Friday, May 03, 2013

Preliminary version of font SCHIP




This is a prototype of the new font. It is modelled after the original lettering in the old post office in complex Het Schip in Amsterdam. To give an idea, in the next picture you see the top of a phone booth (telefooncel in Dutch) with the word TELEFOONCEL. Now you know where the characteristic E and F come from.



The text is chiseled out of the wooden doorframe of the phone booth. The whole booth is depicted in the next image:



There is still a lot of work to be done, because the G is top-heavy, the 8 is not what I want and the 3 is cumbersome, to say the least. I will also try to design a leaner S and T, matching better with the E. And... but you be the judge and tell me what you think. (Click on the images to see a bigger version on screen).

Comments are welcome!

Update June 1st, 2013
The font is ready for download. To get the ttf-file go to my website and click on the Download-button.