Project 1 Reflection

What did you learn? Throughout the process of building a brand-new, original typeface, I learned that fonts are not easy to create. Understanding the rules a font must abide by, namely a set cap height, x-height, ascender line, descender line, etc., there are a lot of things one must keep in mind when building a… Continue reading Project 1 Reflection

Group Typehunt

The first font captured in Forest Lawn was quite a remarkable example of blackletter. The first letter, the “T” in Timerman is probably the most obvious indication that this font is blackletter. Similarly, each letter has very defined edges and points that are essential elements in a blackletter font. This next font is an example… Continue reading Group Typehunt

Lab 2 Typehunt

For my second Typehunt, I chose to feature the label on San Pellegrino sparkling water. I honestly do not know why this font has such an appeal to me, but if I had to guess, I’d say this font is personal. For me, it is evocative of my childhood and spending time at my grandparents’… Continue reading Lab 2 Typehunt

Lab 1 Typehunt

The first font style that really caught my eye was the above picture of the “Allen Burger Venture” restaurant, hand-written on a chalkboard sidewalk sign. The appeal for this style comes from its extravagant and elegant cursive writing. It’s clear that the artist who drew this had a still hand and was attentive to very… Continue reading Lab 1 Typehunt