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Dagon Sans v16 Regular + Cursive Italic

Dagon Sans Regular & Italic (v.16)
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Dagon is a modern grotesque typeface with a high thick/thin stroke contrast near the stems. Dagon works exceptionally well at display sizes but is also usable as a text typeface.
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I decreased the slant of this more cursive Italic by 2° compared to the normal Italic and changed a few characters like 'g', 'A' and 'K'.
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dizzyflower28's avatar
Really digging the cursive italic! :w00t:
brianskywalker's avatar
You might try tapering or breaking strokes more like in K and R for the A and other UC glyphs.
MartinSilvertant's avatar
I've been thinking about that but it's hard to pull off as most capital letters have a square construction; forcing breaking strokes on those makes it look more like ink traps, hence I kept most capital letters pretty solid. It's worth giving the capitals another try though.
brianskywalker's avatar
The A looks to 'swashy'. I definitely like the other improvements you've made, but if you apply terminals like that to the A, you'll have to follow suite with R, N, K, and so on.

Did you want the upper join of the d to be thicker than the other joins? (esp. in the roman)
MartinSilvertant's avatar
Yes you're right, but then I was starting to think this italic is looking pretty "slab swashy", hence I tried it out. This is too much though. I really don't want to give square letters like R and N a slab. For the A it seems a bit more logical as there's a lot of negative space on both sides at the top. I hate the A, L and T for that.

> Did you want the upper join of the d to be thicker than the
> other joins? (esp. in the roman)
Yes. I want the contrast in the joins to resemble that of a serif typeface. Making both joins so thin will give it more of a fence effect like Didone typefaces which I want to avoid. I like the thin joins but as it's a serif I also want to keep it quite monoline where I can. I'm thinking perhaps I should even increase the weight a bit in the upper join of d and the lower join of b and the same for p and q.
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