Typefaces today do their job well; they are legible and at times invisible. However, language in general is abstract. Once written language becomes recognizable it looses its abstract quality. With this project I was curious to see how far into the abstract type could be. To do this, I made five experimental typefaces, each with a distinct constraint. Each typeface is named after a figure in Greek mythology.
Mythologies Aion has a waviness to its structure, making it look reminiscent of Art Deco and Nouveau fonts. There are light, book, medium, and bold variants.
To contract this more geometric typeface, Mythologies Daedalus is made by connecting parallel lines to the triangular corners of a square. The modularity of this font allows it to create engaging patterns while also communicating language.
Mythologies Medusa is the most illegible because of its extreme width. However, once you see the letter, it is hard to un-see it in its abstract form (at large sizes). This typeface is meant to be read vertically.
Inspired by Arabic letterforms, Mythologies Sophrosyne was made in a four by four circular grid. It is elegant and surprisingly legible.
Lastly, Mythologies Praxidike can also be read vertically, but still reads well horizontally. It was designed to be used at large sizes and looks industrious.