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Typeface Design

Alfalfa Typeface

Alfalfa is a display typeface that expresses letterforms as plants and organic forms. This structure allows tight kerning and to be legible in small sizes. The organic form mimics the appearance of alfalfa leaves and creates more interesting forms when put in motion.

The purpose of this typeface design was to explore the boundaries between letter forms and organic forms found in nature. This exploration was extended through motion when the outline of the letters were analyzed frame by frame as they moved from one point to another. The video was made with the help with Processing software.

Motion Video

Watch the video with music here: