Kenwyn seems like a bit of a departure from the usual Talbot Type style, but I’m going to claim that it’s related by virtue of its geometry. I’m a sucker for geometric styles and Kenwyn is essentially composed of circles and squares.
It started with the E and H which are highly geometric and at that point I wasn’t sure if there was going to be a full font in it or not.
Although the squares and circles provided a few guiding principles, no (decent) font is ever truly geometric, so the result is a blend of pure geometry and infinite visual adjustments.
Although the Single Dot and Double Dot variations are quite similar in principle, the results look quite different, to the point where I was thinking I’d created two typefaces. I’m presenting them as variations of one because I’m the only one here and so I get to make all of the decisions.
This was always going to be a display font and I didn’t expect it to extend to a set of lower case characters at the outset, but they seemed to fall into place and I’m pleased with how they’ve turned out. I’ve also created Stencil versions of each, it just felt like something I should try.