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Badger Spine

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by hollydennis
see also CHEBONE by 03lalwanig


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Description:
This font was created around the theme of decay. I took inspiration from shapes and forms within the pieces of a badger's spine and manipulated them to construct the alphabet. Here is my blog :) > http://hollydennis.tumblr.com/ website> www.hollydennisdesign.com
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36 characters, 2174 downloads
Created:
Sat, 15th October, 12:26 PM 2011
Last Edit:
Thu, 12th April, 3:08 PM 2012
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Discussion

Abneurone Fluid Types
Abneurone Fluid Types Tue, 25th October, 2011

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 !


cablecomputer
cablecomputer Tue, 25th October, 2011

Amazing font for the first attempt!


oscarsaundersuwe
oscarsaundersuwe Tue, 25th October, 2011

Unbelievable... 10/10


truth14ful
truth14ful Tue, 25th October, 2011

AWESOME 10/10
PS is this for a type class at UWE?


chloe5972
chloe5972 Tue, 25th October, 2011

OMG !! It's terrific, fantastic... I hope you'll end it !!


aphoria
aphoria Tue, 25th October, 2011

Very cool...I'm looking forward to seeing more.


regular_one
regular_one Tue, 25th October, 2011

any tracing used here? if not — i'll take a bow


will.i.ૐ
will.i.ૐ Tue, 25th October, 2011

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!


hollydennis
hollydennis Tue, 25th October, 2011

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?


elmoyenique
elmoyenique Tue, 25th October, 2011

What a pretty (and what a hard work)!


xenophilius
xenophilius Tue, 25th October, 2011

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.


p2pnut
p2pnut Wed, 26th October, 2011

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.


thalamic
thalamic Wed, 2nd November, 2011

You may now proceed to the head of the class. :-)


will.i.ૐ
will.i.ૐ Wed, 2nd November, 2011

@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.


will.i.ૐ
will.i.ૐ Thu, 3rd November, 2011

@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.

@holly: <a href="http://fontstruct.com/fontstructions/show/555333">here’s</a> 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.
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<br/>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!
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<br/>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.

tucktuck
tucktuck Thu, 17th November, 2011

Amazing typeface!


meek
meek Fri, 18th November, 2011

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


zemiguelcardoso@gmail.com
zemiguelcardoso@gmail.com Thu, 1st December, 2011

Great!


Stewf
Stewf Thu, 8th December, 2011

Blogged! My sample took a while to set — Illustrator nearly choked on the font. 2.4MB!


ramongap
ramongap Wed, 14th December, 2011

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.


djnippa
djnippa Wed, 14th December, 2011

@ 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.


meek
meek Wed, 14th December, 2011

@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.


open1092
open1092 Mon, 26th December, 2011

wow,nice 1.
i also uwe...choose decay too>


Skipper Lee
Skipper Lee Mon, 26th December, 2011

Absolutely amazing work on the shading! 10/10 for everything!


mjmckenzie4444
mjmckenzie4444 Wed, 4th January, 2012

That is pretty amazing! That's not a font, that's art!


aerolynx
aerolynx Wed, 25th January, 2012

This is exceptionally awesome!


EagleSoar97
EagleSoar97 Sat, 28th January, 2012

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.


EagleSoar97
EagleSoar97 Sat, 28th January, 2012

http://fontstruct.com/fontstructions/show/fw_key_frame


EagleSoar97
EagleSoar97 Sat, 28th January, 2012

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.


font287
font287 Fri, 17th February, 2012

Get my font "SignLight", and I will make more fonts.


NinjaX
NinjaX Mon, 26th March, 2012

OMG! WTF What an amazing font!


zachariffic
zachariffic Thu, 5th April, 2012

Wow, 10 stars for sure!


Humanserver837
Humanserver837 Thu, 12th April, 2012

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!


hi-ya
hi-ya Mon, 23rd April, 2012

This is epic. How do U do it?


Azmir
Azmir Thu, 31st May, 2012

Even thou its un finished Im still gonna download it!
:-) :)


kur41
kur41 Mon, 4th June, 2012

Luar biasa :-D awesome


kainuri
kainuri Mon, 9th July, 2012

i could never too that


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Z66
Z66 Sat, 28th July, 2012

Words cannot describe how amazing this is


Joostmarcellis
Joostmarcellis Fri, 10th August, 2012

i'm amazed and stunned!



helenvance
helenvance Fri, 7th September, 2012

Beautiful work. Can't wait to try it in the wild.


furrymutt
furrymutt Mon, 19th November, 2012

H-h-how?


awesome man
awesome man Mon, 26th November, 2012

amaising!


usarogersbros
usarogersbros Mon, 3rd December, 2012

excellent design






nevimuks
nevimuks Sun, 9th December, 2012

Does anybody know how to use this? I download it and i get an extraction file. Then what?


Wolf Lambert
Wolf Lambert Thu, 13th December, 2012

WOW!!!!! And that's a modular font????


Mairi
Mairi Tue, 18th December, 2012

Wow! Great work! The shading is terrific. I'll surely download this once I figure out how.

-Mairi


Dragonoid
Dragonoid Thu, 21st February, 2013

It's this kinda thing that makes you wish you were better at pixel art.


eminemboy2013
eminemboy2013 Fri, 22nd February, 2013

awesome!


bugs!
bugs! Wed, 6th March, 2013

The system is very long time to open a font. -_-(OS Windows 7)


guytoon
guytoon Fri, 5th April, 2013

Flamin' heck! Brilliant! How did you manage to create a font like that with the tools in FontStruct? Well done! Guytoon


reejai
reejai Wed, 1st May, 2013

How on earth did you do that!! Magnificent! Reejai!


A_iris
A_iris Tue, 1st October, 2013

love this font, I actualy joined this sight just to download it. GREAT JOB!!!


kosmar
kosmar Thu, 17th October, 2013

impressive


Kradrling
Kradrling Sat, 23rd November, 2013

This font has incredible quality! I honestly can't see myself ever using it but amazing job! Totally downloading


ViAik
ViAik Thu, 5th December, 2013

oh yeah, perhaps it was veeery hard to make it!


julean
julean Wed, 12th February, 1:21 AM

OMG!!! I realy like!!!


ChristianD
ChristianD Sat, 22nd March, 12:50 AM

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.


Cohnisgone
Cohnisgone Sat, 22nd March, 8:31 AM

The designer used it for the titles in her book Badger Spine: http://www.hollydennisdesign.com/Badger-Spine


ChristianD
ChristianD Sat, 22nd March, 4:43 PM

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?


Cohnisgone
Cohnisgone Sun, 23rd March, 1:26 AM

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.