Published: 27th October, 2015
Last edited: 3rd November, 2015
Created: 26th October, 2015
Congealed is a typeface based around the theme Fluid. I took inspiration from the movement of fluid and based my research on fluid dynamics. After completing experiments looking into how different liquids dispersed within water, I used the forms from images captured to influence the characters; thus Congealed was born. Transferring my original letters onto Fontstruct created broken curves, which is why Congealed was a fitting title for the typeface (congeal: verb – to become semi-solid). The variation of the weight makes this font legible and I feel that because of this, each character is unique yet complimentary of one another.
A re-design of Congealed. I based this design on the experiments I conducted on how the movement of various fluids differed on paper. I liked the Congealed typeface I created which is why I continued with this as the basis of each letter - I added in the viscosity by showing drips of various length. I feel that this gives the font an overall more interesting look and links directly to the theme fluid, which was the starting point of my project.