Novi is my first text typeface and was made during Type@Paris18.
TypeParis is an intense 5-week type-design course that aims to learn you the (French) method of type-design. I was selected as 1 of the 15 to attend the course in 2018.
Novi is a revival of the Chancery Cursive Handwriting of Arrighi. One of the first in the 16th century to make italic typefaces. The reference was ‘La Operina’ which was his first writing manual and thus a combination of handwriting and print.
The way Novi was designed was large scale (7cm) calligraphy to tracing paper and then digital in Glyphs App.