Sunday, August 29, 2010
O BOY O BOY
I really would have loved to have any other letter besides "o"... Drawing a large scale o in futura (bodoni and garamond) consisted of too much math, and the dirtiest I have been at art school yet. 1:.625 the ratio of the large circle to the smaller. Meaning if I were to make a 35" radius outer circle the inner would be 22.5". But besides being overwhelmingly symmetrical, futura offers a sense of simplicity other fonts do not. The o is what it is at it's simplest form a circle. The line weight and the counter are solid and stable. The geometric sans font was created out of geometric shapes, hence the name.