Typography / Illustration / Package Design
Thorn is a modern Blackletter typeface inspired by basic shapes that work together to construct a letter. Named after the Early English letter Þ (Thorn) also written as Þorn (yes an unfortunate look in today’s world). The character fell in into obscurity the 14th Century. Meaning “Ye olde” is actually pronounced “The olde”
2 weeks (2021)
Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop
The design challenge
To explore the simple structure of letters by creating a typeface using only 3 basic shapes (square, rectangle and a line).
The design solution
A Blackletter typeface that abides by the constraints of the challenge.