Using the skills I had previously learnt in the software workshops for my final typeface design, I used the Pen tool to draw a varied of long, thin lines.
These were manipulated using the anchor points and handles, allowing me to create a 'vein like' series of lines, which I put together in a suitable pattern. I
felt like a monochrome typeface alone would be slightly stark, and serious for this brief, as I wanted to do something fun and slightly more slight hearted, than my original idea of 'type anatomy'. I had experimented with this on illustrator, using a literal illustration of dissection and felt it didn't work.
I added Pantone colours to the veins in different opacities of black/grey and blue, until I had achieved the look I wanted. I wanted the colours to show fade and tonal change, to make the typeface more visually pleasing.
I chose the font 'Ribbon' to use, as the typeface has cut outs which show as a different colour when finished with a clipping mask, and is delicate but bold, like the print and concept of dissection I have chosen.
Layers and objects selected.
I added the type and created outlines on the typeface to make it an object so I can manipulate it easily. I enlarged to the desired size and positioned on top. I added a light grey background under the print which was an experiment, which I ended up liking and continuing throughout.
Letterforms were placed using rules and grids to ensure they were the same size, and laid out correctly.