复刻香港叮叮老伯英文镂空字
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项目名称 Project Name:复刻香港叮叮老伯英文镂空字 Stencil Making

客户 Client:设计从业员、艺术类学生及艺术爱好者 Designer, Art Student, Art enthusiast.

创意总监 Creative Director:梁佳 Kai Leung

艺术指导 Art Director:梁佳 Kai Leung

设计师 Designer:梁佳 Kai Leung

 

 

项目创作背景

Project Background

 

香港城区街巷随处可见喷绘在墙上的警示语、码头的提示、工地的提示、货柜的信息等镂空文字或喷绘文字,一次商案机会得到观察和记录一位在路边摆摊几十年的“写字佬(专业写字的职人)”胡丁强师傅(叮叮老伯,凿字会发出“叮...叮”响声)完整画字凿字制作过程,使用简易绘图工具画字体,圆规直尺铅笔,一笔一划从方格到处理圆弧度最后画出英文字型,然后制作镂空版字体;因为这款不修边幅存在瑕疵但具备特色的英文字体实在太吸引自己,有相当的历史感和手工质感,所以根据对叮叮老伯手画字型的分析和理解利用设计软件重新复刻这套英文大写字体,以分享给感兴趣友人共同体验多样化文字乐趣。

 

Stencil font can be seen everywhere on the streets of Hong Kong. Warnings on the wall, Stay Ferry’s warm prompts, reminders of site sign and container truck fonts.A business case opportunity to observe and record “A Handwriting Artisan”(Professional Calligraphic Artisan) Master WU TING KEUNG (Ting-Ting old men. While making stencil makes loud sound ” Ting…Ting ” from the collision of the metals. ) who has been setting up a street stall for decades.First use a simple drawing tool (compass,ruler,pencil) to draw the Latin letters. Stroke from the square to the arc and finally draw the Latin letter, and then make a stencil font.Because this imperfect but unique Latin letters style is too attractive to me. The characteristics of this stencil font have a considerable sense of history and handmade texture. So based on the understanding of the Ting-Ting’s stencil font style. I used the design software to re-engrave this set of Stencil uppercase fonts to share with interested friends to experience the fun of diversified city typography.

 

 

项目问题与解决方式

Problem Statement and Project Solution

 

做出一款复刻版的叮叮老伯英文字体,易识别简练造型好制作,同步电子文档化便于即时输出使用,亦能作为参考字样开设工作坊在有限时间内教会在场学员了解原理和逻辑,能畅顺制作出自己的手作镂空文字,是一个比想象中的难上加难的实验项目。

 

首先通过分析对比26个英文大写字母,根据制作难易程度初步划分,接着再按每个字母组成部件中: 圆弧形状、斜线造型、直横线造型进一步区分,选出极值参考,计算笔画粗细度和断笔留白位数值等,开始草图到电子化梳理每个字母制作步骤图,最后再计算手工制作字母时间和执行的难易程度。

 

Made a re-enacted version of Ting-Ting’s stencil font style. Easy to recognize, concise and well-made,synchronized electronic documentation for instant output and use. Also can be used as a reference type to open a workshop to teach students present to understand the principle and logic within a limited time. Being able to make your own hand-made Stencil font smoothly. That is an experimental project that is more difficult than imagined.

 

First, through analysis and comparison of 26 Latin Capital Letters, then it’s preliminarily divided according to the difficulty of production. Then according to the components of each letter(arc shape, clique line shape, straight and horizontal line shape)to further distinguish,select the extreme value reference. calculate the thickness of the stroke and leave the bridge within a long stroke.From the beginning of the sketch to the design software combing the diagram of each latin letter making step, and finally calculating the time and difficulty of hand-making stencil font.

 

 

创作过程 & 结果呈现

Creative Process & Result

 

创作中需重新梳理以叮叮老伯制作英文字体时的逻辑与思考方式去执行,利用几何原理做出简易版大写英文字母,制定标准和做字步骤令手工画字做字更易达成。

 

The creation of Ting-Ting’s stencil font style needs to be reorganized Master WU’s logic and thinking when making stencil.How to use geometrical principles to make simplified Latin letters, how to formulate standards and procedures to make manual hand-made easier.

 

 

如何理解项目与“人文湾区 ∙ 温暖的设计”这一主题的关联性?

How does the project reflect to the exhibition theme "Cultural Bay Area • Humanistic Design"

 

全速发展的湾区趋势下,透过观察一座城市的文字景观细微处,挖掘新型湾区都市下,如何更易让群众理解一座城的魅力不止消费主义,呼吁群众和自己多多尝试放下电子产品,重新拾起手作温度,多发现身边美好和昔日手写文字的乐趣与意义。

 

Under the trend of rapid development of Bay Area, by observing the subtleties of Urban landscape from the perspective of typography.Exploring the new Bay Area cities, how make it easier for urbanites to understand the charm of a city is not just consumerism. Call on ourselves to try to put down the electronic products more, regain the passion for hand-made, and discover the beauty around us, the fun and meaning of handwriting.