Reckless is serif text font family with renaissance (old-style) look and with a really raised x-height. It has been designed during internship at London University of Arts. Where I could study sources of serif renaissance fonts on UAL Saint Martins Library and Monotype Library. I also tried add some strict and cold alternates (see alternative “a, g, r, t, y”). That was in same time I fall in love in Paul Renner’s first sketch of Futura (see Hellix font).
Reckless is mainly inspirated by Plantin, Plantin Infant (about 1700 Robert Granjon, 1913 Frank Hinman Pierpont), all versions of Times, Times New Roman (1904 William Starling Burgess, 1931–1974 Stanley Morison, Victor Lardent) and all versions of Caslon (1722 William Calson).
Reckless Alt is version combing serif and sans-serif principle. Someone can say it is Reckless without serifs. Reckless Fine is display version with higher contrast. Mentioned versions will be realised soon.
First Sketch: 9/2012, First Kick: 2/2017,
Released: 7/2017, Last Update: 4/2018
6 weights, 12 styles
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