Sierra Ford


font design

May 2021

Using the software Glyphs, the font “Honeydew” was designed. It was inspired by “Cooper Black”, a universally known font with rounded corners that protrude the common ascender and descender lines. Honeydew take this same idea, but adds serifs and a diagonal stress. This font is used for display purposes as the contrasting weights do not work well with body text. As an experimental introduction to type design, Honeydew serves as an homage to a well-known font and a deep exploration of letterforms, creating a personal appreciation for the art form of typography and designers of complicated and highly successful fonts.