For my chosen theme Community (specifically biological community)
I decided to work with a worm/snake shape. Trying to figure out the final letter shapes during the creative process I got inspired by the snake game I'm sure everyone played on their old Nokia including me.
I observed the snake's movements in the game and created a typeface based on that. I would characterize my typeface as a simple combination of retro and modern at the same time.
Created by Nicole Rybáková as a first-year graphic design student at UWE Bristol Uni.
My first typeface was inspired by the theme “gang community”. A large element of my research was the analysis of the most commonly forged bank notes. This typeface is the development of the contrasting typography that feature on notes. One type of typography is clear and concise, and the opposite typography is increasingly complex and hard to read to the naked eye. This is to make it extremely hard for criminals to counterfeit.
Working under the theme of 'Rebirth', I have focused my first font on the idea of post-war architecture, or otherwise commonly known as modernist/brutalist architecture. Buildings constructed following the Second World War were built using new technologies of construction. These types of designs were known for their use of modern materials such as concrete and steel as well as their interesting geometrical forms. I was heavily influenced by the architecture featured in Owen Hopkins' book 'Lost Futures' which looks at the disappearing architecture of post-war Britain and how changing external contexts played a role in the subsequent destruction of these buildings.
Kintsugi is the Japanese art of putting broken pottery back together by sealing the cracks with gold - built on the idea that embracing flaws and imperfections, you can create an even stronger, more beautiful piece of art, this is idea is also a metaphor for self growth 'rebirth'. The typeface is designed to replicate the cracks in kintsugi ceramics. I wanted to create a bold font to suggest strength and how imperfections and flaws can make people stronger and even the strongest of people go through hardship.
This san serif font is inspired by the concept of ‘Community’. I explored the idea of unhealthy, anti-communities and real life examples of them, which lead me to Hollywood. Hollywood, beneath all the glamour, proves to often be a toxic community, considering the examples of misogyny, racism and sexual abuse that has taken place within the community. I wanted to recreate the iconic Hollywood sign and modify it to have cracks appearing, representing the real-life cracks appearing in Hollywood’s community. These cracks will represent examples such as Harvey Weinstein and the #MeToo movement.
This design was inspired by futuristic/space letters.
The round letters have a smooth outter edge while the inside still has it's sharp corners. The bits missing in the letters give it a separation and playful look.
This is a font inspired by the word 'systematic'. My main influence when creating this font was archiecture and the form of buildings. I focused strongly on lines and the grid system as I felt this really fit the theme of 'systematic' and archiecture as both remind me of acting according to a fixed plan or system; methodical.This is a clone
Inspired by fountain-based architecture, I've created my first fontstruction for the start of my UWE Graphic Design course. For this, I poured water onto different surfaces/objects with varying shapes to capture the cascading effect as reference images. Originally, I was first inspired by watercolour strokes to make a gradient effect, which developed into the idea of water fountains used in contemporary architecture.
Kowloon Condensed is based of of the word Lurid. After breaking down the word and it's different possible meanings, I decided to try to create something that is not only exaggeratory, but also creepy in appearence. After looking into the idea of a creepy font, I came across an article on the Kolwoon Walled City, in China. This city was a very condenced hgih rise place which was abundant with crime, and was the stomping ground for the Triads in China for many years. The concept of this grimy and clostrafobic place teeming with crime is what led to the creation of Kowloon Condenced. The hgh rise appearence and cluttered detailed little houses is quite uncomfortable to look at, or even possibly put the viewer on edge, which i think easily relates back to my theme word of 'lurid.'
This font explores the theme of anger. I took inspiration from heavy metal/rock album covers and tried to recreate the same irregular/jarring lettering they do. To do this I painted letters quickly on varying sizes of paper and translated this onto fontstruct to get a rough/rushed look.
Chic Cintu is a bold, with opened gaps between each letter form, and ribboned font. Cintu is a spanish word for ribbon.
My first fonstruction is based around the theme of malnutrition, but focuses on lesser acknowledged end of the spectrum, over-nutrition. I took inspiration from nature of skin and fat on overweight or obese bodies, putting emphasis on the folds and bulges you might typically see on the skin of a larger frame.
I developed this typeface in response to the theme of 'dangerous', my inspiration was barbed wire and fencing. I associate dangerous with restricted areas and confinement so I felt that creating a typeface reflecting wires and sharp points would accurately represent my theme. The straight, angular lines are similar to metal bars and so I believe give the feeling of a prison.
I based this typeface off the theme of introversion, and so went about creating a font that worked from the idea of the unseen, less obvious shadows of the letterforms, using arrows and angles to continue the theme of what is internal and not what the eye sees immediately.
This typeface was inspired by Indonesian food called 'Sate Kelopo'. In the corner of the stem there is a serif to show the ' serundeng' or called coconut from 'Sate Kelopo'. Between the stem and the stroke there is a gap to show that in each stick of the satay , there are 4-5 meats which stabbed one by one. And in every meats there is a little gap in it that show a gap between the stem and stroke.