Victorian typeface designer Brian O’Connell has been designing and designing and design consulting for over 25 years.
He’s known for his hand-drawn typefaces and he’s created a range of typefaces for the past two decades.
But his recent work with typefaces, including the Victorian Gothic typeface, is one of the most striking and creative work he’s done.
“I’m constantly looking at the trends and the types of things we’re seeing today,” O’Neill told news.com, “and I always thought the Victorian typefaces were the best of the bunch.
They really stood out.
I was a little bit of a nerd when it came to typefaces.
They were simple, they were very readable and they were distinctive.” “
But I think in a way they were perfect.
They were simple, they were very readable and they were distinctive.”
One of O’Neil’s best-known typefaces is the Victorian, which he first created for the Melbourne Institute of Fine Arts in the mid-1980s.
In 1984 he was awarded the Victorian Grosvenor Award for Excellence in Typography.
“The typeface was actually the first piece of the studio that I had,” O-Neill said.
“As a student I was very interested in typefaces,” O’-Neill said, “so it’s kind of hard to find out what the Victorian was actually based on. “
“When I first started I had a very narrow vision of the typeface. “
I just wanted it to look like a letter ‘V’. “
When I first started I had a very narrow vision of the typeface.
I just wanted it to look like a letter ‘V’.
I was really fascinated by how people used it, and I thought it was an extremely interesting typeface.”
It took him years to find the right proportions.
“One of the things that I learned from this Victorian Gothic was that it had to be a little wider than the letter ‘G’,” O’Neills said.
When he finally came up with a good proportions, he had to tweak them.
“My favourite typeface to use was the Victorian because it’s so expressive,” O-‘Neills recalled.
If it’s not quite right, I’ll tweak it. “
So if I find something really appealing, I just use that.
If it’s not quite right, I’ll tweak it.
I don’t want to go in and tweak it too much.”
O’Connors Victorian Gothic is used in the museum’s collection for display.
“For me it’s more of a transitional typeface,” O-, said.
“The Victorian is one I’m really proud of,” he said.
A Victorian Gothic by Brian O. O’Niello.
“Because I love Victorian Gothic and it’s such an iconic type, I’ve always been fascinated by it.”
When O’Conners Victorian Gothic first appeared, the typefaces on display were a bit limited.
“To be honest, I couldn’t find a Victorian Gothic in my library,” he laughed.
“But the museum got in touch and they sent me a print of one of their printings.
They sent me the image of the Victorian and I just loved it.”
The print was then used to design the Victorian in the Museum’s studio.
“They’ve really put a lot of effort into designing a typeface that’s a bit different than other typefaces that are being used in our collection,” O’, said.
O-, is also a big fan of the design of the Victoria.
“There’s nothing like it, I mean there’s no other typeface in existence that has such a clean, crisp, and elegant look to it,” O’s said.
He was inspired to design a Victorian because he thought of his wife and daughter when he was designing the Victorian.
“She has a lot more energy and I think she likes Victorian Gothic a lot,” O’.
Niellos wife told news,com.ae.
“A lot of times, when people think of a type designer, they think of someone who looks like her, and that’s really what I wanted to do.”
“She’s a type girl,” O said.
‘A bit of an oddball’ O’Donoghue, a Victorian type designer and lecturer at the University of Western Sydney, said that while it’s nice to see a new designer taking the reigns of Victorian type, the types aren’t always easy to get your hands on.
“When you look at the history of Victorian types, it really takes a while to find them,” O-.
But O-Donnells success with Victorian Gothic has been aided by the fact that it’s available for free download, meaning