This font was based upon the theme of starvation, deriving from the topic of malnourishment. I looked at waste and used/ empty rubbish, in particular food packaging, that I felt represented the fragility of starved beings. Looking at stretched and warped plastic, such as that of empty crisp packets, gave eerie imagery that looked unnatural and like bare skin stretched across bone. I looked creased and stretched materials to extract each letter and manipulate it through fontstruct.
For our font project I chose the theme unstable as this word interested me the most. From taking images of cracked surfaces around Bristol I decided that I would focus on this as my theme looking at unstable surfaces as found this an interesting topic to focus on. From my photography I created drawings of cracked paint work and then from these I used the crack drawings to create the shapes of my font creating the letters themselves. I feel my font is very unique and original.
Published: 4th November, 2014
Last edited: 10th November, 2014
Created: 4th November, 2014
My typeface is based on the theme of disintegration. My starting point came from my interpretation of the word disintegrate; I immediately thought of 'burn'. After this I carried out some experiments by burning paper which led me to focus on the fragility of the charred edges. This made me want to create a delicate typeface with subtle shading; I found that I was influenced by Baskerville and Bistream Vera. My final typeface is designed to look like burnt paper. It is expressive and could only be used as title text rather than body text.