Fun With Type Design

I’ve always been a huge fan of typography…so much so that my whole office’s theme is type. So I decided I would have some fun and sketch out some letters of my own.

A free digital cookie to any of you typophiles who can guess this typeface from my rough sketch:

And playing with my first letter drawn in Illustrator (man I miss my Wacom tablet now!)

I love old school serifs. My ‘A’ certainly isn’t perfect or super awesome, but it has been fun drawing this point by point, especially when having to zoom in 6400% (the max!) so I could work on smoothing out the inner curve (still not balanced!). The more I look at it, the more errors I see :0, but I have to remind myself I’m just doing this for fun. Let me be anal about it later if I ever make it to “z”.