This typeface is based on the hand-painted names seen on the side of canal boats. The inconsistent, grainy texture of each letter is meant to represent the irregularities in using paint, for example the general wear and tear from the elements like chipped or peeling edges. This was my approach to the idea of “analogue” and a brief set to explore what that means. To me, in the context of the brief, analogue could be defined as possessing a nostalgic or "old school" quality- something replicated in an unauthentic manner in order to create a look-alike imitation of a time gone by. I focused on the old method of transport in Bristol: boats.
Published: 14th October, 2010
Last edited: 12th October, 2010
Created: 14th August, 2010
Another one that didn't make the grade for the Handmade Comp.
Inspired by old fashioned enamel and cast iron signage, where the screw holes are embedded with the font.
I decided to move the screw holes to the edge to create a more unique look.This is a clone