Brief: Typeface Design
Client: Self-Directed
Scope: Research, Glyphs, Letterpress, Signpainting, Editorial Design
Using the shipping forecast as a starting point, the uppercase letterforms for Utsira were inspired by an 1870s storm Barometer. The name of the typeface derives from the eponymous sea areas off the Norwegian Coast, covered in the forecast. Once Utsira came to be a functioning typeface, I went on to produce a type specimen publication printed on newspaper, an early medium for the forecast. The publication explores the context and communication of the shipping forecast, through typographic posters.