The new Linotype Finnegan

The goal was to develop a sanserif with the legibility of the best serifed typefaces. Therefore, Finnegan™ developed out of the internal structure of a humanist renaissance roman. However, the attempt to create a uniform stroke weight was abandoned in favor of a differentiated thick and thin contrast. The design was carried out almost entirely onscreen with the help of Ikarus M. This process required enormous amounts of time, but offered a decisive advantage: with the help of print-outs, every single subtle change could be checked and corrected in different sizes immediately.

After about a year, a font with the working name "Arvo" was ready. Then came further, massive changes in the stroke design and in the proportions of the single figures with regard to one another. At the same time, a semibold weight was designed, followed by an independent italic.

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