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Apostle XIII

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by WasteOfPaper
see also MacBethCalligraphy by Michaelangel007, and Apostle Fix by Groszak


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This Fonstruction was created in my first year studying graphic design at UWE. The design brief was to create a typeface using the key word; 'ornate'. I have taken heavy influence from gothic fonts and architecture, looking in particular at religion and religious texts. For more information please visit my website at http://wasteofpaper.co.uk/wordpress I welcome all comments and constructive criticism, thank you :)
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70 characters, 305 downloads
Created:
Tue, 8th November, 12:56 PM 2011
Last Edit:
Mon, 5th December, 4:00 PM 2011
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aphoria
aphoria Fri, 11th November, 2011

Your spacing needs some work, but this is good work.


WasteOfPaper
WasteOfPaper Sun, 13th November, 2011

Thanks :) its still work in progress, will make sure the spacing gets done though!


WasteOfPaper
WasteOfPaper Tue, 22nd November, 2011

More or less complete, all feedback welcome!!! Thank you :)


meek
meek Tue, 22nd November, 2011

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


djnippa
djnippa Tue, 22nd November, 2011

This is nice. Have you thought of making the 'A' an upper case A rather than a lower case. Same goes for the E. Do you think Q needs a bit of work, I think it looks kind of odd. Also your T could easily be mistaken for an F.


WasteOfPaper
WasteOfPaper Tue, 22nd November, 2011

All thoughts that had occurred to me, I found myself working to a very strict angle pattern to make letter forms, T in particular was a struggle to produce, perhaps without the cross passing through the stem it would be more obvious? The font is based on church script and I found that some gothic fonts chopped and changed between upper and lower case in display fonts but obviously its a constant work in progress!


aphoria
aphoria Tue, 22nd November, 2011

I think my previous comment was before you added the decoration.

I just wanted to add, that I love it.


ingie912
ingie912 Wed, 23rd November, 2011

This font look soooo nice! Where did you get that?


WasteOfPaper
WasteOfPaper Wed, 23rd November, 2011

Thanks :) the idea for the letter shapes is originally from bible text and old gothic fonts. The ornamentation came from development of patterns based mainly on 3 different sizes of circles


WHAT
WHAT Thu, 13th September, 2012

very cool! fave!


WasteOfPaper
WasteOfPaper Thu, 13th September, 2012

Thanks for your interest, you can find the type specimen here if it interests you: http://www.wasteofpaper.co.uk/print&type_projects/print&type-found-type.html
All the best


meek
meek Mon, 10th December, 2012

Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Apostle XIII” is now a current Featured FontStruction.


Upixel
Upixel Tue, 11th December, 2012

I miss that one , this font isa so beautiful.
great work


elmoyenique
elmoyenique Tue, 11th December, 2012

I think this font is unfinished (nothing about numbers, nothing about other glyphs like "&, $, %, etc", nothing about accents...). The space on the right of the "d" must be adjusted, IMHO.

I think this font is unfinished (nothing about numbers, nothing about other glyphs like "&, $, %, etc", nothing about accents...). The space on the right of the "d" must be adjusted, IMHO.

elmoyenique
elmoyenique Wed, 12th December, 2012

But I like it!. Congrats for the TP and the FD!


Mairi
Mairi Tue, 18th December, 2012

Very nice work. You should be proud of it!

-Mairi


SquarePeg
SquarePeg Wed, 9th January, 2013

Beautiful, exceptional work. I'm glad it was selected as a Featured FontStruction; I had not seen it till now.


Spooge99
Spooge99 Mon, 18th February, 2013

I am having trouble creating fonts that seem appealing (No pun intended). Any ways I could improve myself?


Spooge99
Spooge99 Mon, 18th February, 2013

I am having trouble with creating fonts that seem appealing (No pun intended). Any ways I could improve myself?


WasteOfPaper
WasteOfPaper Mon, 18th February, 2013

For this particular project I wasn't designing to appeal to anyone it was more about freedom of creative license and pleasing myself. The fact that the Fonstruction has been chosen as a Top Pick etc was an added bonus.
However if you really want to appeal to others maybe just try identifying a gap and make something that you know that yourself and others would definitely have a use for, a lot of useful type design is based on borrowing elements from other fonts rather than extreme wild creatvitity.
Hope that helps?


Michaelangel007
Michaelangel007 Sat, 23rd March, 2013

@djnippa I've cloned this font and fixed the upper 'A' if you are interested. :-) See my "MacBethCalligraphy". (I also did very minor cleanup work on 'H'.)

I am aware these glyphs: uppercase 'E', 'Q', and 'Z' still need to be fixed. :-/


WasteOfPaper
WasteOfPaper Mon, 25th March, 2013

@Michaelangel007 very nice, the fonstruction is pretty old now but if I remember rightly at the time I chose to design lowercase letters as I saw its use as being more decorative/display than text based. Having said that I did use it for some body text and it was fairly readable. Appreciate your time and effort in redesigning some letters though!


Reepicheep
Reepicheep Fri, 29th March, 2013

Pretty! seems like it took a long time. :)


CarvedBlock
CarvedBlock Tue, 2nd April, 2013

Impressive for a bitmap based typeface!


Groszak
Groszak Mon, 22nd April, 2013

use " ARY " text instead of " Gary ".


Boston
Boston Sat, 27th April, 2013

A must have !


ladymdark
ladymdark Sat, 18th May, 2013

It's fantastic, wonderfull! *-*


Bismuth
Bismuth Mon, 27th May, 2013

Hey, WasteOfPaper, could you hide the comment at the top by Ben Neenan? "M**********r" is a big-time bad word and one guy once got arrested for using that word (along with EIGHT others) in a comedy routine.


winty5
winty5 Mon, 27th May, 2013

I agree with Bismuth. There are children on this site too.


WasteOfPaper
WasteOfPaper Mon, 27th May, 2013

Comment has been hidden, I can assure you that Ben meant no offense by posting that. It has been a surprise quite how much exposure the fontstruction has gained. Regards, M


kfozburg
kfozburg Tue, 25th June, 2013

I really like this. I totally agree that the capital letters meet the definition of "ornate." The lowercase letters have a really nice Gothic feel to it too (they all do, really). Excellent job! Keep up the awesome work.