Published: 25th October, 2011
Last edited: 4th December, 2011
Created: 22nd October, 2011
The font Flomotion is the outcome to my first semester at UWE, studying Graphic Design. The task was to create a full typeface on the font building website, fontstruct.com. The final design had to relate to a chosen theme, my chosen theme for this project was Motion in which I pursued the subject of optical illusions. I liked the idea of trying to create a false sense of movement with a font, taking inspiration from existing optical illusions with the same effect. This then led me to look at the 'Op' art movement of the 1960's, in particular the extensive work of Bridget Riley. Her use of black and white line giving the illusion of depth had a big influence on my work and I think my final design reflects this.
Published: 5th November, 2010
Last edited: 5th November, 2010
Created: 15th October, 2010
For my first fontstruct I started with the word Chaos and worked with the idea of pattern or 'anti-pattern'
I looked at artists like Bridget Riley and Josef Muller-Brockman and how I could interpret their kind of work but in a fractured way. I worked with collage before transferring my ideas on to font struct. It is work in progress as I am not happy with it at its current state but am stuck for ideas; every time I alter it it looks worse.
Suggestions and ideas are very much appreciated.