Monday, 6 June 2011

Creating a Typeface.

In this assignment my job was simple, I had to create a font that I was later told would be used by me in a poster. This involved a lot of construction lines and patience. A up to Z, lower and upper case!

I ended up calling the font STAINLESS STEEL, A. because I can, and B. It has all these "mechanical/ movable" elements in it. Stainless steel tends to last for a long time, and so I thought it would be nice to assume that this font could be found useful by others for a long time. The downside is there are very limited situations one can apply STAINLESS STEEL. Sigh... I really put a lot into this font, next I'll try a more formal typeface design.

If you look at the two photographs above you'll realise that a lot of calculating, and measuring went into creating proportional letters that can be used together. All in all, this was a great project for me.

All the best
Tafadzwa Tarumbwa

1 comment:

  1. I'm looking forward to seeing the end result of this one!


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