Design an experimental typeface

  • Software Photoshop CS3 or later
  • Time needed 5 hours
  • Skills-Use the Liquify tool creatively-Combine stock imagery with custom marks-Create an illustration from type

In this tutorial I’ll explain how to design an experimental typeface like Trisec Organic, featured here, which I created as part of the official OFFF 2011 identity. We’ll combine some basic stock imagery with custom marks, and use Photoshop to produce a complex result that has the wow factor.

Don’t be afraid to break the rules to achieve unexpected results, and feel free to combine as many different textures and objects as you like. Minimalism can be very effective, but sometimes it’s good to create complex, abstract shapes for that added touch of surrealism.

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