36 Days of Type 2020
For this year’s 36 Days of Type, I set out to make a ‘working’ typeface with the eventual collection of experimental, abstract, weird and mismatched letters. Just like 2018 and 2019, I loved the process. I loved finding the time each day to sketch as many ideas as I could think of before choosing one or two to design in Illustrator and asking my partner if she thought it was cool enough.
It was an interesting experience to add one letter to a typeface each day. Where consistency is usually key when designing a typeface, the only thoughts of consistency came when I was trying to make sure each letter felt as random and jarring as the others. And the only real consistency came accidentally – designing for Instagram naturally pushed me into creating letters that fitted well inside a square.
I’d like to thank 36 Days of Type for putting this event on again and providing me with a constant reminder that time is passing and the days are different during this global crisis. Now I guess I’m going to have to find something else to help me keep my mind off COVID-19.
Maybe another typeface. Maybe Netflix. Maybe going for a run while listening to Harry Potter audiobooks.