The typeface is inspired by a hand-painted sign, and is based on sketches I did several years ago.
Transferring the designs from paper to computer was easy because I drew the sketches on grid paper and could match those units to digital units of 50/1000 ems. Vertical stem thickness was 125/1000 ems and horizontal stems were 100/1000 ems. The glyphs have a fairly consistent shape whose bounding box is pretty easily seen when the glyphs are onioned.
The font is still a work in progress and, as such, still has curve, serif, and kerning issues, as well as missing glyph sets for non-Latin scripts.