Typeface Design

Seventeen Typeface Design


What is Seventeen?

Seventeen is a bellbottomed serif typeface named after the best number (I promise I’m not biased).

It is recommended to listen to Edge of Seventeen by Stevie Nicks while scrolling through this specimen.

Let’s get into how it was made...

Seventeen Typeface Design

Drafting the Letterforms

Seventeen Typeface Design

Serifs are f*cking hard

I’m a pretty indecisive person. It took me way longer than it should have to choose if I wanted to design a serif or sans-serif for my first typeface. Ultimately, as you can tell, I chose a serif because I like the personality they hold. However, I didn’t realize how hard they were to design... especially taking into consideration this project only spanned five weeks. Big yikes.

Putting It All Together

Seventeen Typeface Design

Seventeen Typeface Design

Seventeen Typeface Design
FYI: Contrary to popular belief, Seventeen doesn’t just consist of 1 and 7


All creative direction and execution were self-directed.

This serif typeface was created within a five week span using Glyphs. All type specimen elements shown throughout this webpage were designed in Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop.

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