A personal project completed in Summer 2020. An exploration in typography design.

Tools Used

Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Glyphs, Blender


Pressure is a font inspired by the square shape of DSA profile keycaps, retro keyboards such as the >Space Cadet, and fonts featured in science-fiction movies.

I first designed the font as monospaced with the cap height and width the same length so that it would fit the shape of the keycaps. I then made a proportional style that would be used on the modifier keys where full words would be spelled out. Finally I rendered the font onto a set of DSA keycaps in Blender. The color choices and word choices were made to evoke science-fiction space travel.

The font files are available for download >here.