Top
Steven Haygarth | Freelance Graphic Designer | Ilkley, Leeds, West Yorkshire
Steven Haygarth
jackknife_displayed.jpg

Jackknife Typeface

My own custom typeface design.

Jackknife - Typeface

Jackknife - Typeface

I set myself the brief of producing my own custom typeface to be used in various future projects for both myself and others designers and typographers.

From combining straight lines and circles to create ornate shapes, I began developing these into eventual letter forms.

This exercise resulted in the production of Jackknife, a display typeface that's been methodically designed in both bold and regular variations. All the letters try to share a common characteristic whilst glyphs with single vertical stems having been tapered with a 'knife' edge, hence the name of the font.

-

jackknife_displayed.jpg
workings_1.jpg
workings_3.jpg
workings_2.jpg
regular_letters.jpg
bold_letters.jpg
other_characters.jpg
quick_brown_fox.jpg
twilight.jpg