FiveBy Typeface (2020)
FiveBy (sometimes styled as ‘5X’), was created for the exhibition ’Letter-Form’ curated by Dr. Dosey held in February, 2020 at Revolver Upstairs.
To create the typeface I adhered to a strict 5 x 5 grid but acted in a spontaneous manner to draw each letter while adding a high level of detail into each shape.
Inspired by puzzle games and an earlier typeface idea that I never completed, I was very interested in making random forms that I only assigned specific letter sounds and meanings to after the fact. This led me to need to examine each shape for just the right amount of ambiguity and familiarity.