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day 1 : day 2 : day 3 : day 4   final result LED-group : Biggest group : Face-the-light group

Good Point – the shining type

Our aim was to create a type by using concrete lightsources. Matches and LEDs seemed to be smallest available ones. On the other hand we wanted to create a more organic than technical type, so we skipped all those clichee-thoughts of a grid. It was clear that this idea would face some technical problems, but we decided to solve those. Even though this project was made to create shining LEDs, this type can be applied to any other roundish objects.

We wanted to make the result look playfull and happy. Despite of the modern technology and all fancy softwares, there still seems to be a strong feeling of typographic traditions in our Good Point.

Without darkness there's no light. Darkness forms an excellent contrast for the light. That is also the reason why our group doesn't find darkness a depressive element. The more darkness, the better our LED-typeface Good Point is going to shine! And finally, after five days hard work, it IS shining. And not only in itself: it also spreads the 'shine' and happiness. Or how could you be sad when you see a blinking message on your friends sweater?

ps. Not as shiny as the pictures, but at least the font is shining (from your screen) in this PDF.

4 comments so far: read comments , please do comment
Roel Wouters -- Sunday, December 14 2003, 12:56 pm
Kisu Kisu kisu, check: http://www.pipslab.nl

donald beekman -- Thursday, December 18 2003, 01:32 pm
hi everyone GOODPOINT: of coarse it had to be LEDs, and only LEDS! i am impressed how elegant the font looks, despite its limitations (dots). really excellent work! i would love to see some Caps too! BENDOVER: sehr sehr cool, i like how the letters bend around the building and change shape when projected! interesting thickness changes within the characters. Very curious how the caps would look too! RENESANS: very nice font indeed, subtle. especially considering the struggle you have had with the concept. it is a beautiful font, i can easily see it used in airport sliding doors. hope you will keep on designing fonts! good luck! donald beekman - [DBXL] http://www.dbxl.nl

Ste. -- Monday, January 5 2004, 11:49 am
Great! I wanna a T-shirt with Koira dots!

Anamarķa Castillo -- Friday, January 16 2004, 04:01 am
Very intresting proyect!! For me, living in a tropical country it comes as a comlpetely unknown field!!! How can it be so dark so long!! I have to say congratulations on the results, its fun, creative and I want a t- shirt too!!! (keep shining Marika!!)

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