Violet  is a modern reflection of early 20th century serifs. Inspired by antique packaging and lettering, the final design was laser etched into wood panels to reflect this influence.

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Design Process

While designing this typeface, I began by drawing out each letter by hand before transferring and perfecting the letters on the computer. The name Violet was chosen because it was a popular flower and name, including my great grandmother's, from the time period that inspired my design. Instead of designing a type specimen poster on the computer, I decided to do something with my hands that would also reflect the inspiration for my type design. I chose various types of wood panels to be laser etched to give it a vintage signage feel. The poem used to display my typeface was found in an early 19th century poetry book about violets.