Candor

A typeface design inspired by Helmut Schmid.

Publication,Typeface Design
2016

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BRIEF

Design a typeface inspired by Helmut Schmid and a type specimen book to showcase your typeface.
 

APPROACH

Inspired from the works of Helmut Schmid, the elements composing the typeface are extracted from the Katakagi characters designed by him. Schmid's works often take inspiration from Japanese aesthetics and the Book of Tea, hence his works have a very honest and clean look. Translating this into my typeface design, it aims to have a minimalistic and organic look. 

 

Typeface

Candor is a modular typeface that aims to have a clean, sophisticated and timeless feel. Inspired from the works of Helmut Schmid, the elements composing the typeface are extracted from the katakagi characters designed by him. Schmid's works often take inspiration from Japanese aesthetics and the Book of Tea, hence his works have a very honest and clean look.Translating this into my typeface design, it aims to have a minimalistic and organic look. 

Type Specimen Book

The Candor Type Specimen Book takes inspiration from the Book of Tea, which talks about the use of spaces within a Japanese tea ceremony room. The various page layouts are modeled after the layout of different types of Japanese tea ceremony rooms.