Inspired by the idea of how newspapers are printed to protect us, I've created my first fontstruction for the start of my UWE graphic design course. I drew the letters by hand using black ink and a quill that sort of created this idea of the ink that is used in newspapers. Therefore, creating this abstract font design.
A mimic of someone using a (rather gritty) graphite pencil in a pixel world.
It's for a handwritten note in some sort of pixel game, (I am making one) so I won't allow the use of this font in commercial environments.
(To perhaps preserve the originality of the font)
This font draws it's main inspiration from David Carson's typographic work. it was created using instinct as there were no set rules and regulations for each letter. The style is unconventional and unpredictable. Jamie Reid created a lot of typographic pieces using magazine cutouts which is something I also wanted to replicate in this font.
My font is based on the original word messy, which I took in the direction of disjointed and disorientated. I wanted to create something that did not quite add up and felt messy in more of a psycological way instead of a physical way.This is a clone
A font for a horror project of mine, its supposed to look slightly off, which it does, only contains basic Latin alphabet and some other fancy symbols, though due to the typefaces general visual style some characters, like the copyright sign, yeng, currency sign and things are not exactly easy to recognise as themselves so really, this font is only good as a fun little thing, not be used in a serious situation were those characters might actually see use. Some of the Greek characters are used to, but they are just funny icons that could be used for decoration, and are illegebel as letters let alone Greek characters. Was also my first font, so, its not brilliant looking.
My font was created with the idea of mess and chaos in mind with each letter having a different 'contents'
It is supposed to represent something similar to pin and string art. The white dots representing the pins and the lines within representing the string. It might come across as a little complicated or hard to distinguish each letter however I think it gives it an authentic look.
Error is typeface desinged to feel like static glitching - inspired by the theme 'unstable'.
Based on the theme 'Accept Advice'. Inspired by 3 year old's advice on improving each letter.
The word 'Messy' led me to consider my personal habits, especially my hair. Through exploring my own photography of hair arranged to form basic letter structures, I considered texture, shape and tone. Further research and discussion introduced a resmblance with 'Black Letter' type ie. thickness in line. Therefore, I combine hair aspects with the traditional typeface. I believe my creation successfully modified the well known font by introducing more complex curves while still acknowledging the original theme.
A font which can be used to add a handrawn effect. The font evolved from me intially using toothpaste to create an alphabet and finding it effective , My aim was to try and recreate similair characteristics within my font. The tootpaste flicked off at the ends and collected in certain areas which created a really intersting typographical style. The lines are wobbly and unique on each letter as I wanted the font to have movement, energy and a bounce.
This font relates to my original theme, ‘Messy’, which was developed based on the Brazilian slums, Favelas. In Western culture, these are viewed as ‘messy’, however in Brazilian culture they take great pride in their homes. This reflects the idea that people respond to the same theme in different ways depending on their cultural context. This font is designed to be used at large display sizes of 100pt or more as this means that the detail in each character can be clearly seen.
Made as part of the “Found type” project for UWE Bristol. Inspired by the word “Squishy” I explored ‘doughy’ avenues and decided to base a font around first donuts and then finally settled on jam. This font is inconsistent, no one letter is uniformed. It portrays a wet and fluid feel that could be seen in any cookbooks or type for children. I would imagine this font to be useful for a very small audience as it is very specific. It could be used beyond the jam idea and be useful in terms of science fiction as it looks ambiguous out of context of the materials. This is not the finished product and it will be worked on over the next few months.
My theme was messy. I began looking into paint and the effect it can give when the ink runs out towards the end of the stroke. This led me to looking into graffiti and the 'messy' appearance it can give a place. I took photographs on my way home from Arnolfini of any typographic graffiti I came across and I traced the ones I was fond of. I particularly liked this one that had drips at a slight angle as it was written on a slant so I reproduced my own interpretation of it.
The font is based around the theme 'messy'. Each letter is inspired by messy paint/ink strokes; therefore no letter is exactly the same as another. However they all work well as a whole complementing eachother with small similarities. The font is designed to be used for headers, for example art posters or flyers. It could be used for big bodies of text, however slightly less suitable as it may become harder to read if it's made too small. The font could also be used in any colour and still grab attention!
This font is based on the word messy. Inspiration comes from paper being torn into small pieces, and the moment of chaos when work goes wrong and paper is ripped out of a sketchbook. The gradients are also not accurate in order to vaguely represent how shadows form on crumpled paper. The font was drawn freehand to begin and is designed to be used decoratively for headers. This font could be used for an art club poster.This is a clone
Based on the relationship between ink and water, experimenting with the way the two liquids merge and the variation of patterns they create. The font does not follow one distinct pattern, it displays the variation of impressions these two fluids can create. The typeface is a display font, not designed to be used for large bodies of text.
This font was created from experimentation with fur and inspired by how it can flow so freely. It took many different routes and ended up evoking an oriental theme based on spectacular treasures discovered in the Han royal tombs in China. These treasures are displayed in an exhibition named 'The Search for Immortality' and holds free flowing dragon forms that are made from solid jade stone. I chose to reflect the way thick hair flows into my design that creates distinguishable letterforms, both unique and complimentary of one another.