Experiments in Type

Type Design | 2022

I designed a unique letterform every day for 26 days. I spent time exploring the craft, learning new methods, and discovering my own tastes.

Since my first typography class, I have been infatuated by the forms of letters. During my studies, I realized each letter in every typeface is unique, displaying their own combination of geometry, functionality, and flair. After coming to appreciate the craft, I have always wanted to design a beautiful typeface of my own - but have never been able to design a solution I adore.

That problem led me to this exercise: designing a unique letter each day for 26 days. With a prompt as open ended as this I was free to explore the craft however I wanted.

Along the way I learned how to sketch typographic forms, what sorts of styles I enjoy creating, and how to give a letter personality In the future, I’m looking forward to applying some of the lessons I’ve learned here to create a typeface that I’m proud to share and use in my other work.

I learned that geometry, functionality, and flair are the pieces that make a letter.

Will Callis is always at his desk, using design systems to make things like websites, brand identities, and publications. He thinks making pixels move around is pretty fun too.

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