COLONIAL BASTARD RHODES
The Colonial Bastard Rhodes typeface is a post-colonial critique of both Cecil John Rhodes and the impact of Colonialism in
South Africa. The typeface is based on identifying certain key characteristics of fonts and typography used during the Colonial Era. Taking the exaggerated serif and vertical stress of the typefaces as a starting point, the Colonial Bastard Rhodes typeface was born. An easily legible, post-modern heading font.
Colonial Bastards (Cecil John Rhodes, H. M. Stanley, Otto Van Bismarck & David Livingstone)
Making the font
Using Fontographer 5, I was able to create each letter for the Colonial Bastard Rhodes Regular typeface. The screenshot shows the first stages of the font.
Loeries Awards 2014 / Student – Design Crafts: Typography / Finalist
Pendoring 2014 / Student Design Craft / Silver