A typeface first inspired by the theme word destruction which lead me to think of climate change and desforestation. After looking at small pieces of bark that had been broken off in the process of tree clearing I focused more on the textures created by the wood. I contstructed a 3D word from this idea by building plaster casts of bark. The shapes and patterns here created the base for the structure of these letters. I wanted each letter to be made up of small pieces, representing the broken bark; a side product of deforestation. Along with all the smaller patterns inside to show the many different textures that are on the wood.
This typeface was designed with the adjective 'Massive' in mind. I then chose to focus on trees, particulary the tree bark, to see how it is structured. I collected bits of bark from trees to see how bark can vary in its texture, such as, the 3D features and the visible cracks. This typeface could be used as a large title in posters, banners or headings for leaflets, possibly for environmental awareness campaigns.
Published: 29th October, 2012
Last edited: 25th November, 2012
Created: 15th October, 2012
This font was made as a response to a brief given to me for my Graphic Design course. we were invited to chose a theme for a list of words, I chose decay. My inspiration originally came from my everyday walk to Uni; past old factories, over a disused railway bridge and past an old cricket ground. I then started to broaden my view of decay and looked at the way it effects different things including the decay theory (a theory used my psychologists about memory) and then finally I narrowed it down to dead tress. The finally font has been inspired by the illustrations of Tim Burton.