Type: all sewn up

This tutorial shows you what's possible with type when you use it in a non-traditional way. Typography doesn't just have to be used on screen or on printed materials - instead, it can be your own interpretation of letters communicated in your own way. Type can be found, produced and presented in a limitless number of materials, most of which can be applied, developed or produced at home for a hand-crafted feel.

Over the following pages, we show you how to construct a typeface using a modular grid system and organised proportions in FreeHand. We talk you through some simple tools and ways of constructing bespoke typographical shapes.

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