Type Specimens #1
Here are two type specimens that I have been working on whilst in-between projects. These specimens are both display typefaces presented in one weight and each have one character set per specimen. I've restricted each typeface to capitals with just additional glyphs for headlines and both typefaces are formatted as .otf and .ttf file types.
The objective was to create two type specimens that we could use for future poster or large format projects. The fluorescent green display type has been named 'Primitive Mono' and the red display type has been named 'Braille'.
Primitive Mono has been named as such because the original character spacing and letter anatomy was very much one dimensional, rigid and primitive in build leading to being only useable in small doses. Braille has been created by fortune rather than intention. I was experimenting with using as little shape as possible to be able to communicate a set of letterforms and ended up using repetition of circles and proximity. By the end of the exercise I had enough variations that they could be collected together as a character set.
Both specimens maybe far from perfect, but they do create an interesting starting point that can be developed further.