I’m getting a bit more into type design. I’m exercising this interest through the Six Word Story Every Day blog, in which I experiment and create a new design every day based on a story that is six words long. Since the stories short enough, it gives great opportunity to develop a type-specific design and type design for each day.
I also just started working under two extraordinary type designers who will help teach the basics in the very meticulous process of designing and drawing the shapes of letters. So far I have tapped on the brink of working with Font Lab, to ultimately create a type family. I began working on a Dutch typeface from a very old type specimen book- so first step was to scan and start tracing the letter forms. It is a slow process but I will post the progress I make every week.
Aside from that, I began working on one of my own- with my own interpretations of how to create a typeface. I took what I developed from the very first day of SWSED blog- January 1, 2010 (view the story design here).
I have not developed an entire alphabet yet, but have made progress on some of the more accessible letters in the english language- with varying weights and letter alternatives for some. Most weights of this just are a single line shape- so I guess it’s an easy first type design to create.