Friday, 14 October 2011

Alphabet Soup Typeface Imagery Research.

After deciding to follow the idea of using a compass for my main inspiration I started gathering imagery together to base my designs on...

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First of all I looked at old style illustrations like these. I think they are very attractive aesthetically and I love the use of repeat pattern and shape. I also think the level of information they convey is impressive. Although I really like them I think they could be difficult to re-create into a type face as the detail would not work on a small, condensed scale. Because of this I then moved on to look at simplified interpretations...

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Although these designs are less decorative than the others I think they will be easier to replicate into my typeface. I like the symmetrical look and the equality of the design.

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