Second year BA Graphic Design Communication students at Chelsea College of Arts recently completed a short font project called BOLD TYPE.
Typography as received by conventional wisdom is an art and craft that takes many years to learn let alone perfect. The challenge for students was to design an original display typeface, inspired by the promise of communication through the (digital) craft of type design and in the visible resurgence of bespoke typography in just a few weeks!
The result is a series of typographic specimen sheets and printed samples inspired by the spirit of Jon Wozencroft and Neville Brody’s FUSE series, and the work of the 8vo* Design Group.
Tutors included Bhav Mistry, who is a Chelsea Graphic Design Communication graduate, who introduced the students to the context of type design and it’s history and set the challenge as part of the Unit Exploring the Professional Brief.
You can see the full set of typefaces on the Bold Type Blog, you can even download some of the typefaces and use them yourself!