This font is produced based off of the buzzword "filthy" which led me to explore the Japanese Yakuza Gang. Inspired by their illustrative tattoos, and jewellery, I produced a typeface which replicates links. Not only do the links visually represent those found in chain necklaces, but they are also metaphorical representations of the fundamentals of gang behaviour, and the brotherhood that is formed
(Due to the size of the letters, looks a lot better zoomed in!)
This font was created around the theme of 'filthy' and 'decay'. The final design was inspired by fungus spores and bacteria at a microscopic level. I took inspiration from existing fonts -Norway Round- and -Cubano-.
The theme for this typeface is the word 'Filthy'. The letterform's structures are based on dust and the way it separates when a finger is dragged through it. Dust collects on objects that have been untouched for periods of time, often through neglect. The use of negative space and lack of border draws attention to the dot-work dust that forms around the accents of the letters. As a finger cleans dust, larger piles form where there is a change in direction. This helps identify the individual characters whilst keeping a minimalistic approach. This font can be used for headings and posters, or shop designs and logos. I have always felt this font would go well on a burger shack to help give a rustic or edgy look.