Thursday, February 19, 2009
↑ This is the final design.
↑ These are elements of the process.
First, I tried sketching out fancy letters (fig. a). That proved to be much harder than I thought. All my letters were looking really cartoony, and the composition was not unified. So I dug through my pile of photocopied typefaces and found one (fig. b) that seemed to possess the archaic qualities of the language. After making a typographic composition that worked, I thought: why not combine it with some images (fig. c & d)? Both were ambiguous enough to be this blowsy doxy character. One seemed to relate more to the type, and so i was done. (Thunderous applause…)