“Shuriken” is a typeface I created and turned into a simple game with letterforms that are pieced together with three different shapes resembling Japanese shurikens, commonly referred to as throwing stars or ninja stars.
- Shuriken: ”Sword hidden in the hand”
A shuriken is a traditional Japanese concealed weapon generally used for throwing, but often both throwing and stabbing. They are sharpened, hand-held blades created from a variety of items such as needles, nails, and knives but also extend to coins, washers, and other pieces of flat metal. Commonly referred to as throwing stars, or ninja stars.
The typeface is made up of letterforms that are pieced together with three different shapes. I created three simple shapes, and experimented with piecing each together to create each letterform. The typeface is called “Shuriken”. The letterforms resemble Japanese shurikens, commonly referred to as throwing stars or ninja stars.
- The game itself is a board game in which you use pieces to create each letter of the Shuriken font. I laser cut the pieces out of wood, as well as a triangular game board which has guidelines etched into it. The board is used as a guide to piece the shapes together on, and create the various letters. A booklet is included explaining the game, displaying the alphabet, and how to piece together each letterform.