Published: 13th January, 2009
Last edited: 22nd January, 2009
Created: 13th January, 2009
This typeface is for my typography project to design my own typeface. It is vaguely geometric; every stroke that would normally be curved has a curved edge to it, and every straight edge uses a flat block or a sharp end. All straight strokes begin with a flat block and end with a point, and all curved strokes begin with a block and in with a curved flourish.
The name "Butterknife" was inspired by a group we made in class by grouping together people with similar faces. Ours became the group Buttered Toast. My partner's typeface was reminiscent of retro type and she titled it Toaster. Likewise, I realized the shape of my characters were slightly knife-esque. Thus the Butterknife typeface was born.