You need to find a piece of text, a brief quotation, from any source, which you are going to visualise using your new type. Consider carefully the qualities of the type you have created and how connections could be made with the content/meaning of your text.
I began to use my wire font creations as objects of which to illustrate. I started by drawing them as I saw them and from there developed my drawings into letterforms. I chose to focus on the wire nest and ultimately a bird's nest typeface evolved.
I took inspiration from my local area for the quote and the idea that a nest is a home which has been designed and built for the purpose of raising a family:
"The Traditional Lake District Home-
An established, substantial structure bursting with
rustic charm; ideal for a growing young family."
Initial colour sketches:
Final typeface illustrations:
Full Font Name:
Final Poster complete with quote:
Alternative Design; in the style of the old Victorian botanical illustrations complete with "annotation":