Collaborate Part 2

Inspired by the font made by Jon Calleja (see previous post), I began to work on a font for the word Collaborate.

I wanted to give the font a playful feel, so handwritten seemed best, to give that loose feel. I guess because I wanted to covey collaboration as a joyful, fun thing rather than intense or serious looking.

I started with a font that I made with all the letters connected, a continuous line drawing.

Continuous line font

Continuous line font

Looking at this it felt much too fragile and too lose to be visible against a background so I tried filling out the outline shape a bit more. But I still felt unhappy with the size of the letters so moved on to enlarge it again.

 

Wider continuous line fot

Wider continuous line font

Larger sized continuous line font

Larger sized continuous line font

After the third version of the font I began with I wasn’t happy with it, and realized it didn’t look much like the font which I’d hope to use as a reference (the one by Jon Calleja).

With that in mind I drew a new font, which sat much more centrally in the page, with a greater sense of cohesion/uniform across the letters. I took the idea of giving it a 3D feel by giving the letters a 3D edge. See below for the first version:

Central 3D Font

Central 3D Font

I was much happier with this font so felt able to move on to defining the font further using a fine black pen around the edges:

Central 3D font with Black Outline

Central 3D font with Black Outline

I then began to think about what background/context I wanted to sit the lettering in, more to come on that in part 3. 

 

 

 

 

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