see also Hunstruct Tall by afrojet
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So beautiful. You rock !
Well, what can you say... Excellence at first attempt! Awesome stuff as always from you. :)
As for the kerning: definitely a font that could benefit from a letter-to-letter kerning function... Rumor has it this is on the roadmap for a future version of fontstruct.
Your stuff is always enlightening.
I wish I had the same understanding of Blackletter styles to create something as good as this one, but I'm kind of "font blind" in that area. I'm a sans kind of guy :)
I love how the 2 diagonals in the upper left of the a, o, q and 8 make a subtle curve.
And I also dig how the circles around @ and copyright glyphs got solved. Simple yet very practical.
10 points is not enough! Amazing work, afrojet!
Truly brilliant 10/10.
Cool Sample as always, you always impress.
Have you sorted out the advanced spacing with it yet, as a few letters look a bit suspect.
An instant classic. 10/10
marvelous medieval madness meshing mashing mixing making magnificent :)
uh... magnificence :)
I love the way how you've used the two angles to your advantage. Very pleasant result. The i j dots and the quotes are particularly well done.
Thanks all for the encouragement. Everyone's recent work has been crushing so hard that I really wanted to step up my game.
@cayo I have to admit that I was a bit "font blind" myself to the blackletter. Only when I studied the amazing work of other Fontstruct blackletter pioneers did my eyes begin to focus on the silhouette of the form. As is the case with many things, just diving in and getting my hands dirty with it proved to be entirely eye opening. Still learning, but perhaps now I'm only half blind. I encourage you to explore the style. You'll learn a ton.
@djnippa Good sir, thrust upon this 'Struction your wisdom of advanced spacing. I've tried many things and now my quiver of ideas is depleted. Short of real kerning and spacing, I'm not sure where to push, pull, deflate, and heave.
@funk_king My mind melts - magnificently malnourished - managing my majuscule malpractice.
@thalamic I use all the angles to my advantage. Until they betray me. Then I kill 'em.
It's all been said, most elequently, above. All that is left for me is to give it well earned 10 and stand back in awe.
Great simple/clever solutions all around, wonderful work!
Brilliant and beautiful.
Great samples too!
I've done a clone with all the spacing and kerning changes. Should I publish it so you can see?
I've basically changed the spacing on every character, and you can adjust the letter spacing using the Advanced Spacing in Preview to what ever you desire. I settled for 2.5.
@djnippa. Oh yes! Please publish and I'll make a clone to decipher your accomplishment. Then I'll apply to this font. Thank you so much for taking the time to add your skills to make this font better.
I've published it.
I love love love this font!
Makes me think twice about publishing my own blackletter…
My eternal thanks to djnippa for taking the time to improve the spacing and overall usability of this Fontstruction. Respekt.
This is turning into a nice collaboration. Thanks to djnippa, I've updated B,E,F,P, Z and f. Original letters can still be found in the Extended set.
Love the new ones...esp the E.
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Hunstruct” is now a Top Pick.
God what a masterpiece. That s is a killer.
Silly I didn't see it before. Great one!
Well done! Love the angled glyphs.
A-Pho, FS Management Services Inc., Tag, T-Ride, Daft, P-Disk, Wolfmother - Thanks for the kind words. Appreciate it much.
Beautiful. I'm using it this month. If you want to see how it ends up, check http://www.behance.net/stevecullen/Frame around mid-November.
Looking forward to seeing where you take it, Steve.
Lovely. Thank you.
Slanted #10 - Heavy Metal. Lovers is out. Pick up your copy to see some great examples of modern blackletters. I'm pleased to have my FontStruction's HunStrüct and HunStrüct Tall featured in the 'Fontlabels, Fonts and Families' section. For my sample I chose to do a Heavy Metal valentine to some of the metal giants that have influenced me over the years.
"In “Heavy Metal. Lovers.” we look into blackletter fonts and their modern applications. Slanted presents the innovative work of Invisible Creature (Seattle), historic type-treasures from the archives of Linotype (Bad Homburg) and Klingspor Museum (Offenbach), the photo documentation “True Norwegian Black Metal” from Peter Beste (New York) etc. …"
Photo lifted from slanted.de
Yeah, that's awesome afrojet. Congrats!
A recognition well deserved. Hunstruct is My Fave, a fascinating new face in the ever changing continuum of German blackletter tradition. Congratulations.
congrats that's really nice.
The page looks really good !
Thanks all. I'm pretty stoked. Can't wait to get my hands on it.
Nice one aj :)
Even though we are creatures of the web, it's great to your own work in good old print.
Very Nice, Congrats!
I see one of my favorite Modern Blackletters, Kaas by Hugo D'Alte!
Needless to say yours is just as good!
Excellent stuff, some truly brilliant fonts, and you're smack bang in the middle of it all. Well Done.
That is so cool. Totally well deserved, of course. :-)
Great achievement: it is always exciting to see a grown-up fontstructrion to fly away from its nest!
congratulations on a major achievement. your work looks great in print. very natural, like it belongs there. and it does.
Super classic font!You rock !
Beautiful(: just beautiful(:
Another attempt is a font called Moyenage, which even inclueds most Cyrillic characters. I know of one other Blackletter font, Blonde Fraktur which also supports Cyrillic but neither include either the big or little yus. Could Cyrillic characters be added to Hunstrüct?
A very even, handwritten flow despite the inherent rigidity of its forms. The sprightly, angular effect is reminiscent of the lively lettering found in mid-century advertising.
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