Tuesday, January 31, 2012

This font blows

I should probably explain... I have always dreamt of creating my own font so in order to gain some inspiration, I began capturing photos of everyday, man-made objects which resemble letters of the alphabet.

Once I had captured every letter I began tracing them in Illustrator using the pen tool. I then chose my favourite shape - a leaf blower in the form of a 'b' - and devised designs for all 26 letters of the alphabet based on this.

This was certainly a challenging task, but it was also extremely rewarding. I love finding beauty and hidden meaning within seemingly mundane inanimate objects, so it was a great to create such a unique type font from such an unexpected source.

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