BLK LTR – Re-visited Typographic design experiment
After completing the design work for the experimental BLK LTR typography project, I still felt there was more potential for further exploration. Using the same typographic forms, I wanted to take the numbers in a new direction.
Returning once more to the designs, the obscure, unpredictable curves and points were screaming out for dissection into separate panels. This approach created a completely new look and feel. As the experimentation progressed the tessellating segments started to resemble sections within a stained glass window. This direction was apt due to the historical nature of both black letter typography and this form of window decoration. With this in mind, I researched a suitable shot upon which to try a test.
The result of the stained glass test was stronger than anticipated enabling further design exploration with line and forms outside the constraints of the numerals. For each window, to create distinction, the letterform dictated the flow, style and direction of the paths. This led to the abstract pattern designs remaining harmonious whilst retaining a unique connection to the original source number.
- Bespoke Typography
- Number design
- Graphic Design
Press + awards
This typographic design project has been shortlisted for Typography in the Creativepool Annual 2022 awards.
The original BLK LTR series design project was featured on numerous leading design websites including AIGA Eye on Design, Design Week, Creative Boom, Typostrate, Behance and awarded best in Typography for the 2016 Creativepool Annual awards.