After visiting the Katherine Small Gallery and choosing a book to base a systems-based project off of, I designed an experimental typeface and a corresponding type specimen.
The book I chose was Zeichen, Schrift + Ornament by Eugen Nerdinger, a multilingual design manual from 1960.
I focused my project on one section of the book that broke typefaces down into pieces, showing the shapes that make up letters.
I then edited these photos and imaged traced them to prepare a file to bring to a laser cutter.
I then had my classmates use the laser-cut pieces to build new letters.
Next, I scanned the letters and then brought those letters into RoboFont and created a typeface.
The last step was creating a type specimen to display my typeface, as well as the scans of the letters my classmates built.
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