Hardbaq is a project for my final year graphic design studies. I first did not intend to create a typeface, having no experience creating typefaces and little knowledge about font-work, I only wanted to create a piece of custom text for another project. I released that maybe the letters I had already created could be moulded into a typeface, so hence i spent the next week learning the skills and software needed to convert my sketches into a font family.
I then went on to develop a second style, a much more decorative style with cut out lines, to recreate a wooden, solid look. The name Hardbaq relates to this sense of a solid structure, as the typeface has no curves. Each glyph is the same dimensions as the last which creates a unified appearance when used in a piece of design.
This font is now available to download free from FontM