The Emmet and Heath Robinson Railway Company.

A rather flamboyant sketch, entirely from imagination, but inspired by the art of Messrs Roland Emmett and William Heath Robinson. The odd thing is that nonsense like this from imagination takes a really long time to do – over two weeks of drawing time went in to this.

Another Experiment

I’ve always been intrigued by the idea of a Blackletter that is a) designed to beastly read; and b) an ‘all capitals’ face.  Progress on this thought so far:

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By the way, Kerning not attended too yet!



Early Stages of the Design Process

Here are the initial stages of my design process for a new typeface.  I thought these (very!) rough doodles might be of interest in showing just how ideas are crystallised.  This idea for a display Roman with some areas simply not quite there – or an application of the oft quoted idea that areas of ‘white space’ add something to a piece of design work.

We’ll see how this unfolds… PJL

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