This typeface has stemmed from the word ‘unstable’. The adjective mainly holds negative connotations, which is why I explored the dynamic impact of cracks in pavements and how they are unpredictable and disruptive. I also focussed on how the cracks appear as roots when experimenting with font. This brings a more positive light to ‘unstable’, combining both man-made cracks and natural roots to create a font resembling root heave.
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.