When do you get your inspiration?
|the 'Interplay' typeface||©Jake Jennings 2010|
Brief: Create a display typeface
Drawing inspiration from the Eden Project in Cornwall. Situated deep inside an old quarry, it was based on the concept of bubble formation in how they intersect and form on varied terrains. I took this concept and developed it into the design for my typeface.
One of the main characteristics of my type is how each letter, alike bubbles, intersects with any other on a vertical axis. Bubbles join in a way that whilst there is an external framework, they form an open space, free of supports, inside them. However, as the Eden Project is built as two separate bubble structures, the same is reflected within my letterforms in that not all of the letters open out to form an open central space, instead selected letterforms are complete, having full vertical strokes. This adds an interest and unique aspect to the type when it is put into context, with the interaction of different lengths of open spaces within the words.