Art Deco Typeface

This typeface is something I made in my first year. I love anything Art Deco, and this fan shape is often seen in jewellery and interior design from the Deco era. Inspired by this, I drew lowercase letters using fan shapes for the verticals, paired with a hairline stroke. It is quite an unusual and obviously uninformed approach to making a typeface–in that it is a Didone style, but the fan shapes confuse where the stress lies in the letters. Can you see, for example, how the vertical lines on the g aren’t running parallel?

This is an early learning curve on Illustrator; I didn’t even know there was a circle tool, which is why there are so many imperfections on many of the letters! As this typeface only exsists on Illustrator, I had to put the quote together one letter at a time.


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