To create these fonts, I painted with water and dropped and flicked ink into each letter. I used the same style with each font more or less, stretching or compressing some of them but following a square look. The bottom and second from the top fonts have a more organic look to them. With the bottom one, I dropped ink twice into each letter and left it to flow and bleed into the paper in its own natural way. With the other, I took more control over the process, dropping ink at 2 or 3 points and moving the paper, sometimes adding more water to encourage the ink to flow around more.
The top one was supposed to display emphasis on the word ‘morph’ within ‘metamorphosis’, but didn’t quite work out. I didn’t want the whole word to suddenly change in font size, but gradually bulge out. Instead, ‘O’ and ‘R’ are bulging out by themselves. The end of the word, ‘osis’, is much darker than the rest of the word; this refers to the degradation, deterioration and ultimate death of Gregor. However, I don’t intend on using this font or idea in a final image or poster, so I won’t work on it any more.
To create the font third from the bottom, I painted the letters with water then flicked/sprayed ink at them by holding back the bristles of my brush then releasing them. I love how it’s captured the energy of the ink being sprayed, and the slight marble look that has resulted from the ink blobs being distorted by the water. The letters become faded towards the end, referring to Gregor’s fading identity and recognition as a family member/person.
I’m not sure any of these will work well in posters, as my imagery is going to be made up of vectors - there might be too much contrast between natural and digital media. Maybe these could work as an image by themselves? If I clean them up and maybe separate them, I’d imagine an eye-catching image could be made. One could be superimposed over another; a font could be repeated and tiled, or repeat from top to bottom with a slight overlap.