As with any attempt at a new typeface, you want to create something different. A difficult task as most legible fonts are based on something previous.
Somatype isn't actually based on any particular font but it has unavoidable similarities to others. The important difference here being the distinctive quirk of the connection points going opposite to the norm; exemplified best by the lower case d & e.
Once devised, the unique characteristic was applied wherever possible, keeping the rest of the characters in a sympathetic, rounded style. More…
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