Monday, March 1, 2010
Anna Karina and Kenose (?)
So here is "Kenose" as it were on March 1, 2010. The rest of the lower case set will be developing this week in preparation for a big critique next monday. The "t" is literally a joke right now...but will be refined soon. The "a" is developing into the core character of the face...as it has the most personality.
As mentioned before "Kenose" has taken a friendlier vibe in recent weeks. So much so, that I think I will be abandoning the heavy handed religious polemics that I set out with. Instead I will be looking to treat this face as a companion to my current interests in film. I think the work of both Jean-Luc Godard and Wes Anderson are good places to place a typeface that combines the aspects of disparate type design styles. The "i" and "j" already borrow from the high dot placement (aligned to the Cap Height) inherent in Godard's title screens and the overall "feel" of the face feels like it could fit into the usually All Caps Futura Bold world of Wes Anderson.
Early name ideas include:
Mordecai, Margot, Karina, Tenenbaum, Baumer....etc
So onward and upward!
MusicMusicMusic: The National-"90-mile Water Wall", Midlake-"The Courage of Others", Local Natives in general, Thee Silver Mt. Zion-"Kollaps Tradixionales"