27th Letter

This project focused on the creation of a ligature using a minimum of 3 letters. The project began by collecting a variety of type from different classifications. In this part of the process, I was deciding between 3 ligatures: ing, ent, and ion. To make my decision, I created a variety of ligatures with all three endings in several fonts. I found that I had more success with variety using the ent ending. Because of my exploration with ent, I was able to determine that a thicker font or one that lacked variety wouldn't work well not only with the letters as individuals, but in combination. Once I'd chosen my ligature and font, I began to make further iterations. I experimented with how much could be subtracted and overlaid from each letter before the readability was lost.