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Hunstruct

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by afrojet
see also Hunstruct Tall by afrojet


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Hunstrüct is my first attempt at designing a contemporary blackletter typeface within Fontstruct. The typeface draws inspiration from the long tradition of German Fraktur styled blackletters. The name Hunstrück is taken from a mountain range in Germany called the Hunsrück. Primarily I was aiming to build a face that would work well as a display type for gig posters and larger headlines but as I reworked the typeface I tried to strike a balance between text and display.

Big thanks goes to djnippa for his hard work in spacing this font properly.
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171 characters, 453 downloads
Created:
Mon, 13th July, 10:58 PM 2009
Last Edit:
Wed, 9th September, 6:44 PM 2009
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afrojet
afrojet Tue, 1st September, 2009


igorrossi
igorrossi Tue, 1st September, 2009

So beautiful. You rock !


shasta
shasta Tue, 1st September, 2009

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.


cayo
cayo Wed, 2nd September, 2009

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.
11/10


SquarePeg
SquarePeg Wed, 2nd September, 2009

10 points is not enough! Amazing work, afrojet!


Magic Sam
Magic Sam Wed, 2nd September, 2009

10/10.


djnippa
djnippa Wed, 2nd September, 2009

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.


Frodo7
Frodo7 Wed, 2nd September, 2009

An instant classic. 10/10


funk_king
funk_king Wed, 2nd September, 2009

marvelous medieval madness meshing mashing mixing making magnificent :)


funk_king
funk_king Wed, 2nd September, 2009

uh... magnificence :)


thalamic
thalamic Wed, 2nd September, 2009

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.


afrojet
afrojet Wed, 2nd September, 2009

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.


p2pnut
p2pnut Wed, 2nd September, 2009

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.


jmarquez
jmarquez Wed, 2nd September, 2009

Remarkable!
Great simple/clever solutions all around, wonderful work!


aphoria
aphoria Wed, 2nd September, 2009

Brilliant and beautiful.

Great samples too!


djnippa
djnippa Wed, 2nd September, 2009

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.

I've done a clone with all the spacing and kerning changes. Should I publish it so you can see?
<br/>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.

afrojet
afrojet Wed, 2nd September, 2009

@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.


djnippa
djnippa Wed, 2nd September, 2009

I've published it.


sebastianberns
sebastianberns Wed, 2nd September, 2009

I love love love this font!

Makes me think twice about publishing my own blackletter…


afrojet
afrojet Wed, 2nd September, 2009

My eternal thanks to djnippa for taking the time to improve the spacing and overall usability of this Fontstruction. Respekt.

My eternal thanks to djnippa for taking the time to improve the spacing and overall usability of this Fontstruction. Respekt.

afrojet
afrojet Thu, 3rd September, 2009

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.


aphoria
aphoria Thu, 3rd September, 2009

Love the new ones...esp the E.


gferreira_admin
gferreira_admin Fri, 4th September, 2009

Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Hunstruct” is now a Top Pick.


intaglio
intaglio Sat, 5th September, 2009

God what a masterpiece. That s is a killer.


typerider
typerider Tue, 8th September, 2009

Silly I didn't see it before. Great one!


mguerrero
mguerrero Thu, 17th September, 2009

simply great!!


thedaft
thedaft Fri, 18th September, 2009

Just great.


PhaistosDisk
PhaistosDisk Thu, 24th September, 2009

Simply Incredible!


wolfkrim
wolfkrim Tue, 29th September, 2009

Well done! Love the angled glyphs.


afrojet
afrojet Tue, 29th September, 2009

A-Pho, FS Management Services Inc., Tag, T-Ride, Daft, P-Disk, Wolfmother - Thanks for the kind words. Appreciate it much.


Steve Cullen
Steve Cullen Tue, 13th October, 2009

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.


afrojet
afrojet Tue, 13th October, 2009

Looking forward to seeing where you take it, Steve.


nialfo
nialfo Sat, 6th March, 2010

great font!


hilaryjn
hilaryjn Fri, 26th March, 2010

Lovely. Thank you.


afrojet
afrojet Thu, 15th April, 2010

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

<a href="http://www.slanted.de/eintrag/slanted-10-heavy-metal-lovers">Slanted #10 - Heavy Metal. Lovers</a> 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.
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<br/>"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. …"
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<br/>Photo lifted from <a href="http://www.slanted.de/eintrag/slanted-10-heavy-metal-lovers">slanted.de</a>

meek
meek Thu, 15th April, 2010

That rocks!


aphoria
aphoria Thu, 15th April, 2010

Yeah, that's awesome afrojet. Congrats!


Frodo7
Frodo7 Thu, 15th April, 2010

A recognition well deserved. Hunstruct is My Fave, a fascinating new face in the ever changing continuum of German blackletter tradition. Congratulations.


zen_killa
zen_killa Thu, 15th April, 2010

congrats that's really nice.
The page looks really good !


afrojet
afrojet Fri, 16th April, 2010

Thanks all. I'm pretty stoked. Can't wait to get my hands on it.


p2pnut
p2pnut Fri, 16th April, 2010

Nice one aj :)

Even though we are creatures of the web, it's great to your own work in good old print.


jmarquez
jmarquez Fri, 16th April, 2010

Very Nice, Congrats!
I see one of my favorite Modern Blackletters, Kaas by Hugo D'Alte!
Needless to say yours is just as good!


djnippa
djnippa Fri, 16th April, 2010

Excellent stuff, some truly brilliant fonts, and you're smack bang in the middle of it all. Well Done.


thalamic
thalamic Sat, 17th April, 2010

That is so cool. Totally well deserved, of course. :-)


Em42
Em42 Sat, 17th April, 2010

Great achievement: it is always exciting to see a grown-up fontstructrion to fly away from its nest!


funk_king
funk_king Sun, 18th April, 2010

congratulations on a major achievement. your work looks great in print. very natural, like it belongs there. and it does.


shericanzon1
shericanzon1 Sun, 26th September, 2010

Super classic font!You rock !


lovemachine
lovemachine Sun, 6th February, 2011

awesome!


crispycraker
crispycraker Mon, 7th February, 2011

Beautiful(: just beautiful(:


Myrtonos
Myrtonos Sun, 1st April, 2012

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?


artofobia
artofobia Mon, 11th February, 2013

tnk!


winty5
winty5 Mon, 11th February, 2013

@artofobia: What?


Aeolien
Aeolien Mon, 11th February, 2013

11/10