Late this year, before we were feeling festive, the guys at Type Worship asked us whether we would be interested in taking part in a type and lettering advent calendar… The idea was simple, each day on the run up to Christmas a different designer or artist would create a custom number to be revealed on the blog. So getting into the Christmas spirit, we said yes. Having been given day 14, we set to work on coming up with a playful design using only type. Deciding to forego the number route, we turned to the Roman numerals for inspiration. Once we had the seed of an idea, we got our wood type out and started to create our submission. A little festive fun. And here it is.
The number and details are set in 36pt Placard and 14pt Monotype Caslon
It’s only half way through the month so lots of other numbers and artists to be revealed, and 1 – 13 are well worth a look too! See them all on