Talbot Schmidt

Talbot Schmidt

Los Angeles, CA, US


The French Imperial Alphabet

The French Imperial alphabet is one of the first highly standardized type faces whose methods of production were recorded.  Each letterform shares a grid onto which are inscribed the radii of curves, location of serifs, and so on.

Using the grid as an ordering system which corresponds to real paper space, contemporary digital modeling techniques were used to hybridize forms.  By transforming the underlying grid - in this case, shearing - new postures, attitudes, and personalities are evoked from the letterform.

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Status: School Project
Location: Los Angeles, CA, US
My Role: Designer
Additional Credits: Anna Neimark and Matthew Au (professors)