The Anatomy of Helvetica
Type design project based around human anatomy and Helvetica.
For this project we were given a choice of 3 themes to start from, which were, 'Noise and Silence', 'Rituals and Human Behaviour' and 'Art and Science'. From these we had to choose one and then research into it, eventually coming up with our own brief on a focus area that we had settled on. One of the final outcomes had to be in the form of a publication and the rest was up to us.
I chose to use Art and Science as my starting point and from this I chose to focus on human anatomy. I then decided that because typography is one of my main passions within graphic design, I'd do a typographic piece. So to begin somewhere I started to create letters from human anatomy. At this point I didn't fully know where my project was going. To try put a meaning behind my work I then decided to base my type creations around an already existing typeface, Helvetica. I chose to do this as though my type designs were showing the anatomy of Helvetica. All of my designs started off hand drawn with a black fineliner and then were tweaked in Illustrator to make them into vectors.