The first step in this project was to sketch thumbnails to experiment with various forms and ideas based on a word I chose, in this case, “maximum.”
Next, I created a tighter sketch of the chosen word. I selected the block caps from the thumbnail page.
The letterforms are refined further. Note the center of the [X] compared to step 2.
After tightening the sketches, converting the shapes into digital form in Glyphs 2 was pretty straightforward.
After sketching some ideas for integrating the type into a scene, I decided to exhibit the architectural quality of the [X] glyph which reminded me of a bridge tower. I superimposed the Illustrator image on a sketch of a surrounding urban environment.
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