The Cubist

Hey guys, been a while since I’ve made an actual post on what I’ve been up to on my course so I shall fill you guys in an update. Over the past few weeks I’ve been working on creating a new typeface mainly using Adobe Illustrator and Indesign to do graphic explorations. I must admit it was a bit of a challenge since it was the first time I’ve tried to create a new typeface on illustrator – to say the least I was clueless. I haven’t got much experience in typography and all the in depth knowledge about text/font.

The first few lessons I mainly experimented with shapes and how I could manipulate these shapes to make a typeface. I tried using already existing fonts to manipulate with but I found that quite passive and what most people do. Therefore I decided to completely make a font from scratch as you can imagine it was a bad idea for a beginner like me..

After hundreds of experiments with using geometric shapes and arrangements I finally decided to keep it simple and just used rectangles and squares. I was ver much inspired but the Cubism movement and tried to create something minimal/modernised version. Finally after hours, days staring at a computer screen I made these graphic explorations using my own typeface. It was a difficult task but I feel as thought I’m satisfied with the outcome I’ve produced in the three days I had.

 

 

explorations

 

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Layering images and type

 

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Exploration with scale of the font and colour

 

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The typeface could be interpreted as a blueprint, so I tried to brand a building company. 

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