Delectatio Morosa

by Ben Neenan

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I am a first year student at the University of the West of England. Our first project this year was to design a typeface based around a word of our choosing. I opted for ‘Pompous’, as it stood out to me from the list. During the project I visited Bristol Cathedral several times, and spent time in and around Bridgwater, looking at anything that I found to be pompous, such as cast-iron work and Baroque architecture. My final design is influenced by Gothic typefaces and raised lead tombstones/plaques. The name ‘Delectatio Morosa’ is Latin for peevish delight, which I discovered whilst looking at different Latin phrases.
Info Created on 31st October 2011 . Last edited on 1st December 2011.
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Really like the 'K' character, 'B' and 'X' also!!! Good work benji
Comment by WasteOfPaper 11th November 2011
An hidden gem! 10/10
Comment by riccard0 7th January 2012
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Delectatio Morosa” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by Rob Meek (meek) 16th January 2012
I like it!
Comment by elmoyenique 16th January 2012
Perfectio Structosa ) even the spacing.

Comment by architaraz 17th January 2012
It's not Latin, I just made up... Anyways, again, it's very good :)
Comment by architaraz 17th January 2012
Something to make the creators of the gothic look green with envy.
Comment by jphturtle 5th September 2012