26.05.15 — Design

My First Typeface

Now that the brief submission deadlines at uni are over it’s the most dreaded period of the year — deadline season. In between the stress of preparing for exams, however, I somehow found the time to put finish off a project I’ve been working on for a few weeks, constructing a hand-drawn typeface from memory.

A type sample from the my typeface

As mentioned, I drew this wholly from memory, and without any reference typefaces or templates, and so decided to name it simply Memory. The process began as I sketched each glyph in white pen on black card, before adding the inline highlights, and then beginning the lengthy process of digitising and kerning (spacing) the fonts.

The original sketch

I have released the typeface as a pair of two fonts, one with the highlights (inline) and one without (solid). You can find the Memory typeface for download on my Behance portfolio here, or via this direct link. Please be sure to hit ‘appreciate’!

An example of how it could be used

In other news, I have also been busy updating my website’s portfolio section, with my latest university brief set by D&AD & Pantone to ‘rebrand my hometown’ now live for your viewing pleasure. I will be updating my Behance and portfolio with more very soon! Until then…