Font Creation

PROJECT: Class assignment
Our challenge was to create a typographical solution. I chose to design a typeface. My theme was Carnaby’s black cockatoo, an endangered Australian bird species, and my message was animal conservation. To create the font I used Adobe illustrator to create the letter forms. Fontself was used to generate the OTF files and manage the fonts spacing and kerning properties. The serifs are outwards bulging and peaked at the end to represent the Carnaby Cockatoo’s short billed beak. The letter forms are tall and condensed to give them an appearance of being serious and dramatic to reflect the nature of animal conservation.