This project, done for Visual Communication Design 2: Typography, serves to create a unique alphabet that holds together as a system and demonstrates understanding of type anatomy.
I decided to create an alphabet based on the aesthetic of Russian abstract artist Wassily Kandinsky. Kandinsky has a very recognizable style that is classified by linework, a large color pallette, and geometric shapes, particularly circles, triangles, and rectangles.
I approached the creation of the alphabet very systematically. Instead of taking on each letter on its own, I decided to create all 26 characters at the same time, building layers of complexity. Here you will find my process in creating the alphabet. In the end, I was able to create a system that looked very cohesive, yet at the same time was made up of complex and unique letters.