36 days of type - day 1

36 Days of Type is a project that invites designers, illustrators and visual artists to express their unique interpretation of the letters and numbers of the Latin alphabet.

A yearly open call that explores the creative boundaries of letterforms by challenging participants to design a letter or number each day for 36 consecutive days.

The result is a global and simultaneous act that showcases the ability to represent the same symbols from thousands of different perspectives.

A2co font family

An early bespoke typographic piece meticulously crafted for the world of textile designer Atsuko Someya. Inspired by the rhythmic undulations of knitted fabric, each letter in this font gracefully weaves and flows, mirroring the organic patterns found in textiles. The letterforms, like strands of yarn, dance across the page, bringing a tactile and dimensional quality to the written word.

Variable font

As I was defining the new art direction for Google Year in Search (2021), I suggested making our data points the hero on that particuliar year, and created a font that could stretch and adapt to any format.

Created a variable font for experimentation: based on the existing Google Sans Medium font, I created super condensed and extended versions of the font.

Google Sans Regular is our reference point. I first created the most extremely condensed and extended versions of the type. The first tests revealed a lack of information for the in-between keyframes phases, with distortions and unwanted artifacts. 

I finally created intermediary keyframe sets to make transitions smoother.

Even though we ended up having to pivot the project, this experiment was a perfect opportunity to get familiar with the basic principles of variable fonts.

Media Arts Lab Tokyo

A bit of an lettering experiment, and mostly another excuse to play with the laser cutting machine of the office.

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