A tribute to Belgian modernist artist "Jozef Peeters" (Antwerp, 1895 - 1960).
He is probably best known for contributions to legendary Belgian avant garde magazines "Het Overzicht" and "DeDriekhoek".
The alphabet I made is based on the letters seen on the folder art for his 1921 linocut portofolio.
(I made use of a couple of lower case letters to make slight variations similar as seen on the original artwork but most lower case are simply copied from the upper case letters.)
Recap of the lettering from Dutch hardware store-chain "GAMMA".
I have absolutely zero clue on who originally designed it.
(If someone here knows more about the origins please let me know, thanks)
Nonetheless it's a pretty cool futuristic looking design as well as a tribute to its predecessors that set the tone for the genre at the start of the last century.
As usual the alphabet is completed and some punctuations is added.
Sort of a semi recap of the lettering found on the second issue of Polish avant garde architectural magazine called "PRAESENS".
It got published throughout the first part of the previous century and was similar to other magz from that era such as: DeStijl, Wendingen & Het Overzicht.
It's not super accurate but still a fairly recognizable and cool looking type. I already made a pro version of this lettering in the past with FontLab Studio, which closely capturing the exact original design.This is a clone
A small rounded stencil type inspired by Bauhaus artist "Josef Albers"
The word 'Messy' led me to consider my personal habits, especially my hair. Through exploring my own photography of hair arranged to form basic letter structures, I considered texture, shape and tone. Further research and discussion introduced a resmblance with 'Black Letter' type ie. thickness in line. Therefore, I combine hair aspects with the traditional typeface. I believe my creation successfully modified the well known font by introducing more complex curves while still acknowledging the original theme.