Executant is the typeface that I created as my final project for the Type@Cooper Extended program. It is inspired by the written and visual poetry of Barcelona artist, Joan Brossa. Type@Cooper was an incredible experience and I'd love to talk to anyone who has more questions about my time there or about applying. I can't believe how much I learned and grew as a designer and as a lover of type.
I had first applied to the Condensed program, immediately after finishing my undergraduate degree. After getting rejected, I took some time to work, improve my vector illustration skills, take workshops, and take an Intro to Type Design class at the Cooper Union. When I reapplied to the Extended program, I was a much stronger candidate than before.
To view my (accepted) Type@Cooper application, download this pdf:
(If you're curious, send me an email and I can send you my rejected application, too.)
As part of our final project, we wrote about our process and experience designing a typeface from nothing but our own brief and drawing. I struggled a great deal, but couldn't be more grateful for the experience, the encouragement and the education that I was lucky enough to partake in.
This project is still very much in-progress. Next steps for me are to clean up the italic, and maybe start adding some cyrillic characters. Feedback is always appreciated!