This was a personal project exploring the British penny to create a handmade typeface.

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THE PROCESS

To maintain consistency of the ascenders, descenders and counters of the letters, a grid was created. This grid was then followed to create the typeface.

Dull pennies and shinny pennies were separated to create visual clarity and legibility.

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Press and Publicity

This project was picked up by SendPoints publishing house and published in 'The Making of Artistic Typefaces'. Available below:

SendPoints

Amazon

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