Kintsugi is the Japanese art of putting broken pottery back together by sealing the cracks with gold - built on the idea that embracing flaws and imperfections, you can create an even stronger, more beautiful piece of art, this is idea is also a metaphor for self growth 'rebirth'. The typeface is designed to replicate the cracks in kintsugi ceramics. I wanted to create a bold font to suggest strength and how imperfections and flaws can make people stronger and even the strongest of people go through hardship.
Published: 5th November, 2010
Last edited: 5th November, 2010
Created: 20th October, 2010
As part of my Graphic Design brief at UWE I was asked to design a font based on the word 'Curve'. I wanted to design a typeface that uses the negative space and creates a curve from consistent shapes, hence only using a select set of pixels. This also strongly links to my research into ceramic sets where curves were introduced strongly during post war times in 1945 - 1960s. I was inspired by the sculpture work of Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth in particular, and feel that the font has produced its own ceramic set with a flow throughout the typeface created within the negative space.