This typeface was designed as part of my final year of my undergraduate degree. Based on an interest in developing a type family in an unconventional way, drawing a Blackletter typeface was a challenge to what a type family could be. I drew the lowercase letters in a way that they share a base grid, but make departures through the style of the letter – different historical styles of blackletter type – to make up the three styles in the typeface. With the styles drawing from Geometric, Textur and Fraktur, the typeface works in a similar way to conventional families but make changes through the style of letter rather than using type colour or italics.
For submission I collaborated with Catherine Griffiths for the text of the specimen. My first thoughts were that I wanted to do something interesting with the words, and by using writing that had more of a function than just placeholder type text, I hoped to add another dimension of how to read the specimen. My submission for this project was an A5 specimen booklet that unfolded into an A2 poster in a set of three.