I started Resto project on my Erasmus semester in 2017 at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, Graphic Design Department, Austria. The course was held by Elisabeth Kopf and it’s main focus was on Regina Rowland’s The 26 Life Principles, which is basically a guide for people how to use effectively nature’s adaptability called biomimicry in the everyday life.
After a comprehensive presentation about what does it really mean to follow these twenty-six principles, the students had to choose and apply one of them in the language of Graphic Design. My principle was this:
“Use multi–functional design. Meet multiple needs with one elegant solution.”
The purpose of my experiments was to reach a spectacular but simple solution on the field of typography. For this project I selected an already existing font to redesign. I started deleting the letters of this font so I could recycle the rest of them and replace the empty spaces somehow. I specified my work to not make any kind of a display font that is giving you a patchwork feeling, so I didn’t want to take apart the letters into more pieces. I also tried to avoid losing the elegance of the original font – just like the principle says – so I let the letters stay readable.
Resto is short for restore, but also means remainder and leftover in italian.