My friends and family tease me about my obsession with fonts. I have been known to shout out “Copperplate” or “Papyrus” while passing billboards along the highway. Fonts and typefaces are a major part of a graphic designer’s life, trying to make things readable, or unique, or expressive. There are a million fonts out there, and I can spend days scrolling along looking for the perfect one for a project. The font I came across today on Design Boom is worth posting about.
So maybe it’s not what you are used to – it isn’t clean and crisp. It’s not really consistent in its spacing and form. But how he made it is so interesting!
Khasanov is a Russian graphic designer, and he created the font with sunlight. He dabbed gel onto a piece of glass and drew the letters with a clean brush. Bringing that piece to the sunlight, the light was refracted into colors, similar to how light is dispersed in a rainbow.
Visit Khasanov’s website to see the font in a moving image, and also some other very cool designs, like Liquid Calligraphy and Pixel Distortion: http://ruskhasanov.com Visit Design Boom as well to see his work, which is where I spotted it in the first place.