Type Development

TYPE DEVELOPMENT – DRAFT

I have been interested in type development since early in my undergrad studies under Marcus Melton, who introduced me to Fontographer in the late 90s. I made a few clunky fonts back then, both of which have been lost to digital history. If I recall correctly, one was an attempt at a Russian Constructivist typeface, and the other was a grungy, splattery face created with a set of alphabet sponges dipped in India ink. 
I loved the idea that with relatively simple technology, I could create my own typefaces. But, over time my attention was diverted to drawing and painting and printmaking and screenprinting, so type development took a bit of a backseat. However, I’ve now discovered a new type development app called Glyphs, and I’m blown away by it’s ease of use. It may not have all of the features of Fontographer (at least not Glyphs Mini, which I’m using), but it’s also not as clunky or expensive as Fontographer. 
At any rate, regardless of the technology, I love drawing letters, and systems of letters. I’m posting these examples here for you to look at, but also to download and use as you will. I only ask that you let me know how you are using them, and send me an image or link where I can see it at work. 


Intercom

Intercom started out as a demonstration of modular typography for students at Rogers State University. It was originally created at the extremely fun site fontstruct.com.


Halftone Swatch

Intercom started out as a demonstration of modular typography for students at Rogers State University. It was originally created at the extremely fun site fontstruct.com.