Back to the Future
Designing a RetroFuturistic Typeface
This is a typeface I designed my senior year at Pacific Lutheran University.
Given the option between scanning a type specimen and digitally recreating it or creating a typeface of my own, I chose the latter. I decided I wanted to make a font that embodied retro-futurism or, more simply, what people of the past day-dreamed about what the future might look like.
How do you create a typeface that feels both old and new?
As a student at PLU, I had never designed a typeface of my own. Designing this font served as a perfect training grounds for learning that process.