Brea

Credits

Designer(s)
Corey Holms
Foundry(ies)
Umbrella
Release Year
2004
Country of Origin
United States
Classification
Blackletter, Old English
Original Format
Digital
Distributor(s)
Veer
Tags
bitmap, pixel

Background

This typeface was originally designed for a t-shirt that was eventually rejected by the client. It has since been reworked and used on a holiday card for another client. I would consider this typeface a remix, since it is constructed from blackletter typography ? I really liked the idea of treating a typeface completely anachronistically, not dissimilar to the usage of the DecadesOS typeface.

Toying with antiquity in two realms, Brea uses primitive dot matrix, the first electronic print, as a medium for expressing a once intensely manual Old English hand. These incongruous historical allusions update the Middle Ages, but places them squarely in the early ?80s.

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