Netflix’s Black Mirror is one of my favorite shows of the past 10 years. My favorite episode, San Junipero, became an Emmy-award winning hit. My love for that episode inspired me to create a typeface using Gotham Bold as its base. Since the episode is set partly in the 1980s and in a utopian future, I wanted to design the typeface to reflect both. The thin patterned lines set within the hollowed-out letterforms helps create the retro/sci-fi feel.
I wanted to have fun with this retro-themed brush script, Signatura. By modifying the typeface’s ligatures and ascenders, I was able to create a playful catchphrase that’s ready for t-shirts, buttons, and mugs.