Borderland | Custom Typeface
Adv. Problems in Graphic Design | Fall 2022 | University of Missouri- St. Louis 
Problem: Design a typeface out of a non-traditional material, using a well-designed classical font. Create a typeface family with recognizable characteristics 
Solution: Throughout the process, I learned the importance of time management and planning my next steps to create Borderland typeface. Through trial and error, I succeeded in creating my handmade typeface. I begin this challenge by selecting my classical typeface Baskerville Semibold.

 Final Execution of the Type Specimen 
 Application of type in different settings.
Sparkling Water | Borderland is a fun and energetic typeface; each letter has a unique and individual pattern showcased within the cans. It works well with dark and light colors. I deliberately selected the word to amuse, as inspecting each letter is amusing. 
Magazine Spread | The typeface looks best in a more oversized format, as the letters are highly detailed.  
Type Specimen Poster
Inspiration for Borderland typeface
Step 1: Gathered four interesting materials to fill the stencil of the letter individually. I used dried flowers, walnuts, fruit, broken glass, atlas maps, and scrap papers. 
Step 2: After deciding on the most beneficial idea, make a stencil for each letter and number, fill the stencil with the material, and take a picture of each.
Step 3: Bring each photograph into Photoshop and edit the picture to the cleanest version of each letter. 
Step 4: Bitmap each character. 
Steps 2-4 image above 
Step 5: Draft different variations of a type specimen.
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