Fast is designing a typeface Monday-Thursday and testing/production/release of the font on Friday. But Monotype designers Terrance Weinzierl and Hendrik Weber have done exactly that this week in the second #FontMarathon.
The designers have total freedom on design, monotype do not set a brief or a budget - just a very quick looming deadline! The time constraints mean each designer must trust thier instinct and make the best decisions and iterations they can to design a produce a functional typeface in less than a week
This speedy little font is NorthStream Wind from Hendrik Weber! "The idea is to capture motion in type. The design is a grotesque, with a moving shadow"
Hendrick (based in Berlin) said the inspiration started with London he was visiting Monotypes UK offices for the marathon. Looking outside Hendrick saw a truck pass by as a stripe of type and a blur of movement that he wanted to capture in a font.
The outcome is dynamic and clever, a credit to Hendrick and the Monotype team! Northstream is available (for free) here
(Post on Terrance's face Terry junior to follow!)