David gave us the task of creating a typographic hybrid piece by manually cutting letter-forms from two fonts and rearranging them to create hybrids. Before setting them in a manner that conveys the essence of the word visually. David emphasised the importance of careful planning and preparation, so we began by sketching some quick preliminary sketches. It was lucky we went through this step as David was less than impressed with my first attempts.
My area in art & design has always been order and symmetry, I like drawing things from life or symmetrical patterns. So this task took me right out of my comfort zone.I actually chose the word ‘Imbalance’ as a response to what David told me. I wanted to force myself to design something haphazard and disproportional. During our process we were introduced to Typesnap which randomly meshes letter-forms together to create hybrid typeface examples, this helped me visualise the process David was trying to teach us to perform and begin creating my own.