Melanie Scheer

Prokscheer

Markus Prokscha and I created the typeface Prokscheer. It was our first experience in type design and I learned a lot about and through the process. 


Our goal for Prokscheer was to be dainty and playful. We liked letters that are based on symmetrical geometric shapes and the documentary character of monospaced fonts.


When we knew what we wanted our typeface to look like, we build a grid for sketching the letters and figured out a workflow to keep consistency in our design. We transferred these drafts to Illustrator, where we continued to edit the characters, before finishing them in Glyphs.


We created a thin character set which can later serve as a skeleton for bolder glyphs. Our next steps include the work on details and the improvement of spacing and kerning.

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