Arachnid – Typeface Design
Ordinary Type Foundry
Concept/Purpose of the Work:
After seeing a spider run, I wondered what a typeface that captured that energetic motion would look like. This lead me delving into the world of typeface design. After multiple rounds of drawing and redrawing, I feel that I finally have captured and distilled that feeling into a typeface that is old, new, sharp and smooth. The Roman style emulates how a spider looks while the Italic emulates how a spider moves.
Results of the Work:
By working on this project, I slowly transitioned from a graphic designer who used typefaces into a type designer that does graphic design. This undertaking completely changed my career direction and has helped me meet interesting designers all over the world. It also has helped me understand and appreciate type designers and their craft even more.
How the Work Was Delivered to the Masses:
This the first time the "masses" will see my work apart from other type designers! A typeface specimen was created for the public to understand my thought process as well as see the typeface in action.
David Jonathan Ross, Nicole Dotin, Sol Matas, Vincent Chan, Christian Schwartz, Mark Simonson: Typeface Reviewers