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Meat Typeface | Vale.Rocks
Slightly Disturbing Typeface

Meat Typeface

I’m near certain that most people, at some point, have fantasised about wielding meat as a writing tool. Well, you needn’t wait any longer, as my meat typeface fulfils that dream.

The brief I received during my Certificate IV in Design was to create a typeface. As long as it had the entire alphabet, both upper and lowercase, anything went. I thought long and hard before settling on meat.

For a fleeting moment, I considered using actual meat but thought better and instead took it as a wonderful opportunity to learn about Adobe Illustrator’s 3D tools. Using some interesting texturing, I managed to concoct a fleshy, meaty typeface.

I learned a lot about letter forms during the process and ended up spending a lot of time waiting for Illustrator to compute my 3D shapes. I think it was worth it in the end, as the output was certainly interesting.

The words 'Meat Font' written in red meat. In some places the meat is missing exposing skeletal letters underneath.