Spoke: Typeface for Kinetic Typography

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Created: 02/06/13
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Spoke is a type­face is I created specif­i­cally for use on-screeen in kinetic typo­graphic envi­ron­ments as my thesis. By observing other type­faces while moving I was able to point out trouble spots and correct them.
  • Spoke
    Typeface for Kinetic Typography
  • [project descrip­tion:]
    For my BFA thesis in Graphic Design I decided to create a type­face that would be specif­i­cally for use on-screeen in kinetic typo­graphic envi­ron­ments. By observing other type­faces while moving I was able to point out trouble spots. While drawing my own type­face I tried to cor­rect as many of these trouble spot as posible. This turned out to be a huge project, I was able to create a uni-directional low­er­case type­face that worked very well.
    I cre­ated posters to hang in the BFA exhi­bi­tion that was held at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art (SDMA) on the New Paltz campus. With these posters I wanted to inform the audi­ence of the pur­pose of my type­face and also facts about the con­struc­tion of a type­face in gen­eral (the anatomy). Along with the posters, I had a large flatscreen tele­vi­sion with a video playing and my process book.
     
    BFA Thesis Project
    2011
  • This video is an example of my type­face, Spoke, in motion and in con­trast to many other dis­tinctly dif­ferent type­faces. Hope­fully this res­o­lu­tion will still allow you to see how my type­face oper­ates par­allel to the others.
    The text is sourced from “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare.

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