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Developmental Commentary

Emu’s are top heavy birds with long powerful legs. Fluffy patches of feathers cover their flightless wings. This type is designed to be tall, awkward and appear flightless. The characters’ extra weight upstairs is supported with solid and powerful “legs.” I also gave the characters large decorative serifs to emulate the emu’s dry, fluffy feathers. The emu is an ugly bird, so I didn’t want to push the decorative aspect of this type too far. The emu simply isn’t that beautiful. To me, this type is almost too pretty for the emu.



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Taken on January 27, 2008