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The Typeface by Denver Creative

A typographical perspective of The Land Down Under.

Australia - The Typeface. A typeface that takes inspiration from the arches of the Sydney Opera House to the waves of Bondi Beach. A display typeface made from scratch to be seen with authority and elegance.

Project Details

A typographical perspective of The Land Down Under.

An all caps, display typeface that takes inspiration from the arches of the Sydney Opera House, the waves of Bondi Beach & the subtle curves of Uluru.

I began this project to create something unique with purpose and to expand my knowledge and passion for all things typography. I felt that to truly understand the aesthetics and functionality of a typeface and why people create it or use it, I had to go through the process right from the beginning. This included finding a theme, right through to execution and dealing with legibility constraints – keeping in mind the introduction of smart watches and their small screens.

Over the last 11 months, I’ve researched what makes Australia unique by exploring various landmarks and lifestyles. I went on hikes and day trips taking photographs of elements in Australia and what I found was that there were a lot of distinct curves. From the tail of a kangaroo, to the hills of the Six Foot Track, to the Sydney Opera House, to the waves of Bondi Beach, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the MCG and the Uluru.
I used some of these photographs as the foundation for the typeface and implemented these subtle curves throughout the glyphs. The letter A is the feature glyph showing off the arch of the Sydney Opera House.

The project was very interesting and allowed me to have a greater understanding into Typography. It allowed me to explore natural and man-made surroundings and apply that into the glyphs.

Please feel free to download and experiment with it.

  • Client

    Denver Creative

  • Skills

    • Design
    • Photography
    • Typography
    • Video Editing