After several rounds of experimentation, edits and tryouts; these are my final submissions!




I had a hard time choosing between these 2 as I really liked the composition for (A) as it resembles the top view of the location I chose : Johor Bahru Jalan Wong Ah Fook , but there is readability issue with ‘World’ when inversed.

There is visual tension. And I really liked (B) as well cause the visual hierarchy made it easier for viewers to read.

18 x 18 cm Black and White Letter that has an interesting type.


I further scattered the letters and changed up the scale of the letters and play around with the arrangement, while taking into consideration of visual hierarchy.
18 x 18 cm organic letter. I like the different broken glass shards within the letter. It is raw and edgy. The reflective surface creates depth.

I changed up the curve levels and got this lovely colour! It has a combusted metallic look and it is a fresh new perspective to the glass shards~

Taking a look at the Molten Metallic letter A closer!


My favorite application tryouts!



I went to multiple printing shops to get a glimpse of how my printed work will look like, and a pity to say that the printed results really vary very differently from the computer screen…   

The black A3 Organic ones are such a pity as I really wanted the glass shards to shine through the black background through its contrast, but sad to say the printing came out TERRIBLY: The ink was inconsistent and even after editing the master file so many times, there was always this grey box behind each letter…

So I decided to change up the Curves and submit the Molten Metallic Shattered Dreams against a white background, instead of the Glass on black background.




I chose textured paper for the A3 pieces (250 gsm) for the Vernacular Type because I like the grid-like texture, which resembles the top view of the map. Comparing the texture of the paper and its location, its rough grid lines and yet smooth texture as a whole is like the area of choice: Jalan Wong Ah Fook. The town is pretty urban and a mixture of old and new.

I chose glossy white A4 (260 gsm) for the Vernacular Type 18 x18cm B/W letter is because the type itself has a smooth glossy texture, and I thought using the same texture for the printed version will emulate the same feeling.


I chose silk white textured paper (different from the Vernacular paper) for the A3 pieces (250 gsm) for the Organic Type because I really liked how the type looked raw and edgy, and the irregularly gridded textured paper reflected what I felt of the broken glass type: Irregular, angular and broken.

I chose glossy white A4 (260 gsm) for the Organic Type 18 x18cm letter is because the type itself has a smooth glossy texture, and I thought using the a glossy smooth texture for the printed version will enhance the shine and smoothness of the glass pieces.

AND I AM DONE WITH ASSIGNMENT 2~ Thank you for sticking through TYPO 1 Assignment 2 posts, hope you like the final product, and see you next time on Assignment 3 posts! 🙂

Moving on to the second part of the project: Organic type.

This is the brief given by Miss Angeline! 🙂


Brief 2B ORGANIC TYPE: Exploring free form type
Summary Typefaces are more than just mechanical characters, when produced creatively by the hand, type can provide a unique personality that a machine can never match. Cast away all preconceptions of typeface and create your own free form type that is expressive and unique !
Assignment objectives This assignment intends to take you away from your computer screen to explore the creation process of handmade typefaces, appreciating the beauty and emotions of an organic letter form
Task: Try your hands at a variety of hands-on materials and produce another phrase, quote, memory or lyric ideally between 15-25 characters including spaces. You can use the same phrase as in assignment 2a.

  1. Transfer your creation onto a digital form and then deliver
    your organic typographical creation on an A3 sheet printed on quality paper.
  2. With your organic typeface creation – apply it onto something tangible. for eg. a book cover, a title of a newsletter, a bag, a series of greeting cards etc..
Tips There will be an in-class exercise to practice the making of this assignment. Do not miss it !
What you
must deliver:
An A3 printed poster with your organic type

A digital simulation of your organic type application

A process documentation link on OSS

Grading criteria
  • Due diligence of organic experimentation
  • Depth of methodology and craftsmanship
  • Aesthetics of letterform creation
  • Sensitivity of paper choices
Due date: Week 7 (together with vernacular type)

During the ‘In Class Pratice’ I was taken back to my Year 1 Foundation 2D class as it explores similar aspects of mark making! 🙂

I used tiny stamps and neon highlighters as an inkpad to create this, and then Angeline taught us to use Photoshop to manipulate the designs, which brings about more variety of how far the designs can be pushed!

I’ve realized that materials to create marks and impressions are all around us, and it is up to us to make full use of it to express what we want to our fullest potential. cool


Starting was really hard for me because I couldn’t think of what materials to use and what 15-25 characters would be best to bring out the essence of the material used.

Just so happen, my father dropped a glass mug at home. I took the glass shards and further crushed it, hopefully I can do something with it! 🙂


The letters look really nice and I further experimented with the photo manipulation and played around with the colors!

It is very jarring against the white background I have realized… I was about to go blind. Hence a black background might be better! Debbie (my classmate) suggested that I should add a tinge of blue to make the glass less yellowish and it worked out really good! Thanks Debbie 🙂 ! I also added some glass shards to make it look more shattered. 🙂

Application of Organic Type on products.

Pink on the glass looks pretty sweet and on the edgy typeface !

Changing a Trajan typeface to my glass font. It looks really funny because the original typeface made the poster look really scary, but mine looks like a horror parody movie!

That is it for my Organic Type process documentation! The next up will be the Final post! Hope you’ll like it and that everything will turn out fine in the end!! innocent