In my first year of studies in VisualCommunication we were required to design a typeface. My response to this brief was Professor Whiskers, a name chosen for both its sophistication and playfulness. I drew influences from Early Advertising Typography, intending to revive this old style of American Woodtype, and combine it with a sense of modernity, thus allowing it to retain its own classical poise.
Inspired initially by a deck of old playing cards, the idea developed into addressing a larger conceptual body. I decided to research Texan fonts, Casino fonts and Carnival fonts, with all these having their own subtle influences, whether it be the quirkiness of certain features or the rigidness of basic structural components.