Ana Macias

Test Set

Test Set is a one of a kind typeface with a hidden meaning.

As a personal project, I was always drawn to Rorschach testing for the beautiful ink blots. There was no exploration of it in a typeface form, so I decided to come up with "Test Set," a palindrome for its set of equally mirrored letters. Each letter was created using an ink and fold method, so that you could achieve that distinct ink blot look. Letters that weren't exactly symmetrical required a mix of folds to achieve their end result. The concept behind this too was that you could take any of the letterforms at any point in time, scale it in size, and use it as a test of its own. For this reason, after trials and trials of inking, the complete set of letters are in my opinion the ones that could potentially be seen as something else.