Below are a few specimens of a humanist / blackletter hybrid design I created for a soil-plant guru consultant. It evolved a lot over the last few months and really started to make progress after consulting with my typography mentor, Diana Ovezea. The Capitals and Small Caps take their shapes and structure from traditional roman caps with sharp internal strokes in more rigid style. The lowercase forms feature a humanist skeleton but are quick and sharp, like you would see in a blackletter design. This is most noticeable in characters like b, p, q, d and o, c, e. Although, not shown yet, there is extended latin support for over 80% of the languages spoken around the world. Some additional features of this type family are ligatures, stylistic alternates, fractions, lining figures, tabular figures and punctuation as well as Uppercase punctuation.
Some of my calligraphy practice...
Update to the Humanist design! I've added a sans to this type-family. I have also made some minor tweaks to the serif style to help improve legibility and readability. Overall, I am very happy with the early look and feel of this typeface which is intended to be used for corporate-business communications and more serious environments. Above is a test situation in a resume.
I've been really interested in typography and type design the past couple years. As a result of my interest, I created the design above. It started out a basic humanist sans, but have been growing to really appreciate grotesque faces with a flair of calligraphy, much like Bureau Grot designed by David Berlow and others at The Font Bureau. There are still some weaknesses to this design, but feel that it is a good start and hope to continue working on it and expanding the face to multiple weights.