During my stay at the Trier College of Design I played around with Fontographer’s »Blend Fonts«-feature, which led to a few experimental fonts – including Sadness. I combined a broad range of styles and concepts with often quite odd and funny results.
Since the basic elements derived from so different fonts without any similarities, the concluding shapes first turned out to be rather fragmentary. From these fragments I chose the most characteristic elements and built a whole new font. Sadness, for example, is a completely redesigned version of such a process. It is put together – or better: »morphed« – with slab serif and gothic lettershapes, with a certain odd aesthetic.