Font Shui

FONT SHUI was inspired by a style of hand-lettering illustrated in “Alphabets: Ancient & Modern,” compiled by J. B. Russell (Padell, 1946). It was referred to as “Modern Oriental Alphabet” there and no designer was named. The font blends the appearance of the most ancient Chinese characters with a sleek Art Deco style.

Font Shui_ex1Coincidentally, after completing Font Shui, I found the book cover at left. The design is by Aleksandr Rodchenko for the eponymous The Chinese Girl Sume-Cheng, from 1929. The Cyrillic letters easily adapt to the same style!

Includes caps, numbers, punctuation, and international characters.


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