Greek Lettering research and development

With the logos I also have to create interesting and memorable team names that are presented so that they are easy to read, however they must have the greek letters integrated into the mythical creature names with the states that the team belong to wont be altered keeping them the same incase the they become harder to read.

  • Louisiana Gorgons
  • New York Minotaurs
  • Pennsylvania Pegasus

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The names are completely random, however I am not sure what the plural for Pegasus is because in Greek mythology there was only one Pegasus keeping the name singular, which is what I will be doing.

I wanted to find typefaces that would relate to ancient Greece without being too over the top and the addition of the Greek alphabet looking out-of-place. When testing different typefaces I also will have to use kerning and other letter spacing techniques to make sure that the names can be read from a distance. For this bold serif fonts that can be linked with the Greek alphabet and which have the glyphs already created would be the most useful, however I would also like to be able to experiment by altering the letter anatomy of some of the letters in the team name so that it has more emphasis on the team name.

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Here is an example of a typeface that included the Greek alphabet and used them to swap out letters that look similar such as swapping A for Lambda. The typeface features am outline around every character, which when compared at a lower size the white area between the letter and the outline are lost. The font needs to have the spacing between specific characters altered because some of the letters are too close or too far apart. When designing the name of the teams the spacing between top and bottom line of text or leading are key to make sure that there aren’t large spaces.

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Also another typeface that I am testing is GFS Didot Bold, which is aesthetically pleasing, however because of the thin weight of the characters means that the name would be lost at a distance even with this being the bold version.

http://www.greekfontsociety.gr/pages/en_typefaces20th.html

http://www.dafont.com/theme.php?cat=204

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