“Letterforms have character, spirit and personality. Typographers learn to discern these features through years of working first-hand with the forms, and through studying and comparing the work of other designers, present and past. On close inspection, typefaces reveal many hints of their designers’ times and temperaments, and even their nationalities and religious faiths.”
Back in 2006, NGON partook in the marathon that is the 36 Days of Type. Doing each on on the day was intensive, but some of the most simple forms turned out to be the best and gained some features through them.
Is God the negative space in the universe? The design of the universe used a lot of negative space…
36 Days of Type
36 Days of Type started in 2014 as a personal project from Nina Sans and Rafa Goicoechea, both graphic designers from Barcelona. Back then they decided to challenge themselves to create something new everyday, as a way to experiment new things by creating personal daily design challenges around typography and graphic design.
Those personal projects were the starting point, with the idea of inviting more people into the same challenge, and this is how the idea of 36 Days of Type was born: A 36 days celebration of typography and creativity, involving designers, visual artists and creatives from all fields in a global and simultaneous act of creativity around type and letterfoms.
1 ——– Branding
2 ——– Design + Art Direction
3 ——– Illustration – Stylised
6 ——– 3D Conceptual Design
8 ——– 3D All-Type Visualisation
9 ——– Artworking
10 ——– Retouching
Design + Direction + Output – NGON
F1.0 ——– NGON’s are like a concept.
They start with a single point that grow with guidance.
Adding structure and purpose within helps solidify the shape. Then refining with meticulous crafting, finally brings it to life.
We are bound by imagination. Limitless and forever evolving.