Look at: Creative Bloq – how to design a typeface
Its easier to create if you know who its for or what your going to do with it. Or Have an event in mind. Could you turn derry into a typeface, create a new crest for oak county? Think about how you could show how its applied.
A-z chart of an event
Look at the psychology of how people are influenced by type at an event
Identify an area of type research that is at the forefront
Search: “Typography research projects”
Look at: University rebranding, how it was applied and shown
city icons/history/arial shots
Build: material such as macro photos exploring colours and background patterns and textures.