Brief: To design a stencil font that could be used in titles or for logos. I wanted to create an alphabet that looked completely original, featuring unusual glyphs that would distinguish it from other fonts.
Flowgo started life as a collection of sketches I made during a long train journey. Rather than focusing on "upper case" & "lower case" glyphs, I wanted to create a "mono height" alphabet, whereby all the characters have the same height. This meant that I could take the original features found in the "lower case g" glyph & incorporate them into my design, alongside the blocky features found in the "upper case H" glyph.
I decided to keep most of the glyphs formed of two fairly geometric parts (divided by a small channel of white space), with the exception of the "M & N". In transferring my idea into Illustrator, I could create many of the characters by borrowing elements from existing characters. So although Flowgo features some unusual glyphs, by doing this, the alphabet would retain some consistency about it.
Finally, I tweaked each glyph in FontLab & set the kerning, before publishing Flowgo as a TTF & OTF (available for download at the top of this page).