MEKKANIKA is a type-treatment-face* inspired by old mechanics technical drawings, the steampunk visual world, and modern machinery, mixed and merged all together to form letters completely made by these elements, creating a mechanical look like typeface.
All the letters design is based on the glyphs shapes of the Din Pro Black font.
I did this project in 2011, and I owe it a lot. It was my second typographic project, first was Brushwood
, that brought me real popularity. Several design blogs shared it, request of prints, people contacted me to know if it was available to purchase, and it was a sort of problem, cause it's not a real font, but a set of typographic illustrations, even give it a price was hard, cause it was the second time I did a complete font (or a type-treatment-face,
as I like to define it) and I didn't expect all that feedback.
Not bad for a refused font.
Yes, because originally it was conceived for a title graphic on a magazine, but the art director didn't liked it and choose to use Brushwood instead. More or less, the same story as Brushwood. Refused stuff then retrieved in other ways is apparently a path that fit me in. Over time, I started to get used to it, and the project functioned as a starting point to make others, and create a much bigger family. I'm gonna show this through, so let's not waste more time and let images talk. Hope you'll like it, cheers!