Display-use is 28pts or higher, and bellow 20pts the font becomes unreadable in Digital-Display-use. But I hope you like it so far, and feel free to let me know what u guys think! ?

That's all for now folks..



Comment by Sed4tives Sat, 6th august
Comment by Sed4tives Sat, 6th august

Good work! I like the overall look, but I think it might be convenient to include the visual corrections and optical compensation also at the bottom of the glyphs for easier readability, IMHO.

Comment by elmoyenique Sat, 6th august

Perhaps this would overcome a certain undulating visual aspect in that area of ​​the font...

Comment by elmoyenique Sat, 6th august
Comment by elmoyenique Sat, 6th august

@elmo: Alright, thanks for your opinion pal. Next letter session illl test out how it works out.. perhaps ur right!

Comment by Sed4tives Mon, 8th august

I wrote that just for a feeling. In the end, it's up to you to see if you like it when you try it.

Comment by elmoyenique Mon, 8th august

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