I decided to call this typeface Paper Cut because of all the paper cuts I got while working on this project.
Ok. So here I’ve cut out paper stripes and formed them into letters, cutting here and there to let light in and playing with the shadows.
I arranged the light, took a photo and then continued the work in Photoshop. I really wanted to get the shadows right, they’re all horizontal at the bottom, and I really wanted the contrast to show! I make it sound a lot less complicated than it really was, but I guess that’s just the way it usually is.
This was way fun, but I did hate it sometimes when I couldn’t get the letters right or if I cut too much off and had to start over again. THAT was frustrating. It doesn’t sound like a big deal to rage about, but since each letter took me over 3 hours to work with I think you could understand.
So here it is, my Paper Cut.