Re: A little something on Poliphilus
- Dan et al
Well, in the end I went in there and "fixed" the problematic character
that I needed, the cap S. I didn't alter it anymore than necessary to
make it conform to the lowercase but did fix the goofball "polygonal"
effect, filled in the purposeful crevices in the outline, etc. Man,
when you blow Poliphilus up it looks like Monotype just slashed away
at that sucker. I found I had to pull back the curve a bit on the
fairly thick characteristic trumpet-like swoop to the termination
serifs to make it match the movement of the lowercase, and actually
kick it back a tad on its axis.
Seems to fit nicely now.
Thanks for all the input.
> Hi, Gerald.
> >I discovered that while Poliphilus and the Blado lowercase were
> >seemingly cleaned up, the Blado caps were not. They are quite
> >"distressed" with corruption
> >quite obvious along the outline, whereas the other forms are not.
> A very interesting discovery. I put a loupe on the Blado in one of my
> digital font references; sure enough, the Blado caps are rough. But
> look at the cap 'C' and 'G': It looks as if the digitizer had only so
> many points to use and you get almost a polygonal effect.
> I checked the Bixlers' type specimen chart, and -- wouldn't you know
> it? -- Poliphilus and Blado are not shown, even though I think they
> offer composition in these faces.
> I believe Harold Berliner carried them, at least at one time.