An organic typeface with a digital inspiration

Australian-born, New York-based illustrator and designer Karan Singh developed the modular typeface Pivot as a personal project, inspired by how numbers are displayed on the face of a digital watch: "Their forms are rigid, and defined by the constraints of the technology - in this case an LED screen," he explains.

Although experimental, Singh still wanted Pivot to be functional. He created a simple but effective structure to achieve consistency, using circles as joints: "Initially the lines that connected the circles were straight, but were revised to the tapering version as they unified the letters better. It also gives the type a more organic feel."

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