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Experimental typographic project of a typeface totally composed by cubes.
Hexahedra Typeface. Intro.
A hexahedron (plural: hexahedra) is any polyhedron with six faces, although usually implies the cube
as a regular hexahedron with all its faces square, and three squares around each vertex.

Basically, a cube.

After the successful (still really happy of the feature on the main gallery here)
Optilabs Cubes Project
I have thought about it almost immediately "made up a typeface with cubes".

Once decided the style (I've tried to give 'em a material, like wood, stone and co. or to play on the faces with gradients, but in the first case they were similar to strange annoying renderings and in the second case too similar to the cubes of the previous project) I've designed the typeface, capital letters and numbers,
like Brushwood and Mekkanika, with this "lego-pop-flat-acid-colouring style".

Hope you like the project, enjoy and get ready to scroll down (a lot).
An animated preview.

A  fast showreel of the letters/numbers I've created.

Animated gif of all the letters posters / 0,2 sec each one.

Capital letters, from A to Z.

Colouring style: cartoon strokes + flat acid colours.

0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.

Colouring style: still cartoon strokes + noir & acid look.

Development of some patterns using the letters.

Messing around creating strange tiled compositions.

Development and application of the letters into some posters.

Messing around with composition and letterings, and a bit of sense of humour.
Finally... it's finished.

I've started in the last chapters of this project to see cubes everywhere. So...
... for the visit!
See you at the next project, cheers!
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Riccardo Sabatini | Hexahedra
2012 | design updated 2014

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