A contemporary take
on the blackletter
Birdy was especially created during the Graphic Design Walk as part of the London Design Festival.The event was organised by the team of GraphicBirdWatching who invited TypeTogether to participate. Whilst thinking about the project Veronika got inspired by a the logo of the Gul beer label in Iceland that uses a kind of inline blackletter. The idea for the event was to draw a new typeface live in front of the audience in one day and a blackletter seemed like a feasable option. A projector allowed visitors to follow Veronika drawing letters and gave opportunity to ask questions directly about the design process.
After the event Birdy was made available for free to download. Since then it has been exhibited at the Blacklecker exhibition in Berlin at Mota Italic, was the first header of Alphabettes and was made into a iron-on sticker at Typo Berlin.