Malefic: Typeface Design

Typeface design | Editorial | Print

Productive of Evil

Composed of characteristics based on Blackletter and Modern fonts, sharp angles, pointed corners and edges with use of spurs are the main components inspired in designing Malefic. With sharp corners, sleek curves, and high contrast forms inspired from Modern fonts; Malefic combines sophisticated modern qualities with an edgy traditional blackletter to create a unique display font.

 

Modern Influences

Malefic references Modern typefaces to use high contrast strokes creating emphasis on certain aspects of the letters. The serifs are created using traditional Modern serifs with long squared, pointed ends. 

The Blackletter references rely on sharp angles and points that combine with the curved edges of the Modern features to blend in to one another as if it was written by a pen. A dominant feature is the straight edges of the letters that is traditionally rounded on the curves.

Blackletter Inspiration

© 2019 by Tyler Dean

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