Arkwright Typeface
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A bespoke typeface concept for use on the nameplate and signage of an iconic piece of architecture. The typeface Arkwright is based on the 1870s … Read More
A bespoke typeface concept for use on the nameplate and signage of an iconic piece of architecture. The typeface Arkwright is based on the 1870s Nottingham Trent building of the same name. The font references the building itself, using details of it’s shape, composition and construction as inspiration. Read Less
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The typeface Arkwright is based on the Nottingham Trent building of the same name. The Arkwright Building was built in the late 1870s in a Gothic revival style therefore my typeface design is based on Old Style typefaces which  were developed during the medieval period and therefore aesthetically reflect the Gothic architecture. The typeface takes a lot of inspiration directly from the features of the building such as the pointed arches which can be seen in the shape of the windows and doors. This aesthetic is prominent throughout the typeface as well as including a decorative inline which creates the impression of stone carving. This characteristic is also a direct reflection on the buildings appearance, materials and construction.