Some designers with amazing talents are rightfully given the attention their work deserves from their peers, while some designers with mediocre talents, perhaps, are not so deservedly brought into the spotlight. As much as meritocracy sounds nice, I don’t believe it’s truly accurate, popularity does not equal skill or talent.
There’s no numeric figure to represent popularity, it’s relative to the level of work being created and what is being compared to what. Some listed might seem like ‘under the radar’ isn’t an appropriate label for them. However, in the huge expanse of the internet, and with the rising popularity of letterforms I think they should have more attention than they do already, on dribbble at least.
Regardless of the point made above, these accounts light up my feed.
Martina Flor (276 Followers)
Kris Sowersby (1125 Followers)
Jackson Cavanaugh (200 Followers)
Ken Barber (2110 Followers)
Neil Summerour (209 Followers)
Ondrej Jób (456 Followers)
Grilli Type (269 Followers)
Dado Queiroz (1546 Followers)
John Stevens (160 Followers)
Henric Sjösten (1613 Followers)
I can’t remember exactly, but roughly 1cm high on the xheight I think. It really depends on the nib itself, some are more flexible than others. Good luck!