[ t y p o g r a p h y ]
Patria is a typeface that I created based on an old soil map of Sarawak, a state in Malaysia, and also where I was born and raised. Having lived in Singapore for 7 years and realising that not many know of its existence has made me feel all the more proud and protective of my motherland. Largely undeveloped and uninhabited, Sarawak is a natural wonderland, a wild rustic place, the essence of which I wanted to display with my typeface. I wanted to create something that not only spreads awareness about Sarawak, but also one that demonstrates what it truly means to be Sarawakian – a little quirky, a little fun, a little out of the ordinary.
I have designed both uppercase and lowercase alphabets as well as numbers and basic symbols in both solid and outlined fonts.