BURNT HELVETICA

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My first project as a student at UWE studying Graphic Design was to create a font using FontStruct. I chose to develop the theme messy, I thought to myself ‘what makes a mess?’ This led me to the idea of toast, it’s messy and especially when burnt. I cut letters out of burnt toast, I really liked the effect it had made therefore it influenced me to develop it further within FontStruct. I decided to use Helvetica as a guide purely for its simple, clean letterforms, hence why I have named my typeface ‘Burnt Helvetica’. I wanted to really capture the essence of the burnt areas with shading, therefore my inspiration came from cutting the burnt toast around a Helvetica letter template, photographing it and printing it on graph paper. Due to the nature of the font being messy I wouldn’t use it on anything formal or of importance, I feel that it would be suitable to be used within children associated designs, definitely food related designs and perhaps something rather playful or of course, messy. This is my first attempt using FontStruct all feedback is welcome.
Info: Created on 16th October 2014 . Last edited on 25th October 2014.
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Such a beautiful set. Can't wait til it's finished.
Comment by jimhotep 24th October 2014
This looks awesome Olivia! How you've done all of the shading I'll never know D:
Comment by erathbone 24th October 2014
Thanks! The shading takes quite a while, I used the different sized circular bricks :)
Comment by olivia_bull 24th October 2014
I hunger for more.
Comment by minidonut 25th October 2014
Wow that shading doe, amazing
Comment by Clinton98 26th October 2014
Great shading. Just one question ... if you drop this font does it land marmalade side up? :)
Comment by p2pnut 26th October 2014

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