The industrial revolution gave rise to mass manufacturing; whereby machinery replaced humans, and production snowballed. Textiles were being produced at a rapid speed and in vast quantity, and it was also a pivotal time for print - with the fist linotype machine being invented at around 1883. Mechanised printing meant that newspapers' expansion paralleled the rising population. 'Strength' is a typeface inspired by the widespread industrialisation. The sans serif and square letterforms are a reference to the vast number of red brick factories being erected - the square shape of the font mirroring the literal building blocks.
My first digitally rendered typeface that focused around the theme of energy and its synonyms. I wanted to explore a typeface that would create the illusion of movement without using decorative elements such as gradients, serifs or superfluous details.
The minimalistic approach was inspired by typefaces designed by Paul Rand and the concept was inspired by 'sans forgetica'This is a clone
Jazeco is a modern take on Art Deco and 1920's Jazz age styled lettering. The styling was inspired by the theme of ‘Elegance’ and I have captured a new variant of the meaning with the specific style I have produced. With bold and rounded elements from the 1920’s Jazz period along with the thick spines and curvature from the Art Deco era, it’s capturing the specific beauty and ornaments that make these iconic styles so well known, into one font.
Inspired by George Orwell's '1984', the Dystematic font largely revolves around the concepts of societal collapse and dystopia. The hybrid of the words 'dystopia' and 'systematic' hint at the notion of overcivilisation leading to systemic collapse. The imagery within the type suggest broken buildings with revealed scaffolding/foundations which was inspired by concept art pieces of post-apocalyptic societies. The subject of systematic futility can be largely relative to the political and socioeconomic polarity we are currently seeing in the UK and the US.
My first drawings of these letters were from freeze frames of martial arts films. I explored the idea of a human body posed, ready to fight an opponent, essentially becoming 'dangerous' letters - this was the key word I chose. These were then refined using the FontStruct userface into this blocky style and incoparating elements from Roman capitals.
This font is based of the theme 'gregarious'. For this I looked into coral reefs and sea anemone, then developed ideas through print making with acrylic paint and sponges. The type face is inspired by the flowing nature of the sea anemone and how some sea creatures/ plants grow upwards towards the sun. Eventually the type began to look more like flames/ smoke than a plant, which I decided to focus on instead. This shows how a project can completely change from the initial idea and just how it is important to always develop further taking into account others opinions and thoughts.
This character set is inspired by the ironwork of balcony railings on Clifton's Victorian buildings. Based on the theme "elegant", I intended to capture the "elegance" portrayed by these ornate artworks, and so the internal patterns are based on actual pattern works from the iron railings. I felt that a set of capitals best captured the almost boastful and eye-catching nature of the railings.
A font which can be used to add a handrawn effect. The font evolved from me intially using toothpaste to create an alphabet and finding it effective , My aim was to try and recreate similair characteristics within my font. The tootpaste flicked off at the ends and collected in certain areas which created a really intersting typographical style. The lines are wobbly and unique on each letter as I wanted the font to have movement, energy and a bounce.