Vinta typeface
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    Vinta typeface
A few months ago, a client was looking for a typeface in the style of the early Venetian types.
I made him a proposal of some typefaces and at the end we chosed for Abobe Jenson.
The following days it was allways in my mind to create a real, old typeface with all the shortcomings of historical hot metal and to preserve the charm of  the bleeding edges occuring during printing. I remembered a Humanist Serif typeface I began a few years ago and I didn’t finish and I had an old french book printed in 1662. Everything has been there to start . ..
This is the sensation of printed hot metal letters I wanted to imitate
and that was my typeface to start with ...
At first I made printcopies of the alphabet and draw new outlines with a trembling hand.
In the next step I printed all letters seperately.
After crinkling and smoothing the paper I had almost the effect I was looking for
A little processing with photoshop filters and a final vectorisation.  I had my new "old" typeface.
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