Copycat typeface

Task: to create a jobbing typeface.

Copycat is a spectacular jobbing typeface with reverse contrast.

copycat cow

The face comes in two styles: regular and italic.

copycat type

The word copycat means an imitator or a simulator. The typeface imitates the Tamil and Sinhala languages, but does it superficially and not seriously.

An example from Wikipedia

Rotating the letters, increasing their size and typing random characters can create a nice pattern. It demonstrates the idea behind the typeface: something related to the Sinhala language, obscure but very beautiful.

Some of the characters from the Sinhala language became typeface ornaments.

copycat letters

If you want, you add tails to the letters and cover them with stars.

copycat star

Or draw eyes and ears.

art director

  • Artemy Lebedev

designer

  • Ksenia Erulevich

project manager

  • Anastasia Khrustaleva
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