A few months ago, I set out to design my first typeface from scratch. I enjoyed the challenge and the process, and am looking forward to designing more.
For inspiration I looked at a lot of vintage neon signs – I like the quirkiness of type from the 1930s and 40s.
Here are some sketchbook spreads, showing how I worked through the letterforms:
The full character set:
I used text examples like this to work out the kerning between the letters:
Trying it out:
And a title card: