This typeface was designed as a response to the shift towards Online and Digital Communications that communities practice in modern society. Since the emergence Internet, people has more frequently resulted to email, messaging and other online connections as a means of communicating with each other as supposed to speaking directly in person.
This has limited the power of communication and removed many organic aspects of conversation. I feel this is particularly prevalent today as a result of the Covid pandemic and as people continue to feel more isolated, we loose the important subtleties in the way we discuss and exchange.
The character’s design was based off fonts like CMC7, MICR E13-B, CRT Screen Typography, the works of Gerard Unger, Wim Crouwel and other pieces of design created for the exchange of digital information between machines.
Theo D'Cruz 2020
For my chosen theme Community (specifically biological community)
I decided to work with a worm/snake shape. Trying to figure out the final letter shapes during the creative process I got inspired by the snake game I'm sure everyone played on their old Nokia including me.
I observed the snake's movements in the game and created a typeface based on that. I would characterize my typeface as a simple combination of retro and modern at the same time.
Created by Nicole Rybáková as a first-year graphic design student at UWE Bristol Uni.
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.
This is my first typeface as a first-year graphic design student at UWE. It has been created based on the theme ''Rebirth''. Inspired by the Renaissance which means ''rebirth'' in French the typeface is a transition from the old to the new. It is also connected to moon phases as a symbol of rebirth and change. The typeface is a combination of sharp elements and smooth shapes, has some futuristic and traditional motifs. Each letter is unique and can be used by itself or in a text with the others. Any comments are welcomed.
A font based on the cut out letter style used in punk aesthetics, but brought into the modern day with a pixelated style. Inspired by the theme of rebirth.
For the font, I made it by the theme “community”. It then reminds me of bees in the natural world as they often work as a group, which needs good communication to connect each other being part of the community. I made the fonts using hexagon shapes based on the look of the honeycomb that the bees storing the honey from.
My first typeface was inspired by the theme “gang community”. A large element of my research was the analysis of the most commonly forged bank notes. This typeface is the development of the contrasting typography that feature on notes. One type of typography is clear and concise, and the opposite typography is increasingly complex and hard to read to the naked eye. This is to make it extremely hard for criminals to counterfeit.
This is a collection of letters that represent the internet after choosing ‘Community’ as one of our three word choices. The bars coming off of the letters are to be seen as WiFi signals to go with the context of being on the internet.
This font began with the theme of rebirth and the idea of sending people to the next life. This lead me to looking into Egyptian Mummies and Mummification. I noticed intricate and careful wrappings of some of the mummies and decided to incorporate some of these patterns into the font.
Working under the theme of 'Rebirth', I have focused my first font on the idea of post-war architecture, or otherwise commonly known as modernist/brutalist architecture. Buildings constructed following the Second World War were built using new technologies of construction. These types of designs were known for their use of modern materials such as concrete and steel as well as their interesting geometrical forms. I was heavily influenced by the architecture featured in Owen Hopkins' book 'Lost Futures' which looks at the disappearing architecture of post-war Britain and how changing external contexts played a role in the subsequent destruction of these buildings.
I began my concept for ‘Totem’ with thinking about rebirth and symbolism surrounding eyes. I thought about religion before moving towards Indigenous beliefs. I built the font from shapes and forms which I had found from the images of Totem poles that I had studied. The circles within each letter are a reflection of the eyes found carved onto Totem poles, full of history and a way of being connected to heritage.
My aim for this font was to replicate the Brutalist style of architecture and how many people view this style of building as visual pollution or eye sores. The gaps within the letters represent the way pollution can chip away at a community, and how it is possible for it to be built up again. The gaps also create spikes in the letters that mimick the brutalism.
This font was created for my Foundtype project at UWE where I chose the theme of Rebirth. It draws inspiration from the traditional Blackletter Olde English style calligraphy fonts of the seventeen hundreds however, I’ve put a retro digital spin on it by making it pixelated which shows my theme choice as it’s the Rebirth of this traditional font.This is a clone
My font is inspired by Navajo rugs and blankets and the main theme I went with was ReBirth. I thought this was fitting as the Navajo people create these rugs to tell a story of there beliefs and religion, which has been implemented in this font but instead, the words can tell the story and the design is inspired by the Navajo rugs and blankets.
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.
Art deco in 2x2 grid size
I orginally plan to release a kerned version made with FontForge along side, but something, I've forgotten what, was frustrating.
Today, November 2020, I think I can just release this anyway.
I hope you enjoy, I want to come back designing, I've been busy learning to conlang recently.
I created this typeface based on the theme ‘Hope’. While being or becoming blind is extremely hard, there is always light after the dark, even for the people who cannot see. I tried to include every character from the Braille alphabet (white dots) to the original English alphabet (black dots), so it would be learnt and understood easily.
The theme for my typeface is rebirth, specifically within nature. Upon research I found myself really interested in natures patterns formed through rebirth, be it shown through roots or a plant shooting out into light. I wanted to recreate an abstract version of this through my typeface, to give the illusion of growth.
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.
The goals for this typeface was to create a quirky design, inspired by the map of the underground. I ensured that my letters abided by the rules that Harry Beck set while designing the map - horizontal, vertical and 45° lines, and incorporating circles into my design. I wanted this typeface to have a friendly feel and to reflect the theme of the community through the idea of connection.