Viking Block is a custom typeface designed for the digital stitching process.
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.
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.
In digital stitching 1 pixel equates to 1 stitch. The compact grid allows for legible text in even the tightest of spaces.
Viking Block drawn into action for the cities and names on the “Vikings in Wooden Shoes” Scarf.