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Comic Sans biscuits are going to RSA


They’re keeping my business cards company. Food bribes are kind of my thing.

Finished baked typeface project

It’s finally complete.

It was going to be a book, but the final outcome is a set of postcards of the baked typefaces, with the recipe and a bit about the typeface on the back.

I’m hoping to carry this project on in my own time as this is just a sample for an idea that I’d like to get professionally produced at some point because I’ve had such incredible feedback from it. For now, I had to stop at 6 typefaces because at around ¬£10 a typeface to create it was getting a little expensive for my student budget.

Even more baked typefaces

I’ve been doing more baked typefaces with a view to eventually making a book. I think. The idea was originally to do an A-Z but I definitely won’t have the time, so I don’t really know where it’s going yet.

What a way to make a livin’

Last month I visited some studios in Amsterdam (again), which involved another really enjoyable visit to Dolly Rogers. As a thank you for once again putting me through their unique form of torture – Powerpoint Karaoke – and giving me some really great feedback on my work, I created a little something for them:

The poster has now found a happy new home in the Dolly Rogers studio.

More baked typefaces

You might remember a few months ago I started venturing into the world of the typeface as a baked good. I forgot about that for a couple of months, but as I would quite like it in my portfolio soon, I set about doing a few more today.

Gill Sans digestive biscuitThe Gill Sans digestive. Humble, inherently British and not too showy.

American Typewriter Oreo typeface cookieThe American Typewriter Oreo. An all-American classic. Turns out that Oreo batter is not an easy medium for creating typefaces, hence the cracks and wonkiness. I also ran out of batter for a lowercase letter, but by this time I was getting a bit angry with it so I let it go.

My housemates fully endorse this project, because it means there’s a fresh supply of biscuits for them to get rid of.

Comic Sans cookies

Behold: everyone’s favourite eyesore font in all it’s biscuity glory!

This is for a little side project – an A-Z of cakey typefaces. The history, usage and aesthetics of each typeface determine what form of baked good they’ll take and obviously Comic Sans (shortbread with rainbow icing, marshmallows and a LOT of hundreds and thousands) was an easy one so I started with that. Hopefully eventually I’ll end up with all 26 on a large poster or something.

Bite Off More Than You Can Chew

That’s right… biscuit typography!! I’ve been thinking for ages about doing something like this – annoyingly Anna Garforth got there first and has done a better job than I ever could have. It’s beautiful though. I wonder if there’s a job out there that just requires someone to make typography out of foodstuffs? If there is, I want it.

More incredible stuff like this on her website.