Archangel


The idea for this typeface design came from a track of the same name, by the electronic music artist, Burial. His music is a dark, ambient evolution of the UK Garage genre that sounds urban and modern, but at the same time mysterious and romantic.

This mix of associations suggested a modern interpretation of calligraphic blackletter, heavily vertical to reflect cityscapes, and with diagonal hairline elements evoking digital gitching. Initially an exercise in lettering, it evolved into an idea for a whole typeface.

I collaborated with James Usill who produced the glitch art presented with the typeface here. The font is available for download at Creative Market.





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