The design world is full of conventional fonts and methods of creating them. When a 21st-century type designer creates a font, they typically begin with standard software. I believe this routine affects creativity, creating a barrier in the designer’s thought process and preventing the quirky development of letterforms. My thesis, Atypical Type, aims to find inspiration for type design everywhere—in nature, music, dance, across disciplines, as the product of unexpected tools. For example, is it possible to merge music and letters?
Can I design a font inspired by dance moves?