June 24, 2011

Type@Cooper - Latin Majuscules

My first task at Type@Cooper was to understand the structure of Latin majuscules.
In order to understand how they were constructed I traced the skeleton of each letter form from an inscription made on a bronze tablet from the end of the second century BC. While tracing these shapes it was important to try and capture the individual characteristics and proportions of each form.
The challenge was to try to avoid the natural urge to formalise the shapes and make them what I think they should be rather than how they were constructed on the bronze tablet.