I’ve decided to take the word “puzzle” literally and cutout the different elements after scannning the master page. I’m doing this without looking at the Baskerville typface assembled.
Using the below guidance, i started the puzzle by defining my x-height using the lower case “e”. The lowecase “l” helped me in finding my ascender line.
Sometimes I’ve identified a shape as being one or the other letter. Only by fitting the pieces together, I started to see the solution.
Constructing the ‘w’ was problematic. It looks somehow unbalanced to me. the lower case “j” was difficult too and i took a fair amount of time identifying the “r”top.
The bowl of the lowe case d and b still don’t look quite right to me.
Spending a large amount of time with the individual parts of a typeface, i started to appreciate it’s differences and quirks -like the rounded “r” tops and the many different bowls for B D or p’s. I started to recognize the character of Baskervilles typeface
I started to recognize the character of Baskervilles typeface – which is helpful for future projects. Type has to fit the overall theme of a design project. Understanding it’s specialities and individual character helps identifying the perfect font combination.