After graduating, like many, I felt elated and excited for the next chapter but I also had the burning question of what do I do now? I was no longer in the routine and structure of education which left me with the desire for a creative challenge, so I decided to set myself a brief. ‘24hr type’ documents four experimental typefaces created from scratch within a 24 hour period. Although the project was constrictive in its time limit, it was also completely liberating and allowed me to be playful with my process. The typefaces took inspiration from the things I saw and experienced around me, whether that be an article in the newspaper which highlighted the oil spills in the gulf of Mexico (‘Spillage Typeface’) or the shape of the windows on a passing building (‘Acute Typeface’). The project became a great creative outlet that gave me the freedom and confidence to play around with and develop my passion for typography.
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