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I am Hexatype 2013

Joshua Avenall


Hexatype 2013 is dedicated to my family, friends, and professors who have pushed me to do great things and to constantly improve my work as a designer.

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Greetings Human, I am Hexatype 2013, the worlds first Hexagon based geometric sans-serif typeface. I represent the future of typography in graphic design. Let me tell you a little bit about myself.


The Big Idea

I was created as an expansion to the geometric sans-serif category of typefaces. Before my creation there were only four categories: Circular, Square, Elliptical and Triangular, each category representing what the typeface is based off of. I am unique because I do not fit into any of these categories; I am based off of a hexagon. Hexagons offer the pleasant curves of a circle and the rigidness of a square into one package, which is where I come in. I bridge the two categories to create a typeface that is the best of both worlds. I am the next generation typeface of tomorrow, a perfect geometric typeface that can be used for both display and copy. Welcome to the future.

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The Beginning

I began my life as every other typeface, as nothing more than an unrealized idea. The idea for me was that I would expand the Geometric Sans-Serif class of typefaces. I look nothing like my original vision either. Let me show you.

This is what the original minuscules, Numbers, and a few symbols looked like. This set of characters was based on hexagons with a pointed bottom. The grid shows that the minuscules were based off of a 3X3 grid with a ascender/descender hight of two units.

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This is my original set of majuscules, again based off of a hexagon with a pointed bottom. The original sketches were based off of a 5X5 grid.

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This is the second set of minuscules designed for me. This set is still based off of the same dimensions as the first set; however, this time it is based off of a hexagon with a flat bottom.

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This is the second set of majuscules designed for me. This set is still based off of the same dimensions as the first set; however, this time it is based off of a hexagon with a flat bottom.

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My majuscules were not working out with a 5x5 grid, no matter what was changed. So a final set of characters was created based on a 3x5 grid. These characters became my final characters, with a few modifications here and there.

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Digital Process The process of becoming a typeface in the computer was the next step. I was constructed one character at a time in Adobe Illustrator using several premeasured hexagons and strait lines. Here is an Illustration showing the process of creating the minuscule b.

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Digital Characters Here are several of my original letter forms, before I was made into an actual working typeface. I now have smaller ascenders and descenders which make me more legible.

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Now I would like for you to get to know me a little better. Hexatype 2013


MY MAJUSCULES

ABCDEFGHIJ KLMNOPQRS TUVWXYZ

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MY MINUSCULES

abcdefghij klmnopqrs tuvwxyz

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MY NUMBERS AND SYMBOLS

1234567890 (.,:;’”!?&$)

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How should I be used in design?

I am a really good typeface; however, I am not perfect fot every single situation.

I should be mainly used for Headings and display. I am clearly legible at these large sizes. At small sizes like this I am still fairly legible and redable, but I am not as good as I could be; please don’t use me at these sizes or for body copy. Instead use a serif typeface like my friend Garamond.

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You should also know that I work best when my tracking value is equal to my size value.


Here are some examples of type pairing with me. With Garamond

With Bodoni

With Futura

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