This typeface has come from the initial theme of malnourished, where I looked at using real bones to make a physical typeface. From this, I have developed my idea to look into the deeper meaning of eating disorders and specifically the mental illness surrounding it. My typeface therefore is a representation of body dysmorphia in anorexia, using limb like shapes to create letterforms, showing the reality and perception of people who see themselves as over weight when really they are dangerously underweight.
For this Fontstruct project, I decided to look at the word malnourished. Looking at all aspects that surround the meaning of the word , the lack of proper nutrition caused by not having enough to eat or not consuming the right things for whatever reasons. I decided to look at the fashion industry, looking into what people put themselves through to become the “perfect” size and that the expectation for this image is growing. My font represents this by showing the main spotlight on the front letter which is tall and skinny followed by the reality displayed in the shadow which is a bigger more “healthy” letter , showing the two extremes in a whole typeface.