Two years in the making, the first weight of my font family Patricia Gothic is finished.
Patricia Gothic is my take on an American sans serif, or gothic, typeface. My influences ranged from traditional American primer faces, drafting and lettering templates, and engraving types, to the usual Gothics such as Franklin, News, and Trade. I also wanted some of the quirkiness found in modern fonts like Sansumi, Brandon, and Bryant, among others.
I started with the Thin weight because many of the curves were drawn by hand with a Wacom tablet in Illustrator. This makes the thin weight nearly monoline. A regular or text weight and a bold weight are being explored, along with italics for each weight. I’m using Glyphs to build the font files.
Why Patricia? Because that’s my mom’s name.