TYPEFACE CONCEPT & DESIGN
Develop a concept for a typeface or type family of your creation. The single restriction is that it must be a full typeface using every character that FontStruct offers. (See above character set)
- Begin your concepts on grid paper; use a larger drawing tool if necessary.
- Translate your refined sketches to FontStruct.
- Refine, embellish and alter letterforms strokes, blocks/units.
- Create a full character set:
- A–Z [UPPERCASE]
- a–z [lowercase]
- and a full punctuation set
- Examine the potential of:
- Brush strokes
- Half-tones or bit-maps
- Modular Letterform using a limited set of repeated design elements
- Create a typeface and/or type family
- Examine both UPPER and lowercase character sets
- Consider how you may use the typeface in the future
- Examine the potential audience and how they may use, or abuse it.
- Make your typeface an expression of you and your personal design sensibilities
- Digital Typeface/Family
- JPEG file used as example file FontStruct.
- Expansive and inclusive typeface promotional piece; utilizing the full demo text sampling provided. (PDF Files)
- Exhibition Materials (Date TBD)
- Exhibition Poster
- Exhibition Graphics
- Window Display
- Exhibition Catalog (specifics TBD)
- DTD Type Foundry Bog (?) Digital samples, downloads, link to FontStruct, designer bios.
| Samantha Abramczyk
| Mikala Dale
| Daniel Thiede
| Sean Rueter
| Katy Verbrugge
| Mitchell Pantzke
| Jay Miles
| Melissa Pfingsten
| Sara Koller
| Nate Mallow