An Evolving Abecediary
Luminous is rooted in a desire to gain technical knowledge. In order to facilitate research into the historical handling of letterforms, an alphabet book was chosen as the format. The initial intent was that the book would begin with more modern, minimal letterforms and evolve slowly into antiquated, historical models. In the end this book draws inspiration from many established traditions ( like gravers leaf script seen in the “s”) but reinterprets them in my own aesthetic. The theme of duality between excess and restraint are once again present in this work. Something I really gained from this work was the realization that simple letterforms/design is not necessarily any faster or easier. It seems obvious to anyone who understands that math required to design geometric typefaces, but wasn’t something that I truly understood given my natural propensity to complicate an image.