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Blotch is the second in a series of seven fonts to be released by Typebox. Like Reflux, this
typeface is a result from a conceptual and formal study based on handwriting analysis.
In this case, the handwriting sample reveals a large degree of intellect, ambition,
imagination and expressiveness. Pen strokes are animated and jerky, which indicates a
sort of creative impatience. Lines are straight and decisive. The feel of the writing is
condensed and contrasty. These are signs of conscientiousness. Also, the writing is a mix
of cap print and cursive; indicating versatility and culture. Vertical stress marks, heavy
pen pressure and ink blots make it a weighty specimen. This person is assertive and
original! Design ideas also came from Victorian Era ornamental display faces.
I #\ VV1 15 ÍI was born out of the forms of uncial calligraphic letters. In drawing these, I found the
most intense moment to be taking the pen on a diagonal; the pen then seems to control the writer. To create a
contemporary typeface based on calligraphy, I thought the most important rule of the design was that it keep
this strong diagonal. My first design based off of calligraphy was a serif face with triangle serifs and contrast
between strobes. Paired with the diagonals, the face did not looh modern enough. I was aiming for a clean,
modern face that had a slightly gothic feel to it; sort of a "modern light blachletter". I found by altering the
face to a mono weight, but beeping some of my pointy serifs, I could achieve the looh I craved for. The hey
was to heep the angles and curves happening in my uncial calligraphy, but scrap the contrast in strohes.
The result is a semi-serif mono weight with pointy tops, reminiscent of gothic arches.
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