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Control Letters

Limited Font, 

February 2021



The Goal:

Design the first 15 letters of a typeface based on tool technique.

The Solution:

Beginning with H, O, D, n, o, and a, Maddie experimented with several tools using different style strokes. She landed on an upright sans serif style using a flat brush and ink. Refining her letters, she made them more geometric.

Challenges Faced:

Challenges arose in the beginning of the process trying to make a decision on a visual direction to go in that would be visually pleasing, but also relatively simple to practice working in Glyphs and constructing letters from others.


15 letters, digitized and exported as a working font.

This project has been one of Maddie’s favorites because it informed her of a potential career path that she may enjoy.



First Digitization:

Second/Final Digitization: