As a first year graphic design student at UWE this is my first attempt at creating a typeface on Fontstruct based around the theme of ‘hope’. Looking at this theme I explored the words; dream, desires and wishing leading me to the classic phrase, ‘when you wish upon a star’ and have therefore, based my typeface on stars. Through research, I looked at the patterns and layouts of star constellations to find that they are only made up of straight lines and circles, which is why I have formed a simple lettering using only these two basic forms, incorporating the concept of star constellations.
Inspired by the starting point 'elegant' , this font was developed looking at the structure of constellations, and how a number of different points can be interpreted into images. The fine, interconnected lines of the typeface reflect the delicate and subtle connotations of the word 'elegant', and it is designed to be used as a display face. the name 'Cassiopeia' is taken from an existing constellation, initially listed in the 2nd century.