Modulo

Multi-layer geometric typeface

Description

Modulo is a typeface based on a 128 units square grid. After designing the typeface, I made posters to display the typeface, which is free and open-source.

client

Shinji Pons

Type

Graphic Design

Year

2014

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Problem

Designed to be used in layers.

I wanted to learn the intricate details of typeface design and development, while making something I could use for myself in future design work. A layered typeface was something that I always wanted to try.

Process

Trial and error.

I had to restart making all 168 font files five or six times after realizing that I fell in technical pitfalls such as using incorrect UPM sizes, path directions, undesired optical corrections in Glyphs, forgetting glyphs...

Outcome

Typefaces are an extreme amount of work.

This project made realize the amount of work, care and detail that goes into making professional grade typefaces. More importantly, it gave me my first opportunity to learn about Bézier splines, which are important in Alias.

contributors

special thanks

Hamish Muir

tools used

Adobe Illustrator

Glyphs

Adobe AfterEffects

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