Expressing Myself in Type
For the first time, I was asked to do work on a typography project that I have always wanted to do and never had the chance to work on. Our type experiment instructor gave us the chance to pick any topic or type technique. I always wanted to design a typeface and this was a great opportunity to be able to create my own typeface and be critiqued by a very good typographer who guided me in the right direction to make the
typeface look unique and clean, yet easy to read. The typeface is called “Sinjary” after my family name. By the end of the class, I was able to design all the Caps, which would be mainly for headlines and/or logotype. After finishing the semester I went back to my typeface and designed all the numbers as well as glyphs then developed it. Kerning is the main challenge for making a typeface work, especially public use.