100 Days Project

Tim: “the foundation” of a typeface

Inspired by typographers Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones in the short film 'Font Men’, I will be having a crack at designing the uppercase characters ‘O’, ‘H’ and ‘D’ once a day for 100 days. Hoefler and Frere-Jones describe these 3 characters as "the foundation" of a typeface, with decisions made on these letters leading the way to shape the entire font. I will be limiting myself to between 10 and 30 minutes per day on the concept and design of these characters but if time and inclination allow I may do a few more.

You can view the short film 'font men' here: http://vimeo.com/88318922

I will also be posting project progress and other random stuff here: https://twitter.com/teaisforTim