'Nerves' is a font created based on my given theme 'PROTECT'. I chose to create a thin and messy typeface, inspired by nerve structures and the protection our nervous systems provide. I wanted there to be overlapping lines and 'bursts' that mimic how nerves look, as well as capturing the more disorganised nature of a nerve.
My design was influenced by walls, barriers, and the requirement for a division between our built and natural environments in order to protect us. I am a first-year student at UWE Bristol studying Graphic Design, and I made this digital typeface in response to this year's subject, "PROTECT."
My first attempt at creating a modular typeface as part of my studies in Graphic Design at City of Glasgow College.
I wanted to make a font that was fairly simple and had sharp straight lines that consisted mostly of triangular shapes. I wanted to make a more legible version of the Edge font by John Alexander.
My favorite letters/symbols that I made are Q, K, % and *.
Q is the letter that definitely had the most revision due to the trouble I had making its tail work well with all the other letters in the font.
Use this font however you want, GOOD LUCK!
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!
The design behind my font was inspired by the theme 'continuous'. This is a continued design from my past font which I was not completely happy with. Instead of using continuous circles I decided to use square and rectangular shapes. One of my main inspirations was the retro game Tetris. My font would work better in large scale as it is so bold.