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Designing a typeface with the tools of production in mind | DesignNotes by Michael Surtees

Designing a typeface with the tools of production in mind

Letters

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I found a really interesting post via Uppercase Journal about a student that designed a typeface with the tools of production in mind. The final letters were going to be created on a CNC machine. As the image above shows, the drill couldn’t make perfect corners. It’s a nice post describing the Intercut process at www.nicksherman.com/design/Intercut/

Typewritter Illustrations

While floating around Uppercase Journal I saw this great idea. Illustration through typewriter. Read more about it at Typewriter Illustrations and some flickr pics HERE.

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  • http://www.joeyroth.com/ Joey

    About time you 2D people got a taste of what it’s like to be a REAL designer 🙂

  • http://serialconsign.com Greg J. Smith

    LOL at Joey.

    Thank you Michael. I needed that typewriter image in my life.. I am now complete.

  • http://charliegower.typepad.com/ Charlie Gower

    That’s pretty damn nice…

  • http://www.weatherpattern.com Ray

    I love manual typewriters. They are definitely ready for a comeback.
    Typewriter art is a nice analog version of ascii art, which I also love:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASCII_art

  • caren litherland

    Cf. e.g., Bell Centennial with its built-in ink traps.

    http://www.nicksherman.com/articles/bellCentenn