The theme for my typeface is rebirth, specifically within nature. Upon research I found myself really interested in natures patterns formed through rebirth, be it shown through roots or a plant shooting out into light. I wanted to recreate an abstract version of this through my typeface, to give the illusion of growth.
This typeface has stemmed from the word ‘unstable’. The adjective mainly holds negative connotations, which is why I explored the dynamic impact of cracks in pavements and how they are unpredictable and disruptive. I also focussed on how the cracks appear as roots when experimenting with font. This brings a more positive light to ‘unstable’, combining both man-made cracks and natural roots to create a font resembling root heave.
First there is a flourish, in which the beauty of progression is materialised through growth. Followed by distortion and an imminent spoil - I was inspired by this cyclic process.
Angles cant quite define this typeface, so 'Spoiler' as a decorative font chooses to ignore certain standardisation rules; each letter tries to recoil back into what came before.
The lettering, as I discovered through paper manipulation and layering, works organically off screen, for collage and mixed media poster design.