Posts Tagged ‘Type’

the next typeface.

November 30, 2013

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I am going out today to begin the first stages of creating my next typeface. It’s based on some old inlaid enamel lettering that can be found in only a few remaining underground CTA stations. I originally fell in love with the typeface after seeing the ampersand over and over as I made my way downtown. Sadly the example above is no longer on the wall. The CTA decided that covering up the classic type with a big ugly Helvetica sign is better than restoring it to it’s former glory. That’s a dumb idea in my book and I want to get a font made before it’s too late.

NextType2

Anyway, with some luck I will be able to get about 3/4 of the letters that I want today. I am just going to ride to each station that is underground and check it all out. I need a get a bunch of photos to be able to properly recreate this thing and I figured today is as good a day as any to go do it.

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Look for updates soon.

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January 18, 2012

Been pushing some type and illustration skills in Illustrator lately. Trying some things. Hopefully I’ll get around to making more of these things. Maybe some detailed/ornate versions. Maybe…