type design | greenhouse type | 2022
ORKYD is an experimental display typeface inspired by the mystique of the blooming orchid plant and the orchid mania of the 90, the must-have houseplant of the 90s. ORKYD is part of the senior thesis project Greenhouse.

Like the flower, ORKYD is a bold typeface perfect as a center piece. ORKYD grew out of the mystery of the grocery store orchid,the houseplant that is always for sale but rarely seen in the home. After many experimentations with a parallel pen, its final letter forms mimic the symmetry of an orchid’s petals and represent its uniqueness as a houseplant.

ORKYD in use

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Typefaces in use
Ivy Presto Display
authentic sans 60
diatype mono regular