Different Approaches to Typography “A Font Design for Nil Türkkan”





Experimental typography, Font design, Graphic design


Font design, which is the main unit of typography, is one of the most valuable fields of graphic design. Many designers who are familiar with typography benefit from ready-made fonts. In the documentary film Helvetica directed by Gary Hustwit (2007), famous Italian designer Massimo Vignelli argues that type characters should not mean anything, unlike designers who think type design should have the power of expression. This study does not aim to create a readable and useful typeface as suggested by Vignelli, but rather a font design that is produced from the sketches of a child and aims to give the childish feeling completely without any consideration of readability. Graphic designers are of course interested in typography and letters every second, but not everyone is a font designer. One of the important steps of being a good typography user is thought to be the production of at least one font family design. The purpose of this study is to provide an experimental point of view of font-family design while discussing the necessity of creating a system and the importance of each detail in font design.  


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