Under the theme destruction, I explored ways to advertise environmental harm we are causing. I took inspiration from the increasing amount of plastic being deposited in the ocean and how it is moulded. I want this font to communicate the harsh impact this plastic waste has on the oceans, the life they hold and how it impacts other aspects of the environment.
Dehumanised is a typeface drawn forth from the deepest parts of a mind challenged by illness and intrusive thoughts. It hopes to create an avenue of expression through its bold, sans-serif design combined with a strong theme of slashing and debris. It was informed by the illustrative manifestation of anxious, angry thoughts cutting through simple day to day life and new ways to combine different versions of destruction into a dystopic yet coherent typeface.
Mltng Pnt is a typeface that took form from the word destructive. It's aim is to be an illustrative typeface that focuses on the destruction of the natural letter form. This process creates a lot of visual noise, distorting the viewers vision and adding to this sense of destruction on a more palpable level. The figures were inspired by melting butter, hence the name 'Mltng Pnt' (melting point). This name also suggests a point of no return, capitalising on the theme of destruction.
Gloria is inspired by 1930's architecture. The theme for this idea is ‘destructive'. I looked at the exterior of buildings and the disappearance and destruction of 1930's architecture and the art deco era and style. The font is a combinination of curves and straight edges which expresses the style of architecture from that time. The detail on the letters will look better at a larger scale so it would be best for display. Anyone wanting to convey a period time or the art deco movement this is the font for you.
**This font is still a work in progress**
Smash Me Again is inspired by broken glass. I traced around an image of broken glass molded in to a word and used is as my basis to create this font. It might not look exactly like broken glass, however, that was only the inspiration.
This font was created for and as part of my UWE graphic design course, this is my first font which is why it has several flaws, and is far from perfect. Feedback would be appriciated. Thanks!
- Jacob Webb.
Working with the theme 'destructive', I have investigated how eating unhealthy food can cause plaque build up and lead to tooth decay. The detail and shading on the letters represent the erosion of a tooth when it starts to decay. The font would be used for more decrative purposes but could also be used in add campaigns that warn the genral public of tooth decay. Due to the font being eroded its self it would reflect the information in the add and could even go as far as sublininally sending a message to the veiwer a warning that their teeth could end up looing like this font.
I have created this font using the word "destructive" as a theme. After experimenting with a number of ideas I created this font by cutting it out of card in a distressed way, then projecting light through it on the wall, photographing the results and recreating the result in fontstruct. I feel as if my font could be used for a number of different things such posters or advertisement for art or music event.
A typeface created to look like pills, influenced by addiction and self-destructive behaviour. I started making my typeface out of metal bottle caps, progressing past looking solely at alcohol as an addictive substance and moving into researching pills and drugs, resulting in this final design. As this font is quite large in circumference, it would be better suited for use as a title or headline font, or even for a logo, rather than body text.
I wanted to create my font based around the theme of cracks in buildings. I took Inspiration from the formation of cracks in buildings. Everyone is familiar with cracks in bricks, concrete blocks and walls of houses and how some of these cause structural instability. They take on all sorts of shapes and sizes. They can start thin and then widen following a zig zag path between points that resembles a lightening bolt. I want to recreate this cracking within my font. I started with a font style that had curves and straight edges associated with different building styles. I then constructed cracks from potential weak spots in the letters. I diffused the edges of these cracks to try and demonstrate crumbling concrete.