Typeface for Richard Lipton's Type Design class, Spring 2017, and font family for Richard Lipton's Type Design Independent Study, Spring 2018—a serif and sans serif family inspired by Clarice Lispector's The Passion According to G.H.
Lispector's existential novel conceptually informed the design of Cilia. While the novel explores the breakdown of the self, Cilia blurs the distinction between text and display faces, and draws attention to the underlying structure of each letterform. The face is scalable, in that its roughness either melts away at text sizes, or reveals itself at display sizes. Each glyph was drawn systematically with a flexible grid system, and a "kit of parts," comprised of various serifs, strokes, and curves.
Process for the first and current versions of Cilia.
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