The word 'Messy' led me to consider my personal habits, especially my hair. Through exploring my own photography of hair arranged to form basic letter structures, I considered texture, shape and tone. Further research and discussion introduced a resmblance with 'Black Letter' type ie. thickness in line. Therefore, I combine hair aspects with the traditional typeface. I believe my creation successfully modified the well known font by introducing more complex curves while still acknowledging the original theme.
This font was created from experimentation with fur and inspired by how it can flow so freely. It took many different routes and ended up evoking an oriental theme based on spectacular treasures discovered in the Han royal tombs in China. These treasures are displayed in an exhibition named 'The Search for Immortality' and holds free flowing dragon forms that are made from solid jade stone. I chose to reflect the way thick hair flows into my design that creates distinguishable letterforms, both unique and complimentary of one another.