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kangaroo | by jeremy pettis
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Developmental Commentary

As you may already know, the kangaroo hops instead of walking. So for this type I chose to make the letters have a rounded bounce to them. The rounded pieces are used as transitions from one latter to the next. If that wasn’t literal enough, I thought I’d add a more obvious bounce to the descender (tail) on the G. Kangaroo’s heads and front paws are tiny when compared with their lower halves. To translate this into my type I made the ascenders drastically shorter than the G’s descender. What else are kangaroos known for? That’s right, their pocket. To achieve this I decided to use the A to N and the A to R transitions/connections to emulate warm pockets.



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Taken on January 27, 2008