Published: 27th October, 2014
Last edited: 7th November, 2014
Created: 6th October, 2014
This is the font I created as a graphic design student at UWE, it is based on the themes messy and disintegrate.
The letterforms are based on Federico Landini's font Excellens but with something more.
The idea behind this font was to recreate Excellens font but in a new and more disintegrated way.
To create it I first rebuilt the basic letterforms on fonstruct, which I then started dismantling different size triangular sections, but still keeping the letters legible. I then also added the triangular sections next to the letters in order to create a sense of disintegration and movement.
The font is designed to be used selectively and not for large pieces of text.
Published: 4th November, 2013
Last edited: 3rd December, 2013
Created: 1st November, 2013
A punk in a suit: the initial inspiration for this font came from the theme 'loud'. My thought process was that actions speak louder than words, and the Punk movement in the ‘70s helped people through a lot of social and economic unrest; punk communicates effectively. Consequently, I approached creating a typeface with the DIY mentality of punk. I observed the approach of Jamie Reid, the zine culture and various band posters to identify with the distinctive cut and paste style. I then considered how this could be used to communicate with more than one audience at once while retaining the punk aesthetic. This led me to create a typeface which is conflicted between serif and sans-serif; it features jerky counters contrasting with chipped bowls; it’s a font designed to appear cut up and pasted back together in line with the traditional ethics of DIY punk. "Fonts are the clothes that words wear" - Tobias Frere-JonesThis is a clone