Letterscape is a typeface inspired by vernacular typography of South Bristol and its heritage of industrial, 19th Century signage. Letterscape can be used primarily as a signage typeface or a header font, but it can also work for short paragraphs of text. It supports English and Polish. The design process was preceded by a photographic study of architectural lettering in one of Bristol’s quarters, Bedminster, and archives collected by Know Your Place Bristol Maps and Bristol Museum’s M Shed. It was created to explore and express this typographical heritage, that often remains hidden from sight or unnoticed. Designed as a master project at University of the West of England by Renia Maj.
What is important is to reinterpret the beauty that you have found in a contemporary way, to acknowledge that it exists in a different society now.
– Jonathan Barnbrook