I'm a Christian, a designer, and a gadget fan who lives in Cheltenham, UK.

This is my blog, a creative outlet to mess around and play with as well as a place that logs my thoughts and inspirations.

From Moleskine to Market: Type Creation

Kris Sow­ers­by from I Love Typog­ra­phy doc­u­ments his design process for a new type­face.

He tells us how he begins, what he does and I found it a thor­ough­ly fas­ci­nat­ing read which answered a few ques­tion I’ve recent­ly thought about (maybe I’m a bud­ding type design­er!?!).

I found this quote par­tic­u­lar­ly per­ti­nent and real­ly think what it speaks of should be con­sid­ered and remem­bered by all graph­ic design­ers, not just those who cre­ate tyep­faces.

In terms of let­ter­forms, you can’t have the black with­out the white. It is the ten­sion and con­trast of the ‘foreground’ and ‘background’ that gives us the let­ter, the word, the sen­tence, the para­graph and ulti­mate­ly the under­stand­ing of what the author has writ­ten.