As a first year Graphic Design student at UWE, I have made my first attempt at a fonstruction, creating a font based around the theme of 'rebirth'. I have researched and explored the Japanese art form: Kintsugi which involves the restoration of broken pottery through connecting the broken parts with liquid gold, creating something new and unique. This art form allows us to embrace the beauty of flaws and imperfection, and through each letter I have attempted to recreate the rough, jagged lines of the broken pottery, and the cracks of 'gold' which bind them together (shown through the white lines). Any comments/advice would be really appreciated.
Kintsugi is the Japanese art of putting broken pottery back together by sealing the cracks with gold - built on the idea that embracing flaws and imperfections, you can create an even stronger, more beautiful piece of art, this is idea is also a metaphor for self growth 'rebirth'. The typeface is designed to replicate the cracks in kintsugi ceramics. I wanted to create a bold font to suggest strength and how imperfections and flaws can make people stronger and even the strongest of people go through hardship.