Distressed is an uppercase font focusing on the theme destruction. Within this element I looked more specifically at mental health and how social media has an affect on our mental wellbeing. I created a cracked and distressed effect on each individual letter to visually express the pressure and insecurity we can experience from social media.
A typeface first inspired by the theme word destruction which lead me to think of climate change and desforestation. After looking at small pieces of bark that had been broken off in the process of tree clearing I focused more on the textures created by the wood. I contstructed a 3D word from this idea by building plaster casts of bark. The shapes and patterns here created the base for the structure of these letters. I wanted each letter to be made up of small pieces, representing the broken bark; a side product of deforestation. Along with all the smaller patterns inside to show the many different textures that are on the wood.
This typeface design is a edited version of Pharoan Ultra Bold as it was heavy and bold which gave me more to do with it, the theme of the type is destruction.
I wanted to merge both Deconstructivism and Glitch Art into my typeface. By finalizing my idea I looked at how letters could be morphed by being pulled and pushed, what would it look like if the letter was to be dropped what shapes it could form - instead of taking parts away from it.
My first typeface as part of my Graphic Design Project, my theme was Destruction, where I then considered digital glitch artThis is a clone
This typeface is based on the word 'Unstable'. It is based around Syrian Refugees and the instability they experience at home and once they reach Europe. It is meant to convey the idea of identity loss. Each boarder cross takes them further away from home to new places where they are often treated like cattle - herded into unsanitary camps and branded as an outsider. With refugees often having to make an average of 6 boarder crosses before reaching safety each diagonal cut represents a new boarder. However the letters begin to crumble as the feeling of self-importance and identity is often lost once in Europe. This typeface aims to spread awareness of this tremendous struggle in the hope that it will enable people to welcome Refugees into their societies the way you would hope to be if the same catastrophe happened to you.
**This font is still a work in progress**
Smash Me Again is inspired by broken glass. I traced around an image of broken glass molded in to a word and used is as my basis to create this font. It might not look exactly like broken glass, however, that was only the inspiration.
This font was created for and as part of my UWE graphic design course, this is my first font which is why it has several flaws, and is far from perfect. Feedback would be appriciated. Thanks!
- Jacob Webb.
A typeface created to look like pills, influenced by addiction and self-destructive behaviour. I started making my typeface out of metal bottle caps, progressing past looking solely at alcohol as an addictive substance and moving into researching pills and drugs, resulting in this final design. As this font is quite large in circumference, it would be better suited for use as a title or headline font, or even for a logo, rather than body text.
This Fractured font is inspired by the breaking of materials and what is left behind after the destruction as the letter forms begin to morph as the key aspects move away from there original space.
This font uses the idea of destruction to break up the individual letters. The effect of the destruction comes from a bullet going through each of the letters and not stopping, which is why the line is at the same level for each letter. The line is clean to show the speed in which the bullet would be travelling.