Graphic design student Sophie Lepinoy has created a typeface that incorporates silhouettes of shoes and accessories.
Called Alfashion, the project is inspired by the game Cadavre Exquis, where a group of players add to a drawing one by one without knowing what has come before.
Here's some more information from Sophie Lepinoy:
Who said typography could not be sexy ?
When the elegance of typography meets the extravagance of fashion, it gives Alfashion.
Alfashion is a stiletto serif typeface inspired by the surrealist game "Exquisite Corpse" (Cadavre Exquis).
The game is played as a group of players, each player adding a piece to a design, one at a time. Each participant ignores what the others are adding to the design.
The combination of unexpected or mismatching shapes creates a new type of design, an hybrid of fashion and typography.
On me and my design: I am a graphic design student at London College of Communication.
I switched from a fashion design BA (at London College of Fashion) to a graphic design BA at LCC over a year ago.
The typeface emerged when tutor/typographer Marcus Leis Allion encouraged me to mix illustration and typography.
I was then also using the surrealist game "cadavre exquis" to uncover the power of systems in design.
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