Monday, January 25, 2010

Kenosis-The Beginnings

The beginnings of my typeface based on the synthesis of geometric and humanistic attributes in sans serif typefaces. The explanation of the name is expressed below:

"In Christian theology, Kenosis is the concept of the 'self-emptying' of one's own will and becoming entirely receptive to God and his perfect will. It is used both as an explanation of the Incarnation, and an indication of the nature of God's activity and condescension."

The eventual goal is to combine both the geometric perfection of typefaces such as Futura with the more humanistic characteristics of Akzidenz Grotesk, Gotham, and Helvetica. Similar in theory to kenotic concept of the perfect entity of Christ becoming human to equate the necessary atonement for man's sins.

Wordy? yes. Lofty? Also yes. Influenced by a landmark Black Metal Band's 3-song EP? Definitely.

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