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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.

© Barry Spencer Design 2005–2024
I often make letters that may or may not look like letters.
info [at] barryspencerdesign.com.au
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