Font Family: Duet, Number of fonts: 2*OTF, Type Foundry: Wilton Foundry, Designer: Robbie de Villiers, Design date: 2004
The idea for Duet started when I decided to create a complex, elegant, and easy-to-read script with particular emphasis using a double line feature in the capitals.
I set out creating several capital characters to see how I could take advantage of the extra line in creating the curves. Finding a treatment that can be applied across all characters is always a challenge.
For the lowercase, Sloop’s proportions came closest to fitting with the capitals so I redrew those designs with some important differences: curving starting strokes, rather than blunt; less emphasis on the ascender and descender curving strokes- with thicker thin strokes generally; and a number of characters completely redesigned.