Typeface design
UI Design

Lotusware

A typeface tribute to my love of art history.
Overview
About

Creating a typeface that is meaningful to us as individuals. Starting from my first ever art history class in high school, I've loved learning about the rich past behind art periods and pieces ever since.

Awards & Recognition

Communication Arts 2024 Typography Annual Competition, Shortlist

My Role
Typeface design
Motion design
Team
Solo Project
Duration
5 weeks
Tools
Illustrator
After Effects
01
Inspiration
02
design
03
application
01. Inspiration
Lotus + Earthenware
Inspiration
Ancient Korean Architecture

A typeface inspired by end tiles that cap off the sweeping eaves of traditional Korean roofs. The lotus flower is a common Buddhist motif that embellishes them. It represents purity, rebirth, and enlightenment.

02. Design
Uppercase
Structural and Floral
Lowercase
Design System
Lotus Petals

The typeface uses a petal system specific to the anatomy of each glyph to create a consistent set.

Full Lotus

For complete circles, or for bars and crossbars in uppercase letters.

Fifth-Eights Lotus

Replace the bowls of glyphs.

Three-Quarter Lotus

For circular glyphs that have a disrupted path, such as a tail.

Half Lotus

For undisrupted, semicircle-shaped paths.

One-Third Lotus

Replace the shoulders of glyphs.

One-Fifth Lotus

Replace the bowls of glyphs.

Lotus Notch

Replace bars at the end of a stem.

03. Application
Font In Use
Reflection
Touch of history and individuality

A typeface that is reminiscent of ancient art, while still being its own entity. Set with a design system that facilitated the designing process and ensured a cohesive typeface. I enjoyed working on this typeface, especially when looking at historical art for inspiration.

Next Steps
Special characters

Building a special characters set, and expanding on the museum mockups, by centering around one exhibit design. Finding more related ways to show the font in application.

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