Software Used: Adobe Illustrator & Adobe Photoshop
About the Project
The goal of this project was to create a typeface of our own using Adobe Illustrator. I've always enjoyed designs that have linear elements to them. I knew I wanted to create a display font as it would be the kind of font to be able to see all of the detail that would go into the typeface.
Sketches / Thought Process
I knew I wanted to have some kind of linework within my font. I was immediately thinking of a display font that gave off the illusion of pulsing/vibrating. I started out with sketches to get more of an idea of what I wanted to do. I sketched out both the uppercase and lowercase versions of the alphabet in my font and also the numbers 0-9. Once I was happy with the sketches, I would move on to Adobe Illustrator to start digitalizing my font and bringing it to life.
This is a screenshot of the guides I used when creating my entire font in Adobe Illustrator. I wanted to have two different line weights for the accent details to add a bit of variation and make the font more unique from the rest. I wanted to have enough space between the letter or number and the lines for people to be able to see the detail more easily without making the lines seem disconnected/randomly placed within the letter or number. You can see the slight difference from the sketches to the digital version as I felt having too many accent lines could take away from the font.
Below are some mockups of the type specimen for the uppercase and lowercase versions of the alphabet. Also included are the numbers 0-9 and a poster of the name of the font, Good Vibrations. I decided on the name Good Vibrations as it felt appropriate with the design of the font as well as having a friendly name to make people want to check it out more/see what it's about.