Inspired by fountain-based architecture, I've created my first fontstruction for the start of my UWE Graphic Design course. For this, I poured water onto different surfaces/objects with varying shapes to capture the cascading effect as reference images. Originally, I was first inspired by watercolour strokes to make a gradient effect, which developed into the idea of water fountains used in contemporary architecture.
Kowloon Condensed is based of of the word Lurid. After breaking down the word and it's different possible meanings, I decided to try to create something that is not only exaggeratory, but also creepy in appearence. After looking into the idea of a creepy font, I came across an article on the Kolwoon Walled City, in China. This city was a very condenced hgih rise place which was abundant with crime, and was the stomping ground for the Triads in China for many years. The concept of this grimy and clostrafobic place teeming with crime is what led to the creation of Kowloon Condenced. The hgh rise appearence and cluttered detailed little houses is quite uncomfortable to look at, or even possibly put the viewer on edge, which i think easily relates back to my theme word of 'lurid.'
This font explores the theme of anger. I took inspiration from heavy metal/rock album covers and tried to recreate the same irregular/jarring lettering they do. To do this I painted letters quickly on varying sizes of paper and translated this onto fontstruct to get a rough/rushed look.
Chic Cintu is a bold, with opened gaps between each letter form, and ribboned font. Cintu is a spanish word for ribbon.
My first fonstruction is based around the theme of malnutrition, but focuses on lesser acknowledged end of the spectrum, over-nutrition. I took inspiration from nature of skin and fat on overweight or obese bodies, putting emphasis on the folds and bulges you might typically see on the skin of a larger frame.
I developed this typeface in response to the theme of 'dangerous', my inspiration was barbed wire and fencing. I associate dangerous with restricted areas and confinement so I felt that creating a typeface reflecting wires and sharp points would accurately represent my theme. The straight, angular lines are similar to metal bars and so I believe give the feeling of a prison.
I based this typeface off the theme of introversion, and so went about creating a font that worked from the idea of the unseen, less obvious shadows of the letterforms, using arrows and angles to continue the theme of what is internal and not what the eye sees immediately.
This typeface was inspired by Indonesian food called 'Sate Kelopo'. In the corner of the stem there is a serif to show the ' serundeng' or called coconut from 'Sate Kelopo'. Between the stem and the stroke there is a gap to show that in each stick of the satay , there are 4-5 meats which stabbed one by one. And in every meats there is a little gap in it that show a gap between the stem and stroke.
This font is not completed yet, and this font was made for school assigment. Please comment and vote. Thank you.
Hi! this typeface is made for my Typography final assignment. This typeface is inspired by one of Surabaya's most authentic food, which is sate kelapa/sate klopo/coconut satay(?)
The "curvy thing" at the end of every letter is inspired by the tail from one of Surabaya's most famous legend and mascot which is suro/sura/a shark precisely.
Feel free to give a comment/feedback. I'll really apreciate it :D
Thanks a bunch!
Black Duck is a typeface that is inspired from modern-blackletter typeface and duck characteristics combined. Duck meat's crispiness and strong taste, and the duck figure itself are the main characters inserted in the making of this typeface. The slanted figure shows its timeless and versatile characteristics.