We were given the task of designing a typeface. Initially, I was interested in designing a simplified Blackletter or modular typeface. From the research of modular typefaces, a circle and line design led to the concept of a Morse Code-based typeface. The final typeface, Encrypted Sans, blends the modern letterforms of Franklin Gothic with the simple language of Morse Code. Morse Code is a system in which letters are represented by combinations of long and short signals often illustrated as dots and dashes. The phrases of distress and common transmission lingo are embedded in each letter of the typeface. By rounding the dashes and playing with space between forms, Encrypted Sans creates a futuristic font that is reminiscent of text in digital displays. The Encrypted Sans typeface has two versions. Encoded is the lightweight version whose delicate forms are best suited for large displays. While Heavily Encoded is the bold version ideal for smaller printed works. Much like the Morse Code that inspired it, Encrypted Sans is a versatile font that is both technological and connective. The demanding aspect of the project was designing each letterform and punctuation within the shape and Morse Code language constraints. The most rewarding deliverable for the project was designing the potential applications and usages of the typeface in the real world. The Expressive Typeface Design project enhanced my systems design techniques as well as built upon my skills of conceptual development.

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