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06

Jun

DRUGS, it’s a Typeface!

No.1895A: DESIGN. INTERACTIVE. TYPOGRAPHY.

DAY

06 th

MONTH

Jun

YEAR

2017

No.1895


challenge

As an exploration in type design, I sought to create a font that was based on money. The overall objective was to achieve a gritty aesthetic that felt congruent to the nature of the drug culture.

role

Type Designer, Web Designer

client

Self-Initiated

Typography
The experimental, display-face presented challenges like the ratio of the cap-height to width being dependent on the American dollar.

Building the typeface involved physically composing the individual characters.


Process

Overall, it was a fun experiment. Photographing the type design and converting it to a digital font was a long process, but a rewarding one.