I recently rediscovered two books of type I had created in the mid-80s.
15th July 2006 · Last updated: 5th October 2016
I recently rediscovered two books of type I had created in the mid-80s. They are an insight into the sort of typography I was heavily involved in back then. The two books came ready-printed with square grids inside, which I found ideal for sketching out new lettering. I was fascinated by the grid-based typefaces I was able to create, years before the pixel fonts seen in common use today. My hero was Neville Brody, the famous UK designer who created so many outstanding typefaces while he worked on record covers and magazines like The Face. You still see some of his typefaces in use today. (Plus his first book, The Graphic Language of Neville Brody, is a masterpiece for anyone into fresh typography and graphics.) I wasn't out to copy him, but rather create typefaces of my own that I liked. I would take a word and redo it again and again in different styles, as you can see from the scans I've now put online. There are many more pages to scan in, but these should keep you going for now.
Update 17th July 2006: I've added a load more pages!