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Highheel typeface by zummi Highheel typeface by zummi
:heart: AVAILABLE AS A PRINT NOW!!!!!!! :heart: [link] :D


typeface inspired by high heels. thought i'd include my rationale here as this was a project i did for my Letterforms&Calligraphy class, to give you a rough idea on how i came up with it ;)

This was a fun project overall because I got the chance to explore a diverse and massive collection of High-heeled shoes, which was the main inspiration for the typeface that I have created. In the same way, I have also thoroughly enjoyed the whole process of challenging myself in creating this typeface as I have always used to have this crazy idea that creating a font was one of the hardest things to do in graphic design and going ahead with this project has surely proved me wrong.

My inspiration for this typeface comes from High-heeled Shoes as I have mentioned earlier. I searched the internet for pictures of high-heeled shoes, read a bit about its background, and made rough sketches using pencil in order to see whether it would be possible to make a whole alphabet set out of it.

As I progressed, I was eager to experiment with different styles and forms however it turned out harder than I had expected. For instance, what disappointed me most was that it was definitely hard to fit certain letter forms into the dynamic shapes of shoes. O for example, if it was to resemble a shoe, should I either twist it or draw a shoe inside an O? For which I settled with taking out an element of the shoe, which was a shoe strap, then shaped it as an O just so that something else would not look too out of shape. As I continued further I faced other obstacles. My first thought was to create a combination of different styles of shoes, but later I was advised to create a more uniform version of it that included a single style of shoe. It was fun however, to explore the various possibilities in how a single shoe can be shaped into the letters of the alphabet.
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Highheel typeface by ~zummi is a very fun and playful, yet very recognizable and original take on the alphabet. ( Suggested by iamsansan and Featured by arhcamt )
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dragnrydr Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
I love it!  I just saw an alpha using that font.  Where can we find it?  Great job!
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:iconkketring:
kketring Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
may I use this font? 
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:iconfutub8:
futub8 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
You have available to download?
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:iconitzurcrayons:
itzurcrayons Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
creative
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:iconmguarascio:
mguarascio Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
Can't this to download
love it
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:icondendenadv:
Dendenadv Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
Hi Zummi,

I'm an Italian art director of an adv agency. I'd like to know if this typeface can be bought and used for advertising (direct marketing, direct mailing and web rights). If so, how much would it cost? And what kind of file could you give us (a psd with the letters and backgrounds on different levels, fo example?). Please, let me know as soon as possible, answering me at:

denise.lauro@forchets.com

Have a nice day.

Denise
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:iconredtapephoto:
RedTapePhoto Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011   Photographer
Fantastic work!
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:iconzummi:
zummi Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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:icondemonportal:
demonportal Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
Very creative and original! I'm blown away! :iconcheerplz:
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:iconzummi:
zummi Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!!!!! :love:
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:iconjeshikalee:
JeshikaLee Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
I love and collect heels (but never wear them, my feet are too manly for the delicate little things) - and I love this font!
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:iconzummi:
zummi Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconhomie-san:
Homie-san Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Student General Artist
I'm currently in the baby stages of typography, so this is a true inspiration! Do you mind if I use it in class as an example for the future? I will give full credit.
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:iconzummi:
zummi Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Hello :) Suer, go ahead :)
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:iconof-ice:
of-ice Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
Love it.
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:iconzummi:
zummi Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconxzendai:
xZendai Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This was definately cute and playful! I like it.
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:iconzummi:
zummi Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thank u :)
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:iconplasticandy:
plasticandy Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
notcot.org featured you a few days ago ;)
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:iconzummi:
zummi Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
really? can i have the link please :)

thanks for letting me know :D!!
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:iconplasticandy:
plasticandy Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009
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:iconnymphont:
nymphont Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
EXCELLENT!
:winner:
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:iconzummi:
zummi Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank u!! :D
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:iconbull7:
Bull7 Featured By Owner May 11, 2009
WOW awesome, after this im your fan :D
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:iconzummi:
zummi Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
haha, thank u! :blush:
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:iconmadmax-69:
madmax-69 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009
Great fonts. Amazingly creative idea! :)
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:iconzummi:
zummi Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thank u!
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:iconlindaannbound:
lindaannbound Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009
I love everything to with "High Heels" and Seeing
a Font for this Footwear Is Great.I would love to see a set based on your "idea of different types
of shoes".AAA+++is My Grade for your work!!


Luv, Linda Ann
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:iconzummi:
zummi Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank u so much! hehehehe!!! :D
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:iconpwnasarus-rex17:
pwnasarus-rex17 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009   Digital Artist
wow this is very creative,, nice job :D
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:iconzummi:
zummi Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconpwnasarus-rex17:
pwnasarus-rex17 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009   Digital Artist
np
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:iconquiet-riot:
quiet-riot Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
that's gorgeous!
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:iconzummi:
zummi Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :)
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:iconvivayne:
vivayne Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008
THis is gorgeous... wish we could use it.. brilliant! Absolutely love it!!
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:iconzummi:
zummi Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconjd3:
JD3 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you are featured on smasing magazine: [link]

i wish it was an actual font!
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:iconzummi:
zummi Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
WOW THAT'S AWESOME NEWS!!!
*totally shocked*
Thanks for letting me know :)

& I'm also considering making it a real font...
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:iconacupoffrench:
ACupOfFrench Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008
My jesus.
Thats seriously AMAZING.
Great work miss!
Im faving it.
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:iconzummi:
zummi Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :)
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:iconsinendra:
sinendrA Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008
exxlant idea :rose:
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:iconzummi:
zummi Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
thanks ^^
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:iconstephaniejam:
StephanieJam Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
Fantastic job! I'm thinking about going into graphic design and this work inspires me to pursue that : )
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:iconzummi:
zummi Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
wow thank u, glad u like it :)
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:iconforeverorange:
foreverorange Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008
amazing
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:iconzummi:
zummi Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :D
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:iconcmykid:
cmykid Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008
1 word
AMAZING!!
:D
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:iconzummi:
zummi Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thannk you! :D
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:iconsimbelmine:
Simbelmine Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooooh, purrfect.
I'm a shoe addict, I wish it was a font :D
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