The design of a typeface is usually a long-term process. For the Minuscule, which is my first «serious» typeface, it has been even longer, almost 6 years. Whatever, it always begins with many hand drawn sketches; it continues with digitizing, and continuously testing and fine-tuning character, passing from big to very small, and from screen to paper. continuously fine-tuning the characters Here’s some early sketches of Minuscule. Their size vary from 3 to 15 cm.