Amanda Pinsker

Baudelaire

category

Type design

date

Fall 2016

role

Student work under John Kane

I designed a typeface for my Typography 3 class at Northeastern University. We were tasked with designing a typeface that could be used for body copy at 7pt. We were allowed a lot of freedom in what we wanted our typeface to be.

After some sketching to figure out where my interests lied, I decided to design a more modern transitional serif that could work on screens.

As the typeface came together, from capitals, to lowercase, to punctuation, to metrics, its personality formed. It started reminding me of something you'd see in a childhood scary story. I named it after my favorite character from my favorite childhood books: Violet Baudelaire from A Series of Unfortunate Events.