British design magazine Grafik asked me to contribute the April 2010 edition of their monthly “Letterform Column,” in which a guest writer discusses one letterform from one design. I chose to write about my work on the first of Ruzicka’s Studies, since I’ve been thoroughly immersed in that project. Read the full article after the jump.
This ‘g’ encapsulates the understated elegance and idiosyncrasies that first captivated me in Rudolph Ruzicka’s masterful designs. Yet I struggled with this particular letterform as it stubbornly resisted my attempts to integrate it into a functional typeface.