Drone is a deliberately misproportioned typeface, inspired by hand-drawn lettering found in Spanish/Hispanic Catholic churches in the Philippines and Los Angeles. These naive letterforms appeared to be ‘copies of copies’ – and in aiming to recreate the beauty of the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel they instead created something unique with its own charm and beauty. As a curious aside, the forms are reminiscent of those found in 16th century English calligraphy too.
Drone is a low hum, an monotonous dirge, a endless stream of instructions. It is the advertising that surrounds us every day, that is programmed to validate our aspirations, reinforce our insecurities and play on our fears. Drone is something you don’t want to hear. It is the sound of impending disaster.