Glyph

Glyph is a typographical experiment to create a symbol that took stylistic inspirations from arabic and chinese characters.

Glyph is a typographical experiment to create a symbol that took stylistic inspirations from arabic and chinese characters. It incorporates flowing brushstrokes arranged as objects floating in three dimensions. The symbol was also designed to work in any orientation.

CONCEPTUALIZING

The basic form of the brushstroke was created out of a single ellipse. The ellipse was brought into the liquify tool and manipulated into many different shapes and sizes in order to create the basic structure. Once a collection of abstract shapes were created they were arranged and rearranged in different ways until a character like symbol was formed.

VECTORIZATION

When the overall look of the symbol was created this design was brought into a vector graphics editor and each brushstroke was vectorized and optimized to produce smooth natural curves.

Once the clean vector version of each brushstrokes were created they were then brought back into Photoshop and arranged accordingly.

APPLYING TEXTURE

Extended fibres were applied to each brushstroke to add texture. The edges were then darkened to create the three dimensional look and stronger shadows were applied to the objects that were further behind.

CONCEPTUALIZING

The liquify tool allows for background images to show and each texture was shaped in the same way the ellipse was manipulated at the beginning of this project.