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BDA Rosanna and BDA Rose Families

Date: January, 2020

 

BDA Rosanna and BDA Rose began life in the summer of 2020, as part of a larger personal project. The initial development of letters were an experiment about creating a serif type family out of a sans serif one. Approximately two months were spent on this project before it was suspended to focus on other work. Months later, working on a separate typeface brought a pervading issue to light with this project. Distortion came about when moving from one application to another. FontLab was not playing nicely with Adobe Illustrator, causing small yet significant distortions. After developing a workaround by using Fontself to create an OTF file, thereby bridging the gap, development on Rose and Rosanna resumed. The issues which plagued early development were handled in a few short days, and the two families, formerly a single family, were born. Updates and the release of 3 other type families in that week would be released on my Gumroad shop.