I designed my first typeface, "Juanrobo", to abstract the Latin based alphabet by playing up the traits that make each letterform recognizable. I looked at other alphabets like Cyrillic, Greek, and Phoenician to help make my font feel coehesive.
This triptych was created as an exploration of mediums while also trying to illustrate the history of the word "goodbye". Originally the phrase "God be with ye," it eventually was contracted to "Godbwye" before resulting into it's usage today. The images were created to mimic the different time periods in which each form was used (illuminated manuscript, woodblock print, and computer screen). I also chose to illustrate how the meaning may have changed over time. From a warm send off to a cold, calculated finality.
I used watercolor washes and scanned textures to develop the style of each image.