I am Ariel Cotton.  I'm an artist, UI/UX designer, & maker of interactive things.

I craft beautiful, human-centered interfaces for web and mobile applications. I draw and write comics about life in Berlin and New York City. I even tinker with electronics and make interactive art from time to time.


Circuitype

I designed a typeface based on the forms that circuit traces take. I have always been fascinated by the look and shapes of circuit traces, and for a while I searched for an opportunity to use them in a graphic design. The ultimate result was this typography experiment.

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typography, typeface design


Ariel Cotton Visual Design Experimental Typography Circuit Type
Ariel Cotton Visual Design Experimental Typography Circuit Type

I started with big, bulky letter shapes…

Ariel Cotton Visual Design Experimental Typography Circuit Type

…and eventually created the circuit trace forms to superimpose on them.

Ariel Cotton Visual Design Experimental Typography Circuit Type

I experimented with different stroke weights for the traces to see how they would look:

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