The Baths

‘The Baths’ is a proposed upper-case only display typeface inspired by the indoor swimming pool of The Western Baths. Through archival research and observations of the pool, I plan to create a display typeface that celebrates and embodies the key features of The Western Baths, focusing on the interior architecture and the movement found within its traditional fixtures such as the trapeze and travelling ring set. ‘The Baths’ is a nickname that is used by the local community in which the typeface takes its name, highlighting the close relationship between the members and the pool. I want the type to convey the nostalgia and familiarity felt by the community of Hillhead and how its members know ‘the baths’ by.