Blumenkohl is a typeface inspired by my German friend's handwriting and the organic shapes of cauliflowers, as well as typefaces such as Futura and Didot.
The typeface includes an ornamental font, a display font, and six text fonts. The ornamental font incorporates the organic and floral elements and experiments with contrastive thick and thin strokes.
The display font was designed following the completion of the ornamental font, with drastic simplifications. The font is designed to be more legible and uniform, while keeping the significant shapes and proportions of the ornamental font. Finally, the text fonts were designed based on the display font.
Typeface Design, 2019
Thick and thin strokes in Ornamental font
Organic, and smooth terminals and spurs
Exaggerated ascenders and descenders
Display (Ultra Thin)
From sketches to final production, Blumenkohl went through rigorous design revisions and kerning. It's been a painstaking process, but a therapeutic one for me as well.
The variations of the font offers a wide range of usage, such as branding, publication, and packaging.
Beyond commercial applications, I have always been fascinated by 3-dimensional manifestations of typographic forms.