Ugluholt (Owl Hill) is an illustrated typeface project built on the life at Ugluholt. The life at Ugluholt became my focus since it is my safe haven, a place where there is always peace and calm. It is the place where I feel best, the place where I pick up a pen and paper and start drawing or take a book, head of to some secluded place in the forest and start reading.
In the letters you can find the animals and plants that live at Ugluholt. Representing the letter A is auðnutittlingur (common redpull), býflugur and bláber (bees and blueberries) decorate the B, Corvus Corax (common raven) is in the C, dagstjarna (daystar flower) in the D and so on through the entire alphabet.
I started working on Ugluholt last fall in a typeface design course and decided to continue with the project in my final graduation project. Here
you can see the WIP.
The decision to present the letters as a book seemed fitting as reading books connects me strongly with the life on Ugluholt. Additionally this setup creates a connection to children's alphabet books, in which children learn the letters with the help of illustrations of familiar objects. At the same time it becomes a motivation to learn on,
through nature, wanting to understand a larger part of the world outside after having understood its varied local spectrum.
I printed a limited number of books. Only 10 numbered copies exist.
Here are a few pages from my book.
Hope you enjoy.