Choosing the right typeface for your projects can be a tricky task, especially if you can’t find what you’re looking for. Despite a sea of typefaces online, often the best option for your work is to create your own font.
That’s a challenge the graphic design students at Shillington College regularly face. They’re set the task of crafting their own fonts, taking into account weight, style, condensation, width, slant and everything they might need to create a bespoke typeface that fits a specific brief. And they’ve seriously come up with the goods.
We’ve showcased a couple of stunning typeface designs here, but there’s a lot more where they came from. Head over to the Shillington blog now to be inspired.
This beautiful custom typeface by Inigo Ropner is based on a classic Gothic script style, brought to life from his sketchpad. We love the traditional angles and slants.
Challenged to design his own display typeface based on a specific era, Miguel Lugtu chose Art Deco and created Cinema – a vintage styled typeface with contrasting thin and thick lines. He was inspired by the movie La La Land and themes of Old Hollywood, and was so successful he became a finalist in the 2017 AGDA Student Awards.