ALGORITHM – Annabel Kers

 

 

Hey Annabel, how do you like Helvetica?
I really like Helvetica. The typeface looks simple, but turns out to be quite complex when you dive into the details. It also is a great base to create new typefaces from.

What did you try to change on the original Helvetica with this hack?
For my Helvetica Hack I gave myself an algorithm to follow for every single character. I divided the characters into 4×4 and I pulled the corners outward, and by this creating ALGORITHM. It was a very pleasant way of working, because it was fast, and that made it possible to try a lot of different options. ALGORITHM is the option I was most satisfied with in the end.