As a first year graphic design student at UWE this is my first attempt at creating a typeface on Fontstruct based around the theme of ‘hope’. Looking at this theme I explored the words; dream, desires and wishing leading me to the classic phrase, ‘when you wish upon a star’ and have therefore, based my typeface on stars. Through research, I looked at the patterns and layouts of star constellations to find that they are only made up of straight lines and circles, which is why I have formed a simple lettering using only these two basic forms, incorporating the concept of star constellations.
Revive is the first Iteration of a font inspired and designed to celebrate a rebirth in urban environments. I focussed on using simple geometric shapes and simplifying the feeling I wanted to convey with my font. By moving the x height of the letters really close to the cap height I tried to recreate the illusion of perspective, as if you were looking at a building from an “ants eye view” This helped convey a feeling of growth and structure representing the re-birth of nature and cities together.
Albatros is the result of a research on the correlation between genius and mental instability in great artists, philosophers and poets. As in Baudelaire's poetry, it symbolises those who are misunderstood and thus isolated and derided. The albatross is a clumsy bird, but once in the sky and raised over the mass it shows everyone its great wingspan. We are all albatrosses until we are given the opportunity to discover the wings power.
Malnutrition can be seen as an epidemic of the 21st century. Not only is Starvation continuing to rise in less economically developed countries; Countries who have the resources to be healthy choose a malnourished lifestyle.
It Is not uncommon to only associate malnutrition with not eating enough substantial food; however, it also extends to eating too much food. Both contribute to the crisis and this is why I wanted to incorporate both obesity and anorexia into my typography.
My typography resembles the stretching of skin as if its being pulled into a new and more desired position. This is a common emotional response to malnourishment and obsessions with weight.
This font was the final production for a project designing my own font based upon the theme 'squishy'. The design concept was to use different shapes and angles to create the feel that each letter has been compressed or squished in some aspect.