As a connoisseur of high-quality typography, I couldn't justly criticize any typeface until I had attempted to design my own. So I did. The process of conjuring letters from nothing gave me such a profound appreciation for the careful work and attention to detail required of typographers. I began designing this font with the lower case "a" and forced each new letter to incorporate some element of its predecessors. By the time I reached the end of the alphabet, this typeface had almost supernaturally taken on a character of its own, and like a child naming a new puppy, I decided to name it damascus because it just seemed right.
These letters exist only in Illustrator, and there they may forever remain. I've never committed to the next phase of actually generating a useable typeface from these forms, as it seems impossibly complicated to do this well (all those variable spacings... I shudder at the thought of this hopeless pursuit of perfection). None-the-less, I'm proud of it for what it is: my first and very own typeface.