About this project
Architype - exploring the architecture of type! Architype perpetual calendars feature big, bold, well-known fonts to create typographic artwork for the wall of your home or office - practical art that changes every day. 9" (22.8 cm) square, they can be grouped in sets of 2 (month and day) or 3 (month, day, year). Printed on heavy 120 lb cover weight stock with UV-resistant ink, they're beautiful and are designed to last.
Rarely do we think about it, but fonts are part of our day to day lives - some print, most digital, out in the world, as well as our phones. I wanted to bring the interesting stories behind 2 of them to life in a way that could be appreciated every day.
Designed by Giambattista Bodoni, a famous Italian type designer in the late 1700's, the Bodoni font was designed to be easier to read than traditional fonts of the day and has a pleasing contrast between thick & thin line weights. He aimed to show off the precision and detail that new printing techniques allowed for. Unlike many fonts of its day, Bodoni didn't simply rework roman typefaces, he worked to create something more modern and sleek. Bodoni and Didot marked a transitory period in the world typefaces.
Bodoni | Black
Bodoni | Red
Designed in 1927 by German designer Paul Renner, Futura is known for its pure, clean geometric forms. Shedding the decorative details of earlier fonts, Futura was designed to be 'modern' and efficient - a big theme of the day. Renner, like Bodoni, also believed that modern typefaces should look forward, and not simply rework what fonts have been doing before.
Futura | Black
Futura | Red
There are so many interesting fonts to consider, but I'm starting out with Bodoni and Futura. They will be the first in the Achitype series and I plan on introducing additional fonts in the future. As a 'Make it in 1' project with only 7 days from start to finish, it's going to be a very quick project! I have a local printer that does high-quality work ready to go once the project ends.
Hi, I'm Calvin, a student of Savannah College of Art & Design, majoring in Graphic Design & Illustration and a co-founder of Onehundred. Although this is my first solo project, I've already been involved in 10 Kickstarter projects with Onehundred in the past; I hope to launch several more in the future!
As a design student, I've become interested in applying graphic design to my other passions in videography, illustration, photography, and product design. With these projects, I hope to explore this application in a variety of beautiful, well-designed products. I've always been fascinated with the stories behind the things we usually don't think twice about in our day to day lives - like fonts - so I hope to unearth more of those stories in the future!
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Risks and challenges
The biggest risk is shipping on the intended date due to a larger number of pledges then we had originally estimated. However, my printer is used to very high volume print projects and is fully-automated - your pledge is in good hands!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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