This term has been brutal for me. I am taking the most challenging classes I have ever taken, with the most brilliant and exciting teachers I have ever had the privilege of learning from. I bring this up not to complain (or to brown-nose) but simply to say that I have been a little bit behind in commenting on my cohorteers (hey if there can be musketeers, there can sure be cohorteers) blogs. So for my blog post today, I am going to re-blog a brilliant idea for a final project that Rachel Blume has come up with. I have been so impressed with her ideas this term, and also the way that she contemplates everything deeply and comes up with something that would never have crossed my mind. In short she is brilliant, so please read her project idea (and give feedback!) and visit her blog. Thank you for challenging me this term Rachel, I am so glad we get to work together!
Inspired by the film Helvetica, I’ve decided to create my own font via the app “IFontMaker” for my final project. Ive decided to create something with an asian calligraphy feel, because thats something I’m drawn toward; but since this just the brainstorming stage thats subject to change. Ive learned from mu research that this is called a “Humanist” typeface (sort of fits with digital humanities I think). Its a bit nerve racking for me since my perfectionism will probably make this project soak up a lot of time, but Im none the less excited. I’d say the outline for my project would be ” to create an original font of the complete alphabet (perhaps even some symbols) and showcase it in a unique and interesting way.” Here is an example of what the program looks like and my current creation on “A.”