self-square

studio punkat's picture

Here is just an experimental type called "self-square".


The "self-square" develops an interaction with the user. It is just a simple grid (2x2 + diagonals) according to which the user draws freely each characters and define its weight by the choice of his tool (pen, marker, etc). The "self-square" could be printed on a tape, and then, the width of the tape determines the basic leading.

And here, you can see that's too easy to get a condensed version.

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James Yencken's picture

This is beautiful. You seem to have bypassed the common problem with any type grid systems; allowing people to fill in the lines themselves usually results in ugly. Your system seems so simple that I can't imagine anyone being able to wreck it.

I love the stepped B you've drawn, as well as the narrow W.

studio punkat's picture

oh, thank you... i thought that could be useful to write anonymous letters too !

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