August 5, 2011

Type@Cooper - Major Project, Lena

My major project at Type@Cooper was to design a serif typeface.
I was interested in designing a slab serif so I started out exploring some design ideas using the edged pen. I liked the contrast in the stroke the pen created when moving from a vertical stroke to a horizontal stroke while drawing the 'n'. The design of the 'n' really influenced the design of the entire typeface.
Below are snapshots of the different stages in my process.

1. Rough sketches using edged pen

 2. My control characters
3. Dummy text set using control characters

5. Lena set in mixed case and uppercase

6. Lena set 9/11