see also CHEBONE by 03lalwanig
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Just incredible ! This defies the medium. We could swear it had been made with a pencil. The forms also are beautiful, unusual an yet evident. Hope you'll find courage to go to the end. This amazing artwork really deserves it !
Amazing font for the first attempt!
PS is this for a type class at UWE?
OMG !! It's terrific, fantastic... I hope you'll end it !!
Very cool...I'm looking forward to seeing more.
any tracing used here? if not — i'll take a bow
A highly sensitive work. How funny if the theme was “reflex” instead of “decay”! ;)
As you refine the balance of these pictoglyphs, pay special attention to their relative “gray” values. Right now, A and V read as having both a higher contrast and slightly darker overall appearance.
And when you are finished outlining and shading them bones, I highly recommend your explore the creation of custom composite bricks and brick substitutions to realize different organic shading/etching/half-toning effects. Dots work well enough, but I promise: these variations may be especially useful when designing and printing your specimen book!
10/10 for concept alone!
Hello, thank you all for your amazing feedback! yes im a student at UWE, never used fontstruct before.
Will, thank you for your constructive criticism! I am currently modifying the A and the V, but what do you mean by brick substitutions for the shading? could you give an example of a better way of shading?
What a pretty (and what a hard work)!
Williaum is right, as usual. But it still rocks. I give it a 10/10, and I might just download it when it's done.
The start of another exciting/innovative season from UWE ... and what a fantastic design this is. I look forward to seeing the completed work - but it's still well worth 10/10 already.
You may now proceed to the head of the class. :-)
@hollydennis: Lovely completion! Unexpected rl exigencies have kept me from answering your question, though I have been working on creating a palette of custom bricks to share. I will try to be in touch with some examples in the next week or so...sorry in advance if that stretches beyond your school obligations.
@holly: here’s my first example of a halftone scheme that will print nicely. Luckily, your letters are far fewer bricks in height. So if you attempt to use my custom bricks to shade your glyphs they should still download.
Unfortunately, the best effect requires using 2:2 filters. This way, the halftone bricks overlap partially and perfectly and thus quadruple the apparent resolution of the image by creating intermediate tones. You will have to “grid-double” each of your glyphs (space each row and column out with an 1-brick buffer) in 1:1 and then apply the 2:2 filters to achieve this result. Good luck!
p.s. this is just one of many possible halftoning arrays. I will try to publish some more and will update you as they are ready.
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Badger Spine” is now a Top Pick.
Blogged! My sample took a while to set — Illustrator nearly choked on the font. 2.4MB!
I'm using it in a poster that i'm making to put on my potfolio :D Unfortunately, when downloaded the smallest dots turn into squares. Hope Fontstruct fix it.
@ Ramongap. Please mention it to Rob Meek. Although he is well aware of the problem since 2009. I am sure it is on his list, but obviously it's a mathematical problem that he has been aiming to resolve for some time.
It is stopping me publishing and using several of my own fonts for the same reason. The smaller the dot - the more distorted it becomes.
@Ramongap Downloads are in the TrueType font format. Even though Truetype fonts contain vector drawings and are infinitely scalable, the format has a limited resolution grid upon which control points must be placed. Because of that, with extremely high-resolution FontStructions like this, details will disappear, circles will turn into squares etc. In more extreme cases, elements may disappear completely. There's nothing much I can do about the format limits. I have tweaked a setting for this FontStruction which may improve matters slightly.
i also uwe...choose decay too>
Absolutely amazing work on the shading! 10/10 for everything!
That is pretty amazing! That's not a font, that's art!
This is exceptionally awesome!
Awesome! Once I had cloned it to get a feel of your techniques I found that it looked surprisingly easy. I've been doing a little work with larger letter sizes myself and have found great success. You can see my results here.
Get my font "SignLight", and I will make more fonts.
OMG! WTF What an amazing font!
Wow, 10 stars for sure!
dude little tip for you. Try copying the uppercase to the lowercase so people don't end up with the fontstruct f as half the characters.
btw you thoroughly kicked everyones ass with this. I love my own fonts, but holy shit your good!
This is epic. How do U do it?
Even thou its un finished Im still gonna download it!
Luar biasa :-D awesome
i could never too that
Words cannot describe how amazing this is
i'm amazed and stunned!
Beautiful work. Can't wait to try it in the wild.
Does anybody know how to use this? I download it and i get an extraction file. Then what?
WOW!!!!! And that's a modular font????
Wow! Great work! The shading is terrific. I'll surely download this once I figure out how.
It's this kinda thing that makes you wish you were better at pixel art.
The system is very long time to open a font. -_-(OS Windows 7)
Flamin' heck! Brilliant! How did you manage to create a font like that with the tools in FontStruct? Well done! Guytoon
How on earth did you do that!! Magnificent! Reejai!
love this font, I actualy joined this sight just to download it. GREAT JOB!!!
This font has incredible quality! I honestly can't see myself ever using it but amazing job! Totally downloading
oh yeah, perhaps it was veeery hard to make it!
OMG!!! I realy like!!!
This is interesting, but honestly has any one used it on a job yet? I'd love to see samples if they have. I ask because I can't see me using it for anything.
The designer used it for the titles in her book Badger Spine: http://www.hollydennisdesign.com/Badger-Spine
But that's just the book about the creation of the font 'Badger Spine'. That is not an real use situation in my eyes, and doesn't really count as a true usage.
The opening lines read:
"The following information is an account of processes that I experienced through creating the font entitled 'Badger Spine. By chance I came across the bones of a decomposed badger, I removed it from the areas it was found and soaked it in household bleach for a few days"
I ask again, of the 2013 people who have downloaded it, - Has any one actually used it? It's top of the 'Top Picks' fontstruct chart, which is shocking, as to me it has extremely low usage qualities in the real world. Is it just being given praise for being detailed?
It is praised not just for being detailed; it is an inventive concept and has been well executed. You're right, it is of little utilitarian value; however the people involved in rating it and making it a Top Pick obviously didn't think that matters. I suspect that there are a variety of reasons why people would download it, ranging from thinking it's neat and should be a choice on Word, to actually using it for titles in anything bone-themed.
Thank you for this creativity
could i pay you to make me a font?
It's so cute...I just think about the place I may use this font.
Okay hollydennis please reply-DID YOU MAKE THIS ON FONTSTRUCT OR AN EXTERNAL SOURCE.Please reply cuz im soon be working on one like that.
A subtle, inline, blackletter design. Attractive and eminently usable.
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