This is my first typeface as a first-year graphic design student at UWE. It has been created based on the theme ''Rebirth''. Inspired by the Renaissance which means ''rebirth'' in French the typeface is a transition from the old to the new. It is also connected to moon phases as a symbol of rebirth and change. The typeface is a combination of sharp elements and smooth shapes, has some futuristic and traditional motifs. Each letter is unique and can be used by itself or in a text with the others. Any comments are welcomed.
This typeface has been created around the theme of community. In particular I looked at referencing the idea of the online/digital communities that we have all become so reliant on due to COVID-19 and being alone in isolation. I researched into the effects of lockdown on various peoples screent time and interviewed them, then used this as my thesis starting point. To create the concept, I experimented with different symbols that represent digital connection for example; wifi, signal and battery.
This type face was created inspired by the theme ‘rebirth’. It took a lot of hand rendered type and photographical experimentation to create a font that I believe captures people coming together through rebirth whether that’s in a spiritual means or something else. I began by photographing people linking together to create shapes in the form of letter with their bodies. After drawing from the photographs, I decided to take a more abstract approach and applied this to my sans serif font.