Arabic wood type character
Wood type production goes on... I produced a veeery fragile piece of an Arabic wood type character. This character was missing in a clients set of an ultra rare old Roman Scherer A.G. Holzletternmanufaktur Arabic letters.
The character size was 8 Cicero (about 8 Lines) which is already pretty small, but the tricky thing was to produce these little accent marks, to lock into the body of the character.
I placed a 20pt lower case ‹a› next to the accent marks to show the proportions.
This single character was lasercut from beechwood, the same as I did with my earlier wood type production project. Fortunately, we had a proof of the original missing character. Since the letterform was very slim at some points I had to do several tests to see, how much of the contour the laser would burn away. This was very important to get the new letter printing with the exact same stroke width as the original.