The Project TypeCraft
consists of four phases :
In the research phase, we conducted background research on Wayang Kulit Kelantan to understand the traditional crafts as well as letterform creation process, history and philosophy through literature reviews and hands-on workshops.
Looking at case studies of using traditional crafts techniques to create beautifully designed typefaces, we identify opportunities and gaps in infusing traditional crafts and processes with modern applications in type design.
Additionally, we have conversations and discussions with subject experts from the traditional crafts and type industry
on the landscape of arts and heritage in the modern context and applications.
Experimentation with different traditional craft mediums and techniques are conducted during the hands-on workshops to create unique letterforms.
During this stage, we also identified the presentation and hand-crafted types for further development to be used for the showcase and prototyping. Mentoring from the crafts and type experts were also took place.
Design & Prototype
This stage involved the creation of selected letterforms to be part of a collective showcase in digital form and digitalisation of selected hand-crafted type into a usable typeface.
The open source typeface is uploaded onto our website and available for download for both commercial and personal projects.