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

Day 1:

Yeah, just been looking at Avenir all day so this was the first thing that splurged out of my brain box. Quite like it. Interested to see what tomorrow brings. Going hand rendered. T