Color Fonts

Explore the possibilities of chromatic type

The Brief

Use color fonts to create a type poster inspired by the work of Ed Ruscha

Trim Size

US Letter/A4

Learning Points

  • Exploring available color fonts

  • Choosing alternates

  • Combining type and image



Fonts Used



Ever since the first letterforms were set in lead, typefaces have been a single color — usually black. That single color would roll across the plate, then impress upon the paper, and that was that.

This limitation has held true through all the ups and downs of typography, from letterpress through letraset to True Type fonts and beyond. The letter was a shape: The shape could have but one color — ’twas ...

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