@erikrosner - Designer, Photographer, Creative Problem-Solver
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Viking Block Typeface

Packaging, Branding

Viking Block

Typeface Design

Viking Block is a custom typeface designed for the digital stitching process.

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The Challenge

Traditional fonts are hard to read when digitally stitched at small sizes due to production constraints. My goal was to design a font with character and legibility that can be read at any size.

 
 
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The Solution

To accommodate for limited fabric colors and the lack of anti-aliasing on rounded forms, Viking Block is built on a 6 x 9 pixel block grid.

 
 
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Construction

In digital stitching 1 pixel equates to 1 stitch. The compact grid allows for legible text in even the tightest of spaces.

 
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Application

Viking Block drawn into action for the cities and names on the “Vikings in Wooden Shoes” Scarf.

 
 
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